Your Safety Is Our #1 Priority

Last Updated: September 22, 2021 | 2:30 p.m. ET: Please note that government mandates and our venue protocols are subject to change, so be sure to continue to check back for the latest information. COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements may also vary by event, so it is important for you to continue to check your specific event page.
Dear City Winery Friends and Family,
In these very challenging times of reopening, we are carefully balancing the safety of our customers, staff and performing artists with the issues of privacy and freedom which we in our democracy cherish. Our number one mission is to create a safe, comfortable, and ideal setting for our dining guests, our artists and those attending live performances of music, comedy, or any art on our stage. We care about the lighting, the air-conditioning, the sightlines, the exits for egress, the fire suppression systems, the quality of the food, the service; everything that goes into making the customer experience as magical as possible. We want people to feel comfortable.
At this stage in the pandemic, with the Delta variant on the rise, the remarkable roll-out of vaccines, and the overwhelming numbers of our customers now fully inoculated against COVID-19, we can create an environment that is as safe as possible moving forward. Our recent July survey indicated that more than 75% of our patrons are already vaccinated. This is very good news.
Given this, our decision to move forward with creating an environment where we request that all patrons are vaccinated (at least one shot), and wear masks when moving indoors, will allow even more psychological comfort that our facility is as safe a place to be as possible. All guests are welcome on our outdoor patios, however masks will be required when entering the building.
We will be trying to make it as easy, seamless, and friction-free as possible. You may present a physical or smartphone copy of your vaccine card. In New York, we accept the Excelsior Pass. Hopefully, this temporary system will facilitate the end of this pandemic and horrible bit of history for our world. It has been devastating for so many, including us in the live performance world. Accommodating this policy, leaving all politics out of it, will allow artists to earn a living again, our staff to be employed, and the arts to have a place in our society again. Your cooperation will help us to not go back to limited capacity or worse, that tragic state of closing our facilities again.  
Thank you,
Michael Dorf & City Winery
 
All indoor guests of City Winery will need to provide proof of vaccination (at least one shot), a government issued ID, and wear masks while moving through indoor spaces.


  • Ongoing and frequent sanitization of door handles, tables, chairs, restrooms, surfaces... you name it! 
  • All staff members will be masked and are required to follow the latest government Covid-19 safety guidelines for restaurant employees.
Additionally, as part of the entry requirements for City Winery, all attendees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (at least one shot) along with a government issued ID. Digital and physical forms of proof will be accepted, including:
  • CLEAR Digital Vaccine Health Pass
  • CDC Vaccination Card with a valid photo ID
For the most efficient entry possible, we recommend enrolling with CLEAR before the event and creating a digital vaccine card. We encourage all attendees to complete this process at least 24 hours before the event. Instructions to use the CLEAR app are below:
  • Download the CLEAR app: https://clear.app.link/CityWinery
  • Tap on the blue Digital Vaccine Card tile on the home screen
  • Easily enroll or verify your identity with a quick selfie
  • Select the option to add in your vaccination. We recommend uploading your CDC Vaccine Card for the easiest, fastest experience. Please note that it can take up to 1 hour to link a provider, we make sure to do this step at least 24 hours before the event.
  • Open your Blue or Grey Vaccine Pass and be ready to show it at the entrance!

By attending a City Winery event, you attest that you answer "No" to the following questions:
  • In the past 14 days have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or been asked to quarantine?
  • In the past 10 days have you had new or worsening symptoms such as a fever, shortness of breath, persistent cough, sinus congestion or runny nose (not attributed to allergies), loss of taste/smell, headache, sore throat, severe muscle aches, fatigue, or nausea/ vomiting/diarrhea?
  • In the past 14 days, have you had close contact or high-risk exposure to someone with an active or suspected case of COVID-19? This includes being less than 6’ away for more than 15 minutes in a 24 hour period or direct contact with mucus or saliva.
  • In the past 10 days have you been asked to get a COVID-19 test due to symptoms or risk of exposure and are still waiting for the results or received an inconclusive result?
  • If you had a severe case of COVID-19, are you within 20 days of your last symptom? 
By attending a City Winery event, you certify, represent and warrant as follows:
  • I have received a COVID-19 Vaccine in the last 12 months (at least one shot).

How Will This Work?
We will be trying to make it as easy, seamless, and friction-free as possible. You may present a physical or smartphone copy of your vaccine card. Hopefully, this temporary system will facilitate the end of this pandemic and horrible bit of history for our world. It has been devastating for so many, including us in the live performance world. Accommodating this policy, leaving all politics out of it, will allow artists to earn a living again, our staff to be employed, and the arts to have a place in our society again. Your cooperation will help us to not go back to limited capacity or worse, that tragic state of closing our facilities again.
How Long Will This Policy Last?
We are hopeful that this temporary policy will not be needed in the future as things continue to improve. The admission policy will remain depending on local health official recommendations and on infection rates going forward.
Where Can I Get a Covid Test or Vaccination Prior to the Event?
To find a vaccination location near you, please visit www.vaccinefinder.org. Your healthcare provider or any local area testing facility nearby such as Walgreens or CVS
Do Kids Need to have a Covid Test to attend with their parents?
Yes, children younger than 12 will need a negative COVID-19 test result to attend any indoor City Winery event. 
I Bought a Ticket and Have Now Tested Positive for Covid, Can I Have a credit?
Yes. Please send us a copy of your positive covid-19 test result, your order number and specific ticket details to [email protected] and we will process store credit which will not expire and can be used for any future performance

As always, we’re here to help you celebrate life’s special moments – safely! Our team is available to talk you through your events.