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Postponement of Various events in NYC

Various events have been cancelled because of the outbreak including the prestigious pride march

“A few days ago, I said city permits for events scheduled in May were canceled. I said we’d talk to organizers of events in June,” de Blasio said during a press conference. “We have had those conversations and this will not surprise you: We will cancel city permits for June events as well.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has canceled city event permits for the month of June, an extension of his order for May as the city deals with the coronavirus outbreak.

De Blasio said this decision would pull permits for the New York City Pride Parade, Puerto Rican Day Parade, Salute to Israel Parade and other events.

“A few days ago, I said city permits for events scheduled in May were canceled. I said we’d talk to organizers of events in June,” de Blasio said during a press conference. “We have had those conversations and this will not surprise you: We will cancel city permits for June events as well.”

“This is not a happy announcement, but one we have to make,” de Blasio continued, adding that many of the events “will be postponed” later this year and that the city will work with event organizers on rescheduling and finding “the right time and place.”

De Blasio added that 2020 is the “50th anniversary of the Pride Parade and it’s a very, very big deal.”

“That march is such an important part of life in this city, but this year, in particular, was going to be something historic,” he said, while referencing the other events. “We’re gonna miss all three of them in June, but they will be back and we’ll find the right way to do it.”

He continued: “That joy and that pride that all of these events bring, that celebration will be back.”

“The fact that they’re postponing now will help us get back better,” he said. “The bottom line is to think about safety, saving lives, speeding us to that day where we get more normal, so this is the right thing to do.”

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