2021 New York Auto Show Cancelled Amidst Concerns Over Delta Variant

By Paul Riegler on 5 August 2021
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The 2021 New York International Automobile Show at the Javits Center was canceled due to the growing incidences of the Covid-19 Delta variant and the increased measures that state and local officials recently announced to stop its spread.
The show was originally intended to open to the public on August 20 and run through August 29.  A press day was scheduled for August 19.

Last year’s show, scheduled to be held in April 2020 was postponed to August, and was also ultimately cancelled.

“As custodians of the 121-year-old New York Auto Show, we are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone including attendees, exhibitors, and the thousands of men and women who put the show together,” said Mark Schienberg, head of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, which operates the show.

“Over the past few weeks, and especially within the last few days, circumstances have changed making it more difficult to create an event at the high standard that we and our clients expect.”

The show dates back more than a century and had previously been held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Central Palace.

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