COVID-19 Event Guidelines

COVID-19 Event Guidelines


Applications that meet the following criteria will be considered under the current Executive Order:

  • Non-essential gatherings are currently limited to 50 people or less
  • Event must be one block/one plaza block or less
  • Sound permits will not be issued for any event with a stage or video screen
  • Event location cannot interfere with a DOT Open Street or with DOT Open Restaurant locations (curb lane and partial closures on streets with Open Restaurants operating in the curb lane will be considered)
  • Permits will be considered ona  DOT Open Street for events that occupy less than 50% of the street and for less than 6 hours in duration(Events are not permissible on Open Streets:Restaurants locations)
  • The local community board and precinct must approve all applications
  • COVID Safety Plan Affirmation must be signed and uploaded


Non-profit applicants may be eligible for reduced or waived permits fees under a civic event permits(link :https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cecm/permitting/civic-and-charitable-events.page)