Scroll down to see all the club’s notices. Right now we have heard from: The Beach Cafe (open), Birdland (open), Don’t Tell Mama (open), The Duplex (open), Feinstein’s 54 Below (closed), Green Room 42 (open), The Laurie Beechman Theater & West Bank Cafe (closed) and Pangea (open).
BIRDLAND JAZZ & BIRDLAND THEATER
Statement From Birdland About The COVID-19 Crisis
We at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are closely monitoring the city, state, and federal safety recommendations about the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Our primary concern is for the safety of our artist-performers, customers, and staff.
We have implemented every possible measure to ensure a safe environment. These precautions include:
– Sanitizing our venues by disinfecting all surfaces, restrooms, and kitchen areas before and after every performance throughout the evening, and overnight after we have closed.
– Training and monitoring all employees for vigilant sanitary practices include personal washing, cleaning, and sanitary service techniques.
– Closely monitoring the health of our staff and artist-performers, and enforcing a stay at home policy for any staff or performer feeling or exhibiting even the slightest symptoms.
– Requesting that all of our customers observe the same sanitary and health monitoring practices.
Due to the unpredictable and developing nature of this crisis, we have cancelled some of our upcoming performances. However, we also feel a great responsibility, as part of NYC’s culture and history, to make every effort to continue presenting a modified program of performances every evening, as long as it is safe to do so. If current ticket holders wish to cancel we will happily transfer tickets or give full credit for a future show when the crisis passes.
The arts and culture industry in NYC are not only important to our society but are also the source of employment for tens of thousands of artist-performers, staff, and service workers. “The Show Must Go On,” is not only our credo but also our livelihood. By working together, safely, we will survive this crisis.
Your Friends at Birdland
DON’T TELL MAMA
NOTE: While many shows have cancelled or postponed, there are still shows going up at Don’t Tell Mama and the restaurant and club remain open. Please check with website for further information.
Dear Loyal Guests –
We wanted to reach out to make sure you heard from us during this uncertain time and also to assure you that we have raised all of our precautionary standards and procedures to maximum levels in order to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests and staff as we learn more about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As always, we consistently maintain the highest health inspection standard – GRADE A – in our restaurant and we have rigorous health and safety standards and training in our core operations. In addition, we have:
- Introduced additional sanitation efforts throughout all of our spaces.
- Added new training steps and guidance for all existing staff.
- In an abundance of caution, implemented a temporary hiring freeze to ensure that our current staff has been fully trained and is experienced in upholding the strictest of safety standards and guidelines.
- Fully aligned with NYC Department of Health and CDC Guidelines.
As always, we very much look forward to hosting you and welcoming you to Don’t Tell Mama. We are sensitive to your needs and concerns, and please feel free to let us know if there is anything else we can be doing for your comfort. Simply reach out to the manager on duty while enjoying our piano bar/cabaret/restaurant. We are happy to entertain all reasonable requests.
Thank you and we look forward to having you and your party in to sing!!
Good Vibes Always,
💋 Don’t Tell Mama
GREEN ROOM 42
Dear friends & family,
The health and safety of our artists, audience, and staff are always of the utmost importance to us at The Green Room 42. We also recognize the importance of the NYC arts and culture industry, and the thousands of artists employed by the live entertainment and arts. In an effort to make sure the show must go on…
- The Green Room 42, is continuing to operate and offer shows at 50% capacity until further notice or further regulation from officials.
- We are taking proactive measures to sanitize the space daily, protect our staff, and keep our artists and audiences safe.
- Artists may however decide to postpone their shows, and we are notifying audiences of those postponements as fast as possible given the scale of circumstances.
- Any guest, citing public health, who cannot make it to a show should email firstname.lastname@example.org for a raincheck/credit redeemable for 365 days of original show date.
Given the volume of customers and situations, the best way to communicate with us is via email at email@example.com
The Team at The Green Room 42
We are writing to you today to let you know we are monitoring the latest news about Coronavirus and that we share your concern.
We also want to assure you that for now we are remaining open for dining and for our shows, and that we are taking extra precautions to ensure that our staff and guests are not at risk of contact with the Coronavirus.
In this time of crisis, Pangea takes its role as a welcoming and safe oasis for artists and audiences from many walks of life and persuasions very seriously and we will do whatever we can to insure that the lights in this oasis continue to shine during this time of crisis.
Rest assured that Pangea is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized twice a day — once in the morning and then again at closing, 7 days/ week, with bleach and alcohol. Bathrooms are cleaned and sanitized throughout our open hours. Our staff has been trained to clean and sanitize their hands frequently, and to stay off premises if they are feeling the slightest symptoms.
If you are attending one of our upcoming events, we urge you to please wash and sanitize your hands before coming and to be aware of those around you as well as artists on and off the stage. Please stay home if you are not feeling well in any way. (And we look forward to seeing you again once you are well!)
Pangea thanks you for your support in this unprecedented time of darkness. As we always do, and have done for many years here in the East Village, we know that our responsibility to ourselves and to our community requires us to be seen, accountable and connected. We will not shy away from this priority.
As health officials and our neighbors continue their efforts to keep New York City safe, we are staying open, and we sincerely hope we will see you at Pangea soon.
NOTE: Pangea has also gone to a 25 maximum person per show policy while moving out tables to create more space between tables.
CLOSED CLUB NOTICES
FEINSTEIN’S 54 BELOW
Currently, all programming at Feinstein’s/54 Below is postponed until April 8, 2020. We encourage you to check our calendar for updates and look forward to seeing you back in our club when we reopen.
THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER – CLOSED to APRIL, WEST BANK CLOSED AS OF MARCH 15 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
To our valued customers and friends:
We wanted to reach out to make sure you heard from us during this uncertain time. The West Bank Cafe remains open. We want to assure you that we have heightened all of our precautionary standards and procedures to maximum levels to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and guests.
We have consistently maintained the highest health inspection standard – Grade A – in our restaurant and continue to have rigorous health and safety standards. We have introduced additional sanitation efforts during this turbulent time.
The West Bank Cafe will close with dinner service as of March 15. We have made the difficult decision to postpone all shows in The Laurie Beechman Theatre until further notice. We are working with producers and artists to reschedule shows at an appropriate time.
What is most important to us is that we balance safety and service, and that we remain good citizens in our communities by keeping ourselves informed. We will continue to follow the latest updates from The Governor and Mayor, and will update all of you as needed.
Again, West Bank Cafe remains open for business. We thank you for your understanding and years of support. As always, we very much look forward to hosting you and welcoming you in to The West Bank Cafe as we have for the past 42 years.
MORE TO COME AS WE RECEIVE THESE MESSAGES!