Update: As for March 17, in addition to the new curfew laws and the Governor enforced shutdown of schools, gyms, dine-in restaurants and more, now NJ malls are shutting down. Bergen County and Wayne are among the first to shut down. And many resort hotels are also temporarily shuttering their doors like Great Wolf Lodge, Mohonk Mountain House and more
Update: As of March 16, Governor Murphy has issued a statewide curfew of 8 PM, meaning the NJ residents are advised to stay inside from 8 PM until 5 AM the next morning. He also closed all casinos, movie theaters and gyms, while restaurants and bars are also closed to any dine-in patrons and only open for take-out/delivery orders. He also announced today that any public and private schools that aren’t already closed, would be officially closed as of Wednesday.. The hard-hit town of Teaneck, has asked all residents to self-quarantine, only to leave house if they need food and medicine. Starting Tuesday, Westfield is shutting down playgrounds and fields, as well as closing their popular downtown to foot traffic to non-essential businesses.
As the novel coronavirus hits our area, many schools are closing, and even Broadway theaters are among the venues closed temporarily. Government officials have cracked down on large gatherings, like basketball and hockey games, concerts and parades. Governor Phil Murphy has recommended canceling all public events of 250 people or more. We’ve rounded up a list of venues that have announced temporary closures. Since this is a constantly changing situation, if you had tickets for an event or are heading out for a parade or trip to the museum, call ahead to make sure that it’s still happening. As of March 13, most malls and retail spaces are open, while many local libraries are closing for cleaning, canceling programs or closed until the end of the month. Bergen County announced on Friday that they were shutting down all movie theaters and performance venues.
Adventure Aquarium is closed temporarily.
Battleship New Jersey is closed until March 27th.
BergenPAC in Englewood is canceling or rescheduling all performances through March 31.
Bronx Zoo is closed until further notice.
The Co-Co – This Summit coworking spot is closed until the end of March.
Duke Farms in Hillsborough is closed and events are canceled until further notice.
Great Wolf Lodge in Scotrun, PA is closed until April 1st.
Hoboken Historical Museum is closed until the end of March, but offering virtual tours online.
Hopewell Theater will be closed for two weeks starting March 16.
Historic Village at Allaire in Farmingdale has canceled all events for March and April and closed all their buildings, but they are still open for passive recreation.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is closed for two weeks starting March 13 at 5 PM.
Imagine That! in Florham Park is currently closed.
iPlay America is closed until April 3rd.
The Jewish Museum in New York City is closed temporarily.
JCC Metrowest is closed, but offering online fitness classes, storytimes and Torah readings.
Kalahari Resorts is closed until April 1.
Lincoln Center in New York has suspended all performances through March.
Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is closed through March 31.
Major League Baseball (which includes the Mets and Yankees) has postponed the start of the season by at least two weeks.
Mohonk Mountain House is closed until April 1.
Morris Museum is open, but has canceled all live performances and film screenings through the end of March.
Morris County Parks Commission has closed all buildings, visitors centers, arenas and historic sites, while grounds and trails remain open.
Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton is closed and has canceled events until April 1, but the grounds are open for walking.
Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown has suspended all performances through March 31.
McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton has suspended all performances through the end of March.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is temporarily closed.
Montclair Art Museum is temporarily closed.
Montclair History Center has postponed events through the end of March.
The NBA, which includes the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks, has currently suspended their season.
NCAA Basketball has canceled the men and women’s March Madness tournaments.
Newark Museum of Art is closed until April 16th.
New Jersey Festival Orchestra has canceled its upcoming performances in March.
The New Jersey Devils are part of the National Hockey League, which has currently suspended the season.
North Jersey Mineralogical Society has canceled their annual show at Midland Park.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has suspended all performances until May 10.
New York Red Bulls are part of Major League Soccer and the United Soccer Leagues, which have currently suspended their seasons.
New York Botanical Garden is closed until April 1.
NJPAC in Newark has canceled all performances and events through April 13.
Paper Mill Playhouse has rescheduled its performances of Sister Act until later this spring, and has canceled all events for the next eight weeks.
Prudential Center in Newark has postponed all live events through the end of March.
Rubin Museum in New York City is closed starting Friday at 5 pm through March 31.
Sahara Sam’s in West Berlin is closed until April 2.
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center in Bridgewater is closed until further notice.
Sojo Spa Club in Edgewater is closed until March 30.
Somerset County Parks Commission has closed playgrounds and facilities. Parks, trails and golf courses remain open.
SOPAC in South Orange is closed until April 17th.
State Theatre of New Jersey in New Brunswick has canceled or rescheduled all March shows.
Trailside Nature Center in Mountainside has canceled its senior nature walks until May.
Turtle Back Zoo is closed through March 27th.
UCPAC in Rahway evaluating each event individually.
Urban Air locations in South Hackensack, Hazlet, Avenel, Milltown, Hamilton Twp, and Toms River are closed.
William Paterson University Performing and Visual Arts in Wayne has canceled all events through May 16th.
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