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Le Poisson Rouge Temporarily Closes Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The wake of alerts and edicts surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic continue to flood in-boxes of outlets such as my own and since we are tasked with keeping you informed, here is the latest from the folks that handle the affairs of the NYC venue Le Poisson Rouge.

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The Press Release:

“Hello again,

Sunday evening, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced an executive order to close all music venues across the city. The decision on how to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak has been taken out of our hands and we intend to comply with the mayor’s order. As much as this hurts our hearts and our business, we believe this is the right thing to do and understand the need for mass closures at this time.

Though we may be temporarily shutting our doors to the public, we cannot quarantine our love for music. We refuse to give up. We are working on streaming live performances and programming, unveiling archived concert footage, and engaging the independent music community like never before. If you are a musician or have a musical story to tell – let us know! We want to enable you to get the support you need. Now more than ever, we need the healing power of music and art.
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The Kingsland, Gold Sounds and Monarch Close Their Doors Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

I’m continuing to share broadcasts about the postponements and cancellations we are facing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic outbreak. Recently, I shared the post from the folks over at the Saint Vitus Bar (HERE) about their temporary closing. This news comes from the promoters of Brooklyn’s own The Kingsland and how it affects a number of their event spaces. Read on.

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The Statement:
Coronavirus Update: As of March 16, Following the direction of the CDC & Governor Cuomo, we will be closing The Kingsland, Gold Sounds & The Monarch until further notice to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
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Saint Vitus Bar Temporarily Closes Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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The Statement:
By now, it’s likely that you’ve all seen the news and figured out that we’re going to be closed temporarily. Upcoming shows at Vitus are canceled or postponed as we all do our part to stay home and help slow the spread of COVID-19. We’re working on rescheduling as much as we can, and will keep you all posted. We’ll honor tickets at future dates for any shows we can reschedule. We, and other venues like us, would also ask that you don’t request a refund if you can, and we appreciate your understanding.

We need youse to stay safe and healthy until we get to reopen. Wash your fucking hands! Practice good social distancing—you can throw up the horns and shout HAILS at each other from a safe 6 feet away.
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