Skip to comments.Cuomo’s coronavirus rules: No dancing, no cornhole, no karaoke, no kidding
Posted on 08/23/2020 10:59:29 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
There is no dancing allowed in New Yorks bars and restaurants, even at a wedding reception, according to the New York State Liquor Authority.
To control the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomos liquor authority has also specifically banned darts, pool, cornhole, karaoke and exotic dancing.
Somehow, a place that allows customers to throw axes and drink beer is reopening Friday. There was no word from the liquor authority on how that fits in to safety protocols.
No kidding. Cuomo has also banned comedy shows.
The intent is to reduce the number of people congregating in bars. If you go to a bar, you must sit at a table or move along, according to the liquor authoritys guidelines.
I dont let people dance, said Dan Palladino, who owns Heritage Hill Brewhouse in Pompey. I think its kind of sad, but I dont want to risk my license.
Even live music is in question after the liquor authority surprised bars and restaurants with new language this week on its Frequently Asked Questions page. The state now says music should be incidental and not a concert with paid ticketholders.
Heritage Hill hires bands to play to customers seated outdoors on the weekends and charges a $5 cover. Palladino said it helps him pay the band and to control the crowd. Having people pay to watch a band actually limits the number of customers who turn over tables, he said.
I have to say: Whos asking the why? Palladino said. Where are these regulations coming from? We know that our cases are declining, yet we continue to come out with more and more regulations, putting a tourniquet on businesses.
Palladino took away the cornhole games early on to avoid the appearance of congregating. But he disagrees with the rule when people are outside and playing with people they know.
Middle Ages Brewing, in Syracuse, hosts live music on weekends on its loading dock.
Owner Isaac Rubenstein has to remind people not to dance to it.
You will get people who want to get up and dance to Grateful Dead, he said. Its kind of weird to say you cant dance by yourself in the middle of nowhere. They generally listen.
Rubenstein has already stopped advertising his events to keep the crowd small. He also holds the concerts in the afternoon. Theres no charge. He said he wants everyone to stay safe and he wants to stay open.
While it might be a pain in the ass to enforce and suck for the individuals, especially for weddings, I do understand the overall purpose, he said.
The restrictions have cut into business for Jonathan Paduano, a DJ who owns Classy Cat Entertainment. Some of the small restaurants where he played music can only offer take-out. Dance clubs have not reopened, he said.
aduano has found a clever way to keep things hopping at weddings, though.
Hes designed a bride and groom trivia game guests can play on their phones.
I think the no dancing is fine partly because were able to find other ways to entertain our clients friends and family, he said. Before Covid, wed use it as a way to call people up to the buffets.
The table that guessed the correct answer first got to go to the buffet.
Now, there are no buffets either.
No cornhole? The gays aren’t going to be happy about that.
The Great Cornholio!
LOL. That was my first thought!
He also said from now on underwear must be worn on the outside.
Also everyday is now Wednesday.
And any women over 18 are now 18.
“I am the Great Cornholio!! I need TP for my bunghole!”
The irony is, nobody will be allowed to go see it.
Which should've been the rule all along for Kevin Bacon movies.
No cornhole? Need a new name for that game!
Including Animal House?
This is the type of equality Socialism brings. Everyone is equally miserable. Life will be like one long, endless DemonicRAT National Convention.
Cuomo should have already been arrested, tried and sentenced for execution for what he did to the poor old elderly folks. He has NO business running anything, especially NY.
Well, he was only in it for about ten seconds. And I don’t think he was even Kevin Bacon then. So, Animal House is okay.
New Yorkers are getting the government that they deserve.
No, the intent is that Cuomo knows that he is the prime source of Comedic writing i NYC (and elsewhere).
Cuomo has a very fragile ego and he doesnt want to be the subject of ridicule even though he very much deserves to be the butt of jokes.
This guy is just squeezing every last drop of life from the city.
obxxx not happy.
They wont take it lying down
How about no Cuomo?
Dancing is banned but mass murdering the elderly in nursing homes isn’t.
People should start wearing numbers on their front and back when they go out.
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