NY Lifts Curfew on Bowling Alleys, Other Venues, While Restaurant Curfew Remains Unchanged

Bowling Alley
Getty Images

New York’s 11 p.m. curfew for bowling alleys and movie theaters will be lifted on April 5, while restaurants and bars will need to close at the current required time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.

This includes the 11 p.m. curfew currently in place for casinos, movie theaters, bowling alleys, billiards halls, gyms, and fitness centers. Food and beverage establishments, which are mandated to close at 11 p.m., and catered events, which close at midnight, will be re-evaluated in April.

“As we reopen and an increasing number of New Yorkers receive their vaccines, it is more important than ever to continue the practices we know stop the spread of Covid-19,” Cuomo added in a statement. “I encourage New Yorkers to continue to wear their masks, practice social distancing and wash their hands.”

On Monday, New York resumed weddings with venues at 50 percent capacity and a maximum of 150 people. All attendees must have proof of a recent negative Covid-19 test result or proof of immunization.

Long Island remains at the second-highest Covid-19 positivity rate in the state at a 4.5 percent 7-day average of positive test results. New York is opening three new Covid-19 vaccination sites on Long Island this Friday.

-With Mark Hallum

For more coronavirus coverage, visit longislandpress.com/coronavirus.

Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.