Monday, May 3, 2021

Reopening Entertainment!


Thankfully there is some good news in the entertainment world, after a long hiatus caused by the pandemic and lockdowns.  Now, Coney Island’s Deno’s Wonder Wheel will be opening, having been shut for a very long year-and-a-half.  While obviously not in full capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is definitely cause for celebration at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park and Luna Park. Park owner and operator DJ Vourderis explained:

"Coney Island has always been a place where people have come to find comfort. To remember what it feels like to smile. We need that now more than ever. We’re following the guidance best way we can, things change all the time but hand sanitizing is always a good idea, they’re everywhere in the park. Entrances, exits, in between.”

In addition, Gotham Comedy Club

Was delighted to host comedian and Brooklyn native Jerry Seinfeld in Chelsea, bringing cheer to an audience – in real life – for the first time in over a year.  With tables spaced six feet apart and plastic sheets used to separate performers from the audience, it may have looked different but the atmosphere did not suffer.  One member of the audience reported:

“I’ve seen Jerry here before. He showed up as a surprise guest, so it was kind of nice. And he had new jokes, which were amazing as expected. He’s still as funny as ever."