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Madame Tussauds New YorkImmersive Fantasy Adventure Features Frightful Pop Culture Icons  

New York City (Sept. 23, 2020) – Where can you find a creepy haunted mansion, ghoulish ghosts, soaring superheroes and a towering mystical monster under one roof? Madame Tussauds New York is the perfect family-friendly Halloween destination.  Guests of all ages are encouraged to come in costume now through October 31 and embark on an A-list fantasy adventure featuring world-famous pop culture experiences. …

American Museum of Natural History Re-openingTicket Reservations Available Now On AMNH.ORG

To view the Museum’s reopening video, please click here 

FOR MEDIA: In-person press visits should be scheduled in advance by contacting the Museum’s media relations department at 212-769-5800 or communications@amnh.org.     

New York, N.Y. – The American Museum of Natural History has reopened its doors to the general public, ending the longest closure in the Museum’s 150-year history. For reopening, attendance in the building will be limited to 25 percent of normal capacity to allow ample room for physical distancing, providing a unique, intimate opportunity for visitors to reacquaint themselves with such beloved Museum icons as the blue whale, the Titanosaur, and T. rex. With New York City public schools opening on September 21, in the coming days the Museum can offer families a place to learn and discover together, or to simply enjoy one another’s company. In addition to most of the Museum’s permanent halls, visitors will be able to see two special exhibitions: the blockbuster T. rex: The Ultimate Predator and a new exhibition, The Nature of Coloran exploration of what color reveals about the natural world and ourselves, which was on view for only a few days before the Museum closed in March.

NYS - Making Progress HappenTemperature Checks, Contact Information for Tracing, Face Coverings When Not Seated and Other Safety Protocols Required; Bar Service Will Not Be Permitted and No Service After Midnight

The City of New York to Provide a Team of 400 Enforcement Personnel to Ensure Compliance

Guidelines Will Be Reassessed Based On Data By November 1; If Infection Rate Does Not Increase, Restaurants May Be Permitted To Go Up To 50 Percent Capacity; State Will Monitor Any Positivity Increase on an Ongoing Basis for Potential Reassessment

Restaurants Must Publicly Post Their Indoor Dining Capacity and Phone Numbers to Report Violations; Patrons Who Observe Violations Can Report Issues by Calling 833-208-4160, or by Texting 'VIOLATION' to 855-904-5036

Governor Announces State to Launch 'New Yorkers Protecting New Yorkers' PSA with New York State Restaurant Association to Encourage Compliance

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced indoor dining in New York City will be allowed to resume beginning September 30th with a 25 percent occupancy limit. All restaurants that choose to reopen will be subject to strict safety protocols, including temperature checks, contact information for tracing, face coverings when not seated and other safety protocols.

NYS - Making Progress HappenOn Her 75th Birthday, Marsha P. Johnson State Park Becomes First State Park in New York to Honor LGBTQ Person and Transgender Woman of Color

State Will Improve Park Facilities and Install Public Art Celebrating Marsha P. Johnson and the LGBTQ Movement - Largest Investment in Park Since Opening

Images Are Available Here

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the dedication of East River State Park in Brooklyn for the late LGBTQ civil rights activist Marsha P. Johnson. On her 75th birthday, Marsha P. Johnson State Park will become the first state park in New York to honor a LGBTQ person and transgender woman of color. The State will improve park facilities and install public art celebrating Johnson's life and her role in the advancement of LGBTQ rights. The improvements represent the largest investment in the park since its opening.

Madame TussaudsFamilies can Honor Local Healthcare Workers by Sharing Their Visit on Social Media 

New York City (August 21, 2020) – Madame Tussauds New York officially reopens to guests on Wednesday, August 26. The attraction will be open from 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Star-studded safety measures in line with government advice and the requirements of local health authorities have been introduced including timed and dated tickets, social distancing guidelines, contactless payment, enhanced cleaning and employee health screenings. Additionally, interactive experiences, photo props and the 4D theater are temporarily unavailable. Face coverings must be worn by all guests and capacity will be restricted to no more than 25 percent of permitted occupancy. Madame Tussauds New York has taken NYC & Company’s Stay Well New York Pledge which is backed by public health protocols, to help businesses reopen responsibly.

Skinningrove (2013, 15 mins.)  courtesy of Michael AlmereydaOn the Occasion of his New Film, 'Tesla' 

MoMI’s Virtual Cinema presentation includes four features and rarely shown shorts, August 21–September 20, 2020

New York, New York, August 12, 2020 — A true American iconoclast, Michael Almereyda has been directing, writing, and producing unconventional, fiercely independent visions in a variety of genres and styles for more than three decades, whether working in documentary, fiction, or a combination of the two. From August 21 through September 20, Museum of the Moving Image will present Michael Almereyda Here and Now, a recent career retrospective featuring four of the director’s most memorable 21st-century visions — William Eggelston in the Real WorldExperimenterMarjorie Prime, and Escapes — and a collection of rarely shown shorts. The retrospective coincides with the release of his latest film, Tesla, which stars Ethan Hawke and Kyle MacLachlan, on August 21.

NYS - Making Progress HappenMarking a Summer of Progress on Airport's Complete Redevelopment 

First Phase of New Terminal B Concourse Opens Following June Opening of New Arrivals and Departures Hall 

Over 40% of Passengers Will Now Arrive or Depart from New Gates at a Whole New LGA 

Seven New Gates Open in New Concourse Which Will Serve American Airlines Passengers and Extend 21st Century Experience from Curb to Gate 

Roadway Work Continues Across the Airport Redevelopment Project; Nearly 75% of Roadway Work Now Complete

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the second new light-filled concourse and seven new gates at LaGuardia Airport's Terminal B, part of airport's ongoing $8 billion transformation. Beginning on August 5, the first seven new gates in new Western Concourse will be activated, welcoming more travelers through LaGuardia's Terminal B with a world-class passenger experience. The new concourse will include an indoor park, touchless restrooms and world-class amenities that convey a true sense of New York. This milestone follows last month's opening of the new 850,000 square-foot Arrivals and Departures Hall with new concessions, traveler amenities, world class art installations, and increased space for passengers to move more safely and efficiently during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fraunces TavernNew York, N.Y. – New York: On Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 12:00pm, Fraunces Tavern Restaurant will reopen to the public for outdoor dining for the first time since March 2020. From 2:00pm to 5:00pm, to celebrate the reopening, Allen Gogarty will perform live, and a four-story American Flag will be unfurled, that runs the length the building from the sidewalk to the roof.

Fraunces Tavern will serve popular items from lunch, brunch and dinner menus from 12:00-11:00pm along Pearl Street seven days a week, with over 400 whiskeys, signature cocktails, and 130 craft beers and ciders. The bar will also serve Samuel Fraunces® Ale, brewed by Flagship Brewing Co., newly released in spirited cans.

Sunless ShadowsExclusive presentation Includes his award-winning latest ‘Sunless Shadows’ 

Sunless Shadows, a Cinema Guild release, opens August 5 via Virtual Cinema

Astoria, New York, July 23, 2020 — Beginning August 5, 2020, Museum of the Moving Image is pleased to present Bound Unbound: Four by Mehrdad Oskouei, films by the esteemed Iranian documentarian who has spent twelve years exploring the lives of women and children in detention centers near Tehran. The series is anchored by Sunless Shadows, Oskouei’s latest film, for which he was awarded Best Director at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2019. Punctuated by deeply confessional monologues, the film offers a window into the lives of women and girls imprisoned for the murder of a male family member. Sunless Shadows is a Cinema Guild release. View trailer.