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NY NOW Cancels October Fall Edition Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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The Press Release:
NY NOW®, the modern wholesale market for retailers and specialty buyers seeking diversity and discovery, has decided, based on recent developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after consultation with our community partners, to cancel the NY NOW Fall Edition and co-located National Stationery Show, which had been scheduled for October 18-20, 2020, at the Jacob Javits Center.

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Recent developments have made it impossible to bring buyers and brands together safely and successfully. This is due to the ongoing progression of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., including the latest government data, measures, and guidelines on the phased reopening plans in the U.S.; the number of confirmed cases worldwide and domestically; current quarantines, containment areas, stay at home orders, and restrictions on congregating and large gatherings imposed by states and other government and public health authorities; travel restrictions into the New York City area; and the various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees affecting attendees and participating companies.
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Cool News: The Museum at Bethel Woods To Reopen On July 13th

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The Press Release:
As New York’s Mid-Hudson region entered Phase 4 of reopening today, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural center located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, announced that The Museum at Bethel Woods will reopen on Monday, July 13th. The Museum, which had delayed opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be open 10AM-5PM, seven days a week.

In accordance with New York State’s reopening guidelines, stringent protocols have been put into place throughout the campus to help fight the spread of the virus. All ticketing transactions will be contactless and will occur at the exterior Box Office windows. Due to capacity limitations, visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets online in advance.
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The Nathan’s Famous “Hot Dog Eating Contest” Champions Remain Uncontested

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The annual tradition of the hot dog eating content that is a staple of the Coney Island Nathan’s and the Fourth Of July was going to be a different experience entirely this year based on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Sure some places have re-opened to outside dining and some shopping but an event like this one draws in thousands as they watch their favorite eater consume the amazing hot dogs. Before the virus hit, I had hoped to be on the press line snapping photos since I’ve been doing so much lifestyle stuff here on “The Chronicles” but based on the world of now it was not going to be possible. This time only a handful of competitors from the men’s and women’s team assembled and were seperated by bit plexiglass dividers.

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Ozy Fest 2020 Cancelled By Organizers Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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The Press Release:

Dear OZY Fest 2020 ticket holder — We hope you are staying safe and well during this unprecedented year.

The world has changed beyond recognition since we first announced the lineup for OZY Fest 2020, and so unfortunately this year’s event will be postponed to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. OZY has been working closely with the City of New York to find a new date in 2021 for our one-of-a-kind festival of music, comedy, food and ideas next summer, which will be announced in due course.

All ticket holders have the option between rolling over their ticket to 2021, or receiving a full refund. If you wish for your tickets to rollover to 2021, please click here to follow the rollover instructions from our official ticketing vendor, Front Gate Tickets. All rollovers must be claimed by Friday, July 10, at 11.59pm ET.
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Montreux Jazz Festival Presents: 54th Summer Of Music

The Press Release:
Montreux Jazz Festival have today announced the launch of “Summer Of Music”:, to mark the 54th edition of the annual festival in Montreux, Switzerland. From Friday July 3 to Sunday July 18, when the Montreux Jazz Festival was due to take place, Montreux will be bringing the magic of the festival alive to viewers at home with rare and never before seen performances streamed exclusively via YouTube. “Summer Of Music” will showcase iconic Montreux Jazz Festival performances from some of the world’s most legendary artists, including Nina Simone, Etta James and Carlos Santana.
Through a partnership between Eagle Rock and the festival’s media subsidiary Montreux Media Ventures, Montreux Jazz Festival will stream one performance a day across the 16 days, including world premieres from legends including John Lee Hooker (1983) and Charles Bradley (2016), bringing together some of the festival’s biggest moments. For many, it will be the first time seeing these rare performances from Montreux’s archive, allowing viewers to dive into the rich history of the festival and experience the magic at home.

Mathieu Jaton, CEO of Montreux Jazz Festival, said: “Since its beginnings in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has been immensely fortunate to have built up, thanks to the visionary spirit of Claude Nobs, a rich and unique audiovisual archive. This heritage has made the Festival famous and continues to make it shine through initiatives such as the 54th Summer of Music, made possible through our collaboration with the Claude Nobs Foundation, Eagle Rock and the NMAAM. This summer, this heritage is more essential than ever.”
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