New York Fest For Beatles Fans Suspended

A note from the organisers:

Dear Fest Family,

We were really hopeful that we would be far enough along in the pandemic to be able to have our New York Metro FEST in October… but then the Delta Variant changed the landscape. On Monday, the NJ Governor announced new mask recommendations for all indoor activities and events. The next day, New York City’s mayor mandated mask requirements for restaurants, movie theaters, concerts, gyms, sporting events, Broadway and proof of vaccination before entering. This is all well and good for 2-3 hours. But The FEST is a 1, 2 or 3 day and night event. The thought of us all having to wear masks for the entire weekend to try to ensure everyone’s safety, seems untenable and unrealistic for the format of our event; a community of Beatles fans who gather to see friends they have made over the decades, meeting special guests, jamming late into the night, singing with each other in a circle, dancing to the live music, with people flying in from all over the country and the world to be together. The good news is the vaccines are working to keep folks healthy and to keep breakthrough cases mild. Everybody’s safety and well being is of utmost importance to us.

So it is again with heavy hearts that we bring the news that The Fest For Beatles Fans 2021 New York Metro, in October will not be happening this year.

But we don’t have to wait a year to celebrate — Next year’s New York Metro FEST is scheduled for the weekend of April 1-3, 2022! If you already have hotel reservations for NY Metro FEST, the hotel had to cancel all of them today. Shortly, we will be letting you know when you can make your new reservations for 2022. Do not worry. You will get the first crack for the rooms. The hotel system did not allow them to simply be rolled over. To all of you who have already purchased FEST tickets, they will be rolled over to the April, 2022 dates.

Chicago FEST is the weekend of August 12-14, 2022 and there’s no doubt we plan to make these reunions some of our best FESTS ever.

Thank you for your understanding, and we SO look forward to seeing all of you in person in 2022!

Peace and Love,

Mark, Carol, Michelle Joni and Tilly Lapidos

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