926 p.m., 3/12/20: The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) announced Thursday evening it will close its location on 53rd Street, as well as MoMA PS1 in Queens and the MoMA Design Stores on 53rd Street and in SoHo, through March 30 because of the new coronavirus.
Several other museums, such as Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and the American Museum of Natural History, announced earlier in the day they would close.
Chelsea Piers also announced that its locations in the city would close starting at midnight, with the closure lasting through at least March 31.
6:30 p.m., 3/12/20:
NY1 truck operator Clint Braadt sent in this photo of a notice posted on the door of the Richard Rodgers Theatre, the home of "Hamilton."
5:50 p.m., 3/12/20:
Add the Apollo Theater to the list of organizations canceling events. In a statement, the Apollo says it is canceling all Apollo Theater-produced public programs - including (but not limited to) Amateur Ngiht at the Apollo, the Apollo Comedy Club, and WOW - Women of the World Festival - as of March 13, through at least April 4.
5:20 p.m., 3/12/20:
The Tribeca Film Festival has been postponed. It had been scheduled to run from April 15 through April 26.
2:59 p.m., 3/12/20:
Here's the scene outside of "Hamilton" after the news that all Broadway theaters will shut down for a month (photos courtesy of NY1's Daniel Huppert). The lights are still on, and a sign outside the cast door tells audience members that the cast will not stay for photos after the performance.
Original post, 2:30 p.m.:
Broadway has suspended all of its performances due to the coronavirus, the Broadway League announced Thursday.
They will be suspended through at least April 12.
The announcement comes after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that gatherings of 500 or more people will be suspended statewide.
Cuomo said this guidance will go into effect as of 5 p.m. Friday, but he said it was going into effect for Broadway as of 5 p.m. Thursday.
Various other arts locations, including Carnegie Hall, the Met Opera and the Met Museum, announced on Thursday that they are closing as well.
Officials at the Met Opera and Carnegie Hall say all rehearsals and performances through March 31 are closed in both places. Carnegie Hall says its cancellations go into effect at midnight Thursday.
The Met Museum will temporarily close all three of its locations - The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and the Met Cloisters - starting March 13.
Lincoln Center also announced Thursday afternoon that it is suspending constituent performances and screenings for the month of March, as of 5 p.m. March 12.