Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (photo) has announced that, starting this coming Monday, March 16, all events at Borough Hall are cancelled, excluding “Grow Brooklyn Free Tax Prep, for which appointments remain necessary, pending eligibility.” The Constituent Assistance Center won’t be available for walk-ins, but can be reached through email – firstname.lastname@example.org – or by calling 718-820-7800.
The Brooklyn Public Library is suspending “public programming and events” from tomorrow, March 13 until March 31. More details are found on the BPL website. This decision was made in conjunction with the New York and Queens public libraries, who, along with BPL, issued this joint statement:
The decision to cancel library programs was not taken lightly, as programs such as story times, technology training classes, and English language classes are lifelines for so many. But considering the current situation, and the need to limit large crowds, this was the most responsible path forward to support the health and well-being of our communities.
Libraries will remain open during their normal hours, and will “continue to offer access to books, public computers, wi-fi, expert staff recommendations, and a variety of resources and computers dedicated to the Census.”
Brooklyn Historical Society will be closed to the public and all public programs cancelled from March 13 through March 31. Any registration fees or ticket purchases for these events will be refunded. BHS says: “This decision was not made lightly. We know that this is the best way to support ongoing efforts to protect our city and its inhabitants.”
Brooklyn Bridge Park will, of course, remain open, but the Environmental Educational Center will be closed from March 13 to 31.