New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that all large events requiring a city permit will be canceled through September 30. Plus Alternate Side Parking is suspended next week through Sunday, July 19th.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that all large events requiring a city permit will be canceled through September 30. This includes the Labor Day and West Indian Day Parades.
The city will not issue a permit for any event in a location that interferes with the Open Streets or Open Restaurants program, and permits will also be denied for all events larger than one block, stage/video events that require amplification, street fairs, and events in parks that may unreasonably diminish public use. The city will refund or defer fees paid in connection with a denied permit.
“As New York has begun its reopening process, accessible open spaces are more important than ever,” de Blasio said. “While it pains me to call off some of the city’s beloved events, our focus now must be the prioritization of city space for public use and the continuation of social distancing.”
However, the Mayor will be permitting Black Lives Matter protesters to continue marching through city streets, saying the demonstrators’ calls for social justice were too important to stop after more than a month of demonstrations have not led to an outbreak of coronavirus cases.
Events that are only one city block or smaller, or events that do not conflict with Open Streets or Open Restaurant areas, can still apply for a permit.
The mayor also announced Alternate Side Parking is suspended next week through Sunday, July 19th.