Here are your NYC reopening updates at the beginning of September as New York City enters the fourth and final phase of the New York Forward plan.
We are one once again welcoming visitors not currently on the list of restricted states. Those on the list may still visit if they provide an official traveler form and complete a 14-day quarantine according to New York State Department of Health Guidelines.
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Subways, trains, and buses are running with modified schedules, increased cleaning, and safety precautions. Employees and riders are required to wear clean face-coverings unless it is medically unsafe to do so. The subways and trains are thoroughly cleaned at least once a day and high-touch areas are disinfected every 24 hours. To facilitate this deep cleaning process, the subway does not run from 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM. Hand sanitizer is being provided to riders in stations and protective equipment vending machines have been installed. Also, in subway stations the ground has been marked to facilitate social distancing.
Restaurants are open with outdoor dining and limited capacity. Many establishments require pre-booked reservations. Low-risk out-door activities such as farmers markets, parks, zoos, and botanical gardens have also reopened with limited capacity and health and safety guidelines.
Many iconic NYC sites and cultural institutions have also reopened with restricted entry and attendance requirements. New York has divided these attractions into “low-risk indoor” and “low-risk outdoor” activities. Both categories require social distancing, and clean face-coverings must be worn at all times by staff and visitors.
Indoor Activities like museums must limit capacity to no more than 25% of maximum occupancy including guests and workforce. Groups are limited to only members of the same household or party. Many locations are not offering organized tours. Most institutions require pre-registration and timed entry. Loaned or rented headsets such as audio guides are discontinued. Daily health screening for staff is implemented. Some institutions are requiring temperature checks prior to entry.
Outdoor Activities such as zoos, botanical gardens, and parks must limit capacity to no more than 33% of maximum occupancy including guests and workforce. Hand sanitizers are to be made available in common areas. Loaned and rented equipment are discontinued. Daily health screening for staff is implemented. Some institutions are requiring temperature checks prior to entry.
We hope you’ve found these September NYC reopening updates to be helpful. Feel free to let us know in the comments any other types of events or services you’d like us to write about.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – Oct 3
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Open
American Museum of Natural History – Sep 9
9/11 Memorial and Museum – Sep 12
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Open
The New-York Historical Society – Sep 11
The Met Cloisters – Sep 12
Whitney Museum of American Art – Open
Brooklyn Museum – Sep 12
MoMA PS1 – Sep 17
Museum of Arts and Design – Sep 17
Sculpture Center – Sep 24
The Noguchi Museum – Sep 23
Rubin Museum of Art – Sep 12
Tenement Museum – Sep 12
American Folk Art Museum – Open
Museum of Jewish Heritage – Sep 13
New Museum – Sep 15
Bronx Museum – Sep 9
El Museo del Barrio – Sep 12
National Lighthouse Museum – Open
American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog – Open
Fotografiska New York – Open
Grey Art Gallery – Sep 1
Prospect Park – Open
Bronx Zoo – Open
The High Line – Open
Green-Wood Cemetery – Open
Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Open
Wave Hill – Open
Woodlawn Cemetery – Open
Central Park and Central Park Zoo – Open
Prospect Park Zoo – Open
Queens Botanical Garden – Open
Queens County Farm Museum – Open
Bryant Park – Open
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park – Open
Orchard Beach – Open
Governor’s Island – Open
Rockaway Jet Ski – Open
Domino Park – Open
Hudson Yards – Open
Arcadia Earth Museum – Sep 7
Statue of Liberty / Statue Cruises – Open
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration – Open
Radio City Stage Door Tour – Jan 1
Empire State Building – Open
Top of the Rock Observation Deck – Open
Edge Observation Deck – Open
Grand Central Terminal – Open
St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Open
Fraunces Tavern Museum – Open
Madame Tussauds New York – Open
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum – Sep 25
Circle Line, Classic Harbor Line, Liberty, Hornblower River cruises – Most are open
Big Bus and TopView bus tours – Open
Staten Island Ferry – Open
St. George Theatre Feb 28
Alice Austen House – Sep 8
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – Open
New York Aquariam – Open
The Metropolitan Opera – Dec 31
New York Philharmonic – Jan 5