Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 6:00a -
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 11:00p
In the wake of Governor Baker’s declaration of a State of Emergency due to the spread of coronavirus, The Boston Calendar has decided not to share our usual event picks through our email list or social media this week. We will not post our usual Friday list of things to do in Boston.
Like the many organizations and venues that have chosen to cancel or postpone events this week, we make this decision out of concern for the public health of our community and beyond. As seen in the number of coronavirus cases connected to the Biogen leadership meetings last month, events gathering a large number of people together play a significant role in accelerating the spread of contagious diseases. We considered sharing only events with a small capacity, but ultimately don’t feel comfortable publicizing any event recommendations.
We also sympathize with the hardships felt by local restaurants, bars, venues, galleries, and other local businesses, as well as their employees, during this difficult time. The Boston Calendar couldn’t exist without the event organizers who take time to create listings on our site. Out of respect for those user-created listings, we’ve decided our website will continue to operate. We’re far from the only place to discover events and things to do in Boston, and we can’t make decisions for our audience as far as attending public gatherings. We can only urge you to take precautionary measures
as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if you do choose to attend events.
We’re also maintaining an ongoing list of canceled or postponed events
that we will keep updated to the best of our ability as announcements are made.