Thursday night Amsterdam Mayor Michael Cinquanti announced that the Amsterdam St. Paddy's Day Pub Fest was canceled. Local bars and establishments would still be open, but the organized Pub Fest was off.

Here's the announcement from Amsterdam Mayor Michael Cinquanti.

"The just announced New York State restriction limiting crowd size at smaller businesses to fifty percent of normally acceptable capacity is forcing the City of Amsterdam to cancel Saturday's Pub Fest event. We had held off canceling the event because it was not being held at a single venue, there was no admission fee being charged and all of the participating businesses will be open on that day regardless if Pub Fest was taking place or not. But the object of the event was to drive more business to these local Amsterdam establishments and it has become clear that heavily crowded indoor spaces of any size are something to be avoided with the Coronavirus active all around us. We hope people will continue to patronize these great Amsterdam's restaurants and we promise to make it up to these wonderful establishments at a later date when this damn virus has disappeared. Our apologies also to the event's sponsor, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service."

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