New York’s weeklong annual design celebration event is called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. NYCxDesign is amongst the most popular design festival that includes over 400-small events including –
- Open Studios,
- Product launches, and
- Many more across all the five boroughs
Due to growing concern surrounding COVID-19, the May NYCxDESIGN festival has been suspended. We will instead present programming this October, timed to align with a month of significant design events planned across the city.
— NYCxDESIGN (@NYCxDESIGN) March 17, 2020
Originally, NYCxDesign was to happen on 12th May 2020, but now it will take place in October 2020. It will join the list of other design and architecture events that are already a part of postponement due to COVID-19.
Here’s the complete list of other events –
- Archtober by The AIANY Center for Architecture,
- The Architecture and Design Film Festival,
- Open House New York Weekend,
- Cooper Hewitt, and
- National Design Museum’s National Design Week.
Some other events cancelled or postponed because of Corona are listed below.
What Vice President of NYCxDesign Said About The Cancellation?
Edward Hogikyan, the Executive and vice president of NYCxDesign, said that the event always brings the city together to celebrate the city’s amazing talented designers. It’s certainly unfortunate that we have to cancel the event that schedules in May, but we have to take the hard decision due to the concerns of coronavirus.
The cancellation decision is to keep the attendees and participants safe from the severe outbreak. The annual Festival will not take a plan in October 2020.