In recent days, Queens and New York City has seen a smattering of events postponed or canceled in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.
With more than 100 cases in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned gatherings of 500 people or more to slow the spread of the virus.
But event organizers expecting fewer than 500 people have started to take precaution by canceling or postponing their events to aid the effort.
Here is a list of some of the events in Queens and beyond that have been cancelled to help slow to spread of COVID-19.
- The Queens borough president special election
- Catholic Sunday Mass
- Museum of the Moving Image programming
- Theatre By The Bay’s performances of ‘Steel Magnolias’
- Richmond Hill’s 32nd Annual Phagwah Parade
- Astoria’s Greek Independence Day Parade
- Queens Theatre programming
- Waggers Bayside adoption event
- St. John’s University athletic events
- Queens Museum programming
- NCAA March Madness, including the Big East tournament
- Various Queens bus redesign meetings throughout Queens
- Broadway theaters
- Flushing Town Hall programming
- Major League Baseball opening day
- Queens Public Library programming
- Young New Yorkers’ Chorus’ Jamaica Performing Arts Center concert
- New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- NBA season
This list will be updated as more events are canceled or postponed.
This list was updated at 9:22 a.m. on Monday, March 16.