Capital Region Closings, Cancellations, and Postponements Due to COVID-19

Several closings around the Capital region are spreading faster than the Coronavirus itself. Governor Cuomo has banned large gatherings of 500 or more people until further notice. He has also stated that all events with 500 people, would have to reduce down to 250.

The new restrictions will take effect Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. The only exceptions that will not be affected by the measure are hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and mass transit.

Cuomo’s announcement, added with the hysteria over the virus, has effected several sporting events, concerts and parades around the Capital Region being postponed or cancelled.

Albany Public Library: Has cancelled all programs, outreach activities, and public meetings.

Albany St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Permits for the parade have been suspended for large gatherings, affecting the parade.

Albany Symphony: Performances on March 14, 15 and the Family Concert March 22 have all been cancelled.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center: All classes, programs, rentals are cancelled until March 27. Center and Trails still open.

Albany Patroons: Have cancelled the remaining regular season games for 2020.

Caffe Lena:
March 13 – John Paul White will be playing to a 50% capacity house, per Gov. Cuomo’s directive re COVID-19. We will be streaming the show live and hope to “see” you online at 8 PM.
March 14 MATINEE – Little Folks Show with Steptune will be livestream only. No audience in the house. Tune in at 1 PM!
March 14 EVENING – Bettye LaVette has postponed to May 13
March 15 – Jack Tempchin has cancelled.

Celtic Hall: The Two Rivers Gaelic League has cancelled the performance of Diane ni Chanainn on March 19.

Global Youth Service Day on March 21 has been cancelled. All items donated to the Humane Society will be delivered by the Town of Colonie Staff. Students in Local Government at the Town Hall on March 26 has been cancelled.

Colonie Center:
March 21 – Immortal Championship Wrestling’s Mall Madness event has been postponed. Date to be announced soon.

Cool Insurance Arena:
Adirondack Thunder hockey games in Glens Falls are now cancelled as the ECHL has suspended the rest of the season.

Congregation Gates of Heaven:
Jewish Food Festival March 28 and 29 has been postponed. Read the Book, Meet the Author Series with Sarah Hurwitz on March 24 is now an online-only Zoom event.

2020 men’s hockey tournament has been cancelled in Lake Placid.

March 17 – The college fair has been cancelled.

Hudson Valley Gamer Con 2020: HVGC has postponed the ESports event scheduled on April 4-5 until September 12, 13.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Will close to the public at least until April 1. The museum will reevaluate the situation then.

NYSPHSAA Winter Championships: Ice Hockey, Boys and Girls Basketball, and Bowling has been postponed. Their winter regional and state championships will be postponed indefinitely.

Proctors Theatre: Has postponed all public performances, movies, and rentals at the Proctors, UPH, and the Rep until April 12.

Rivers Resort and Casino Cancellations and Restrictions:
$120,000 Crack That Case Drawings on March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28.  Young at Heart Slot Tournament on March 16, 23, 30. All Poker Rooms Promotions and Tournaments. VIP Cash Progressive on March 17. VIP Dinners & Winners on March 19 and 31. VIP Bulova Clock Giveaway on March 29.
The VIP Lounge will close until further notice. All entertainment inside the Event Center, Van Slyck’s, and Dukes Chophouse for at least two weeks. The Casino is limited to 500 guest at one time. Guest must sit at least one seat in between each other.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation: Has postponed their event scheduled for March 14 until further notice.

Siena College: The 11th Annual Mac & Cheese Bowl scheduled for March 14 has been cancelled.

Schenectady JCC: Will close form March 14-16. March 15 Purim Carnival has been cancelled.

Skyloft: Has postponed Shawn Mullins for March 13 show.

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark: Will temporarily close on March 16 through the end of the month. Staff will re-evaluate situation during this time.

Times Union Center Basketball: NCAA Tournament will only allow essential staff, and limited family members into the tournament.

Times Union Center Concerts: Michael Buble’s performance on March 22 has been postponed until further notice.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Has postponed the Postmodern Jukebox event on March 18.

Troy Famers Market: Will close form March 14 and March 21.

The Crossings:
Students in Local Government event March 27 has been cancelled. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Bunny on April 4 has been cancelled.

The Egg:
Letterkenny Live: on March 13 has been postponed. The Dustbowl Revival: on March 13 is postponed. Cirque D’Or: on March 14 is postponed. New York Theatre Ballet: On March 15 has been postponed.

The Lake George Arts Project: Bands ‘N Beans scheduled for March 29 has been cancelled. Early bird tickets will be refunded.

Universal Preservation Hall: Has postponed The Megan Hilty Show and masterclass. Event will be rescheduled. All events postponed until April.

Upstate Concert Hall: All weekend shows scheduled for March 13-15 have been cancelled or postponed. Check UCH’s social media for more cancellations and postponed shows.

Watervliet Dome: Xtreme Wrestling Alliance has cancelled their event on March 21. Tickets will be honored at their May 15 show at the dome and a free autograph/photo with a guest tba.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office: Has postponed their Handgun Safety Class on March 16.

COVID-19 may cause mild to severe respiratory symptoms that include a cough, fever, trouble breathing, and pneumonia. The CDC believes that symptoms of the virus may appear within 2-14 days of contact.

There is no current vaccine for the virus. To help prevent contracting or spreading the virus, everyone should:

  • Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then dispose of tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Use hand sanitizer.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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