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UPDATED: Coronavirus cancellations and closures in the Capital Region arts and entertainment scene

UPDATED: Coronavirus cancellations and closures in the Capital Region arts and entertainment scene

Our comprehensive list including events that have either been canceled outright or postponed along with temporary closures
UPDATED: Coronavirus cancellations and closures in the Capital Region arts and entertainment scene
Proctors won't be bustling with activity again until April 13. The venue has temporarily closed due to coronavirus fears.
Photographer: Marc Schultz / Staff Photographer

The following list is current as of 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. All of the items listed below are from messages sent to the Daily Gazette via email: 

CANCELLATIONS

The following events have been canceled: 

Sunday, March 15

  • Albany Symphony concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Tuesday, March 17

  • The McKrells at VanSlyck's, Rivers Casino & Resort 

Wednesday, March 18

  • Postmodern Jukebox’s concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Thursday, March 19

  • Saratoga Arts 2020 Grant Awards Reception at the organization’s headquarters at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs

Friday, March 20

  • Capital Region Classical’s performance by the Belcea Quartet at Union College
  • Open Studios at MASS MoCA

Saturday, March 21

  • Capital Region Classical’s performance by the Belcea Quartet at Union College
  • Bill T. Jones at MASS MoCA

Sunday, March 22

  • Albany Symphony’s Sunday Symphony Family Concert at the Zankel Music Center on the Skidmore College campus
  • Music from Salem Spring Concert at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge
  • Capital Region Classical’s performance by the Belcea Quartet at Union College
  • A Joyful Noise: Gospel Brunch at Caffe Lena

Friday, March 27

  • The Capital District Garden & Flower Show at Hudson Valley Community College

Saturday, March 28

  • Maple Day at Mabee Farm Historical Site in Rotterdam Junction
  • The Capital District Garden & Flower Show at Hudson Valley Community College
  • Roger C. Miller at MASS MoCA

Sunday, March 29

  • Lake George Arts Project's annual Bands 'N Beans event
  • The Capital District Garden & Flower Show at Hudson Valley Community College

Wednesday, April 1

  • Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Young People’s and Seniors’ concerts at Proctors in Schenectady 

Thursday, April 16

  • Delia Owens, author of “Where the Crawdads Sing,” will not be appearing at SUNY Schenectady for an event organized by the Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library. 

In addition to the above event cancellations, the following organizations and venues have cancelled either ongoing series or other activities: 

  • The Troy Friends of Chamber Music 2020 Season
  • The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” at Saratoga Arts
  • Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs has cancelled all of its events through the end of March. Refunds will be given to those who purchased tickets. For more information, visit northshire.com 

 

POSTPONED

The following events and activities have been postponed; rescheduled dates are included if available:

Sunday, March 15

  • New York City Ballet’s performance of “Sleeping Beauty” at The Egg Performing Arts Center
  • Mohawk Valley Chorus’ performance at the United Presbyterian Church in Amsterdam

Tuesday, March 17

  • Author presentation with Heather Morris at Shenendehowa High School; organizers hope to reschedule the event for this fall.

Thursday, March 19

  • Aunt Mary Pat's Fish Outta Wooder Tour feat. Brenden Donegan has been postponed until further notice.

Friday, March 20

  • Schenectady Civic Playhouse's production of "This Random World," which was originally scheduled to open on this date; the company expects to announce rescheduled dates soon. 

Saturday, March 21

  • “Kurt Vonnegut in Schenectady” presentation by Alplaus Historian Jessica Polmateer at the Schenectady County Historical Society; postponed until Jan. 2021

Sunday, March 22

  • Michael Buble’s concert at the Times Union Center; tickets will be honored for the rescheduled show.

Tuesday, March 23

  • Bob Weir and Wolf Brothers concert at the Palace Theatre in Albany has been postponed; new show date is Oct. 28

Saturday, March 28

  • “Scots-Irish Revolutionaries of Corry’s Brook (Currybush)" presentation with Terry McMaster at the Schenectady County Historical Society; postponed until early 2021

Sunday, March 29

  • Albany Pro Musica’s “Legacy” performance at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall; tickets for the original performance date will be honored for the rescheduled date. 

Friday, April 3

  • Sebastian Manisalco at the Palace at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; performances have been rescheduled for Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. respectively

Saturday, April 4

  • “Water in the Erie Canal” with Craig Williams at the Schenectady County Historical Society; postponed until early 2021
  • Sebastian Manisalco at the Palace at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; performances have been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. respectively

Sunday, April 5

  • The 2020 Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards Ceremony at Proctors; event will be rescheduled for a date to be announced soon
  • Sebastian Manisalco at the Palace at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; performances have been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. respectively

Wednesday, April 8

  • Circa Survive concert at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park. 

In addition to the above, the following organizations and venues have also postponed these ongoing or one-time events: 

  • MASS MoCA has postponed its Teen Invitational event; it has been rescheduled for Friday, May 29. The museum's Members Opening Reception for the "Ad Minoliti," "Gamaliel Rodriguez" and "Kissing Through A Curtain" has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 23

 

CLOSURES

The following cultural institutions and recreational sites have decided to close to the general public; reopening or reevaluation dates included if available

The Clark Art Institute (Willilamstown, Mass): Officials will reassess the situation on April 1. 

The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls: Officials will review their decision weekly. 

Killington Resort/Pico Mountain (Killington, Vt.): All resort and mountain operations will be suspended immediately through March 22. The resort is not accepting new reservations for the rest of this month. 

MASS MoCA (North Adams, Mass.): Galleries will be closed to the public Monday, March 16 through March 31. 

miSci: Scheduled to reopen on March 31; to schedule a visit, contact Cindy DeMarco at 518-382-7890 ext. 228. Museum officials ask persons who have either traveled outside the U.S. within the last two themselves or been in contact with someone else who has along with persons who feel ill to postpone their visit. 

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: The museum will close to the public indefinitely beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. 

Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, Mass.): Museum officials will reevaluate the situation on April 1.

Opalka Gallery (Sage Colleges of Albany): All public events have either been cancelled or postponed. The gallery is scheduled to reopen on April 3. The High School Regional Exhibition slated to open on March 17 has been postponed until further notice. 

Proctors, United Preservation Hall and theREP: All performances scheduled to take place now through April 12 have either been cancelled or postponed until further notice. 

Schenectady County Public Libraries: All libraries will be closed for two weeks beginning Sunday, March 15. Items due within this time frame do not need to be returned and fines for those items will be waived. Staff will be answering phone calls during normal business hours at the Hon. Karen B. Johnson Central Branch. For more information, call 518-388-4511.

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark: The resort will close temporarily beginning on Monday, March 16. 

Yaddo: All public and private events have been cancelled. In addition, its artists residency program has been suspended until further notice.  

Editor's Note: Members of the Daily Gazette staff are working diligently to update our events listings as quickly and as thoroughly as we can after receiving items from area organizations and venues. If you don't see the event you're looking for here, we strongly encourage you to contact the organization or venue to double check that a particular event is going on as planned. 

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