Skip to main content

In a wide-ranging speech from the stage at Radio City Music Hall, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo explained that within the next month venues will begin operating at full capacity provided they request proof of vaccination from attendees. 

IQ reports that on June 19th, Radio City will open at full capacity and attendees will be required to present a vaccine passport—likely New York's Excelsior Pass—in order to enter the venue.

Cuomo explained his view that attendance scalability is predicated upon the amount of tickets allocated to vaccinated patrons. "I encourage [private venues] to have a high percentage available for vaccinated people," he said. "Radio City is going to be 100%, I encourage that, because that's an incentive for people to get vaccinated. In some ways, I think the private sector can offer more effective incentives than government can."

This has allowed major events, including Sunday's NBA Playoff game between the Knicks and the Hawks, to take place with a crowd of around 15,000. Vaccinated patrons were not required to wear a mask or socially distance once seated.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

EDMA Logo

The Results Are In: Here Are the Winners of the 2022 Electronic Dance Music Awards

Electronic dance music fans from around the world made their voices heard in deciding who is best-in-class across over two dozen categories.

moore kismet

Listen to Moore Kismet's Debut Album, a Vulnerable Window Into an Elusive Journey to Self-Love

The effervescent "UNIVERSE" showcases the incomparable talents of a dyed-in-the-wool EDM flag-bearer.

OPIUO

Opiuo Drops First Single In Over a Year: Listen to the Stunning "Gravitate"

"Gravitate" marks the first track from Opiuo's highly-anticipated forthcoming album.

Around 45% of New Yorkers have been vaccinated thus far, according to Cuomo's office.

Related

general

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Rolls Back Capacity Restrictions for Large Venues

A successful vaccination campaign thus far is allowing venues to ease restrictions and inch closer to hosting large events at scale.

general

New York to Resume Limited Capacity Concerts in April 2021

Nearly a year after COVID-19 lockdowns began, New York's arts sector may start to see some semblance of normalcy.

general party

Vaccine Passports Gain Traction as New York's Economy Reopens

Entry to entertainment venues in New York may increasingly be predicated on the ability to produce proof of vaccination.

general clubbing

Washington, D.C. to Lift Capacity Restrictions for Nightlife Venues This Summer

It seems D.C. summer is back on track, given a strong downtrend in COVID-19 cases month-over-month.

hollywood-bowl-fireworks

Hollywood Bowl to Prioritize Fully Vaccinated Attendees Under New 67% Capacity Cap

The venue will also designate separate seating sections for patrons based on their vaccination status.

general club

New York City Lifts Vaccination Status Requirements for Concerts

The Key to NYC program was discontinued on March 7th.

general club los angeles

Los Angeles Nightclubs to Require Proof of Vaccination for Entry

The new COVID-19 mandate will go into effect on October 7th.

brooklyn mirage

New York’s Avant Gardner Revokes Vaccine Mandate for Event Attendance

The Brooklyn-based electronic music venue updated its vaccine policy as it gears up for performances by REZZ, Zedd, Black Coffee, deadmau5, and DJ Snake, among others.