After Cuomo announced that venues could open at 33 percent capacity, theaters and arts venues on Long Island began to prepare for their upcoming seasons.

On March 3, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that arts and entertainment venues in New York will be allowed to open at 33 percent capacity, starting April 2, according to a press release from his office.

This limitation will allow crowds of up to 100 indoors, and 200 outdoors. In addition, all attendees must be socially distanced and wearing a mask to attend these performances. Those limits could also expand to 150 people indoors and 500 outdoors if all attendees test negative before the performance starts.

The news of these reopening guidelines has excited many performers, arts directors and theater-goers…


Babylon Cares, a new initiative created to prevent alcohol and drug addiction in the community of Babylon, was launched on Tuesday, February 2. Babylon Cares was created in response to a lack of awareness about addiction prevention in the community, according to the founder of Babylon Cares, Lori Novello. The program will serve as a resource to host diversion programs and community events that will “create a more protective environment for all” according to their website.

Babylon community members gather to shoot a promotional video for the launch of Babylon Cares. Photo courtesy of Lori Novello.

Both Novello and the Program Director of Babylon Cares, Nikola Segoloni, also are active in these respective roles for the program LindyCares, which serves…

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