Your Safety Is Our #1 Priority

Last Updated: July 29, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. ET: Please note that government mandates and our venue protocols are subject to change, so be sure to continue to check back for the latest information. COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements may also vary by event, so it is important for you to continue to check your specific event page.
Dear City Winery Friends and Family,
In these very challenging times of reopening, we are carefully balancing the safety of our customers, staff and performing artists with the issues of privacy and freedom which we in our democracy cherish. Our number one mission is to create a safe, comfortable, and ideal setting for our dining guests, our artists and those attending live performances of music, comedy, or any art on our stage. We care about the lighting, the air-conditioning, the sightlines, the exits for egress, the fire suppression systems, the quality of the food, the service; everything that goes into making the customer experience as magical as possible. We want people to feel comfortable.
At this stage in the pandemic, with the Delta variant on the rise, the remarkable roll-out of vaccines, and the overwhelming numbers of our customers now fully inoculated against COVID-19, we can create an environment that is as safe as possible moving forward. Our recent July survey indicated that more than 75% of our patrons are already vaccinated. This is very good news.
Given this, our decision to move forward with creating an environment where we request that all patrons are vaccinated, and wear masks when moving indoors, will allow even more psychological comfort that our facility is as safe a place to be as possible. Of course, we respect that if a person does not want to get vaccinated for any reason, be it religious, health or other, they can get tested showing a negative result within 72 hours to gain admission. All guests are welcome on our outdoor patios, however masks will be required when entering the building.
We will be trying to make it as easy, seamless, and friction-free as possible. You may present a physical or smartphone copy of your vaccine card. In New York, we accept the Excelsior Pass. Hopefully, this temporary system will facilitate the end of this pandemic and horrible bit of history for our world. It has been devastating for so many, including us in the live performance world. Accommodating this policy, leaving all politics out of it, will allow artists to earn a living again, our staff to be employed, and the arts to have a place in our society again. Your cooperation will help us to not go back to limited capacity or worse, that tragic state of closing our facilities again.  
Thank you,
Michael Dorf & City Winery

Effective 8/2/21 all indoor guests of City Winery will need to provide proof of vaccination or show a negative Covid test within 72 hours, and wear masks while moving through indoor spaces.


  • Ongoing and frequent sanitization of door handles, tables, chairs, restrooms, surfaces... you name it! 
  • Checking vaccination cards and/or proof of negative Covid-19 test of all patrons.
  • All staff members will be masked and are required to be vaccinated or have proof of negative Covid test within 72 hours of their shift.

By attending a City Winery event, you attest that you answer "No" to the following questions:
  • In the past 14 days have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or been asked to quarantine?
  • In the past 10 days have you had new or worsening symptoms such as a fever, shortness of breath, persistent cough, sinus congestion or runny nose (not attributed to allergies), loss of taste/smell, headache, sore throat, severe muscle aches, fatigue, or nausea/ vomiting/diarrhea?
  • In the past 14 days, have you had close contact or high-risk exposure to someone with an active or suspected case of COVID-19? This includes being less than 6’ away for more than 15 minutes in a 24 hour period or direct contact with mucus or saliva.
  • In the past 10 days have you been asked to get a COVID-19 test due to symptoms or risk of exposure and are still waiting for the results or received an inconclusive result?
  • If you had a severe case of COVID-19, are you within 20 days of your last symptom? 
By attending a City Winery event, you certify, represent and warrant as follows:
  • I have received a COVID-19 Vaccine in the last 12 months.
  • OR
  • I have received a negative diagnostic test result for COVID-19 using a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or DOH authorized polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or other nucleic acid amplification test (NAATs) of comparable analytical sensitivity performance that was performed on a specimen (e.g., swab) collected within 72 hours of the performance/event start time.
  • OR
  • I have proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 from an FDA- authorized antigen test within 6 hours of the performance/event.

How Will This Work?
We will be trying to make it as easy, seamless, and friction-free as possible. You may present a physical or smartphone copy of your vaccine card or a negative from a health care provider. Hopefully, this temporary system will facilitate the end of this pandemic and horrible bit of history for our world. It has been devastating for so many, including us in the live performance world. Accommodating this policy, leaving all politics out of it, will allow artists to earn a living again, our staff to be employed, and the arts to have a place in our society again. Your cooperation will help us to not go back to limited capacity or worse, that tragic state of closing our facilities again.
How Long Will This Policy Last?
We are hopeful that this temporary policy will not be needed in the future as things continue to improve. The admission policy will remain depending on local health official recommendations and on infection rates going forward.
Where Can I Get a Covid Test or Vaccination Prior to the Event?
To find a vaccination location near you, please visit www.vaccinefinder.org. Your healthcare provider or any local area testing facility nearby such as Walgreens or CVS
Do Kids Need to have a Covid Test to attend with their parents?
Yes, children will need a negative COVID-19 test result to attend any indoor City Winery event. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours.
I’m Immunocompromised and Unable to Get the Vaccine, Can I Still Attend?
Absolutely, while we encourage everyone to get vaccinated, if possible, we also understand that under circumstances, some will not be able and offer the option of a negative Covid test within 72 hours to attend.
I Bought a Ticket and Have Now Tested Positive for Covid, Can I Have a Refund?
Yes. Please send us a copy of your positive covid-19 test result, your order number and specific ticket details to [email protected]

As always, we’re here to help you celebrate life’s special moments – safely! Our team is available to talk you through your events.