NEW YORK, NY — (04-22-20) — New York City PRIDE March cancelled for the first time in its history due to the coronavirus crisis. The announcement came in a press release issued by the Heritage of Pride on Monday.
Heritage of Pride, which runs the New York City Pride March and festival announced today that the NYC Pride roster of events that were booked for June 14-28, have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact this is the first time that New York City PRIDE has ever been canceled over a national crisis.
Heritage of Pride Cancels NYC Pride Festival
The decision was made by Pride organizers and the city government officials. It makes sense considering New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered all in-person gatherings in New York City through June to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has New York City at the top of the list of Coronavirus infections in the USA.
“As the days have passed, it has become more and more clear that even with a decline in the spread of COVID-19, large-scale events such as ours are unlikely to happen in the near future,” said Maryanne Roberto Fine, NYC Pride co-chair in today’s press release. “We understand that we need to reimagine NYC Pride events — and have already begun to do just that.” said Fine.
According to the press release, New York affiliate WABC TV, will broadcast a NYC Pride program in June, and the city will participate in a virtual Global Pride event set for June 27.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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