With Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center being used as an auxiliary hospital for New York City during the recent pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo had raised the question the other day in his daily press briefing about how events typically held at the venue would be affected.
Today comes word from the organizers of the twice-yearly NY NOW® show that the previously scheduled 2020 Summer Market which had been slated for August 8-12 will be rescheduled as a Fall edition to be held October 18-20 as part of Market Week with Shoppe Object, which will now be staged at Pier 36 from October 20- 22.
“NY NOW’s role is to bring buyers and brands together safely in a spirit of discovery and unity. With that in mind, we are rescheduling our August event and will instead run a NY NOW Fall Edition in October,” states Tim Hart, SVP Retail, NY NOW. “We are pleased to coordinate our change of dates with the organizers of Shoppe Object so that buyers experience a robust and convenient Market Week in October. We will continue to monitor the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and review our plans as required. It’s, of course, disappointing that our community will not be able to gather in August, but we look forward to coming together in October.”
“Like the rest of the world, we are closely monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and doing our part to act responsibly,” says Jesse James, co-Founder of Shoppe Object. “While we had hoped to activate in August, we feel more confident about the possibility of producing Shoppe Object with a mid-Autumn date. It’s our hope that by then, we will have moved into a safer period where we are able to gather with appropriate precautions in place and an eye toward moving forward.”
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