The first Office of Nightlife Report is here! It's a record of how the office began, established its agenda, and rolled out initiatives to support businesses, quality of life, safety and harm reduction, and cultural preservation, as well as its efforts during the pandemic and recommendations for the future. Learn all about the Office of Nightlife Report.
Curtains Up NYC is a City of New York program from MOME and Small Business Services that offers free application assistance for NYC businesses and nonprofits connected to live performance applying for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program of the federal government. Find Out How to Apply for the Shuttered Venues Operators Grant Here.
Open Culture is a new City government program that allows ticketed, socially distanced outdoor performances, rehearsals, and classes at nearly 200 street locations throughout the five boroughs. Click here to learn more about Open Culture guidelines and permits.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and the musician's union AFM Local 802, have launched two programs together. Music for the Soul, in partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals, and Music Heals offer paid gigs to musicians and the chance to entertain, inspire and thank the hardworking people on the front lines battling COVID, and their patients.