PLEASANTVILLE, NY — With the pandemic now into its fifteenth month, the organizers of the Pleasantville Music Competition introduced the favored occasion will not be held in 2021. It is the second yr in a row the coronavirus has canceled the competition.
“New York well being officers are nonetheless prohibiting entities from holding outside occasions within the measurement we have to succeed,” PMF Government Director Bruce Figler wrote in a letter to followers on the web site. “Although there seems to be gentle on the finish of the tunnel, that gentle stays too far off within the distance for us to correctly plan.”
Simply 28 p.c of New Yorkers had been totally vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus as of April 18. Statewide, the coronavirus positivity price was 2.35 p.c, however within the Hudson area, which has remained stubbornly increased, the positivity price as of April 18 was 3.37 p.c.
“We’re exploring the opportunity of discovering an alternate date later within the yr when, hopefully, issues may have improved, however there will probably be many obstacles to beat,” Figler stated. “No matter what occurs this yr, mark your calendar for July 9, 2022, as a result of that guarantees to be a celebration for the ages. Within the meantime, please keep watch over our web site and social media for additional updates.”