(WETM) – The following local events have been either postponed or canceled due to concerns amid the coronavirus. Local government building closings are also posted in here.

School lunch information can be found here.

Chemung County

Elmira Heights Memorial Day Parade Canceled

We continue to do whatever necessary to keep our residents safe and well from this Coronavirus. The legion will be putting up American flags in the village this year and we encourage everyone to fly your flags in honor and memory of our military past and present. 

Elmira Heights

The Chemung Valley Old Timers Association Annual Show

The July event has been canceled due to COVID-19

17th Annual Take A Child Fishing Derby

The 17th Annual Take A Child Fishing Derby has been rescheduled to September 26th 

Chemung County Legislature

All Chemung County Legislature meetings will be closed to in-person attendance. All agendas and recordings will be made available online and public comments can be sent to PublicComment@chemungcountyny.gov

Arnot Mall

The Arnot Mall has suspended all operations to comply with Governor Cuomo’s orders.

Food Bank of the Southern Tier

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is suspending volunteer activities.

Chemung County Health Department

To prevent congregation and reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission, effective 03/19/2020 and until further notice, the Chemung County Health Department is shifting to appointment- and phone-based services only. Residents in need of the following services should call to make an appointment.

Town of Elmira

Town Hall services at the Town Hall will be available for residents via appointment only. Feel free to use the mail for dog license renewals and tax payments, or use the drop off box located at the front door entrance at 1255 W Water Street. To make an appointment, or to ask a question, call the Town Clerk at 734-2031 For Code Enforcement, building permits, or zoning questions call 734-3608 Any question related to property exemptions, STAR, or assessments, call the Assessor at 734-1486 Pirozzolo Park and the Town Community Center are CLOSED to the public until further notice. Use of the playground, sports fields, tennis courts, and basketball courts is strictly prohibited.

Social Connection Drop-in center

The Social Connection Drop-in center is closed

Rex Field VFW Post 901 

All activities canceled except Friday 5 pm fish fry, carry out only.

City of Elmira

City of Elmira business will be conducted by appointment only, therefore you must call ahead to make an appointment.  We are encouraging residents to conduct any business via phone or online to reduce in person interactions. The City’s Sanitation pickup will remain the same, and garbage will be picked up according to the regular schedule.

Village of Horseheads

Village of Horseheads offices are closed following the Governor’s advisement. If necessary, you may call 607 739-5691 to make an appointment for any urgent issues. Court is closed for all staff, fines, small claims etc can not be processed or accepted.

Please note drop box is available in the back parking lot for any water bill payments or documents

Van Etten

Until further notice, the Town Hall of Van Etten will not open for office hours until further notice-please utilize drop box or USPS for payments. Please call Dawn Rose, Town Clerk at 607-589-4435 ext 4 for further information.

Big Flats Community Center and Town Hall

The Town of Big Flats Community Center and Town Hall are closed for all activities or functions until future notice.

Tanglewood Nature Center

We have made the difficult decision to close the Nature Center, as well as cancel all programs and rentals, beginning March 16th through April 13th.

Chemung County Libraries

The Chemung County Library District will be closing all branches starting Tuesday, March 17.

This includes Steele Memorial, Horseheads, West Elmira, Big Flats, Van Etten and the Bookmobile

Chemung County Youth Bureaus’ Learn & Earn and Super Saturday Programs

The safety and health of our youth, families and youth serving professionals is always our first priority. In light of information related to the evolving COVID-19 situation and growing school and community concerns, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Chemung County Youth Bureaus’ Learn & Earn and Super Saturday Programs until further notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding in this matte

Clemens Center Events

Per the directive from Governor Andrew Cuomo at 2:00 p.m. EST today (March 12, 2020), all mass gatherings in the State of New York will be curtailed until further notice. 

If you are a ticket holder, please contact the Box Office at 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159. 

Schuyler County

Schuyler County DMV

The Schuyler County DMV will now be accepting vehicle registrations by MAIL ONLY. This will also allow for the transfer of vehicle registrations as well as include plate surrenders. The forms necessary can be printed from the following DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/registration/how-register-vehicle

  • · MV-82
  • · DTF-802
  • · Proof of Insurance
  • · Title
  • · Copy of your driver’s license
  • · Blank, signed check
  • · A prepaid, self-addressed, large, envelope for the return of your plates and receipt. The USPS offers a Priority envelope for the flat rate of $7.75.

Anyone submitting plate surrenders must include $1 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of your receipt.

Schuyler County Legislative Office

The Schuyler County Legislative Office is closed to the public and the staff is working from home. The staff can be reached by phone at 607-535-8100 or by email Legislature@co.schuyler.ny.us.

Schuyler County Office for the Aging

Schuyler County Office for the Aging Congregate Meal Sites will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice

Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center

The Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center in Montour Falls are closed to the public until further notice due to community health concerns.

Steuben County

Colonial Days

The Painted Post Area Board of Trade is saddened to announce that the 2020 Colonial Days celebration has been canceled this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The festival was slated to happen from June 11th through June 13th in Hodgman Park in Painted Post. The decision was a difficult but a necessary one due to the uncertainty of the virus and the need to follow the recommendations of the various medical authorities. The Board wishes everyone a happy and safe Summer as we begin planning for 2021.

12th Annual Steps To End Poverty in Steuben (STEPS) Walk

Catholic Charities is postponing their 12th Annual Steps To End Poverty in Steuben (STEPS) Walk.

We know these are difficult times, but should you find yourself in a position to be able to help us as we continue to support our clients during this crises, you can do so by going to CatholicCharitiesSteuben.org and clicking on the DONATE NOW link in the upper right corner. Or, you can go to FLXGives.org, click on the Donate button and search for Catholic Charities of Steuben.

Bath VA

The VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System (Bath and Canandaigua VA Medical Centers) is adopting a “NO Visitors” policy for all inpatients, at both locations. No one under 18 will be allowed into the medical centers and should not accompany loved ones to their medical appointment.  Exceptions to this policy will be in compassionate cases, when Veterans are in their last stages of life on hospice units.  Veterans coming in for appointments should call prior to coming in if they are exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Corning Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber offices will be closed until April 14 and the Information Center of Corning will be closed until April 1. These closures may be extended as necessary.

Bath Peace and Justice Group meeting

The Bath Peace and Justice Group meeting has been canceled.

Steuben County Offices

Steuben County offices will remain closed to public walk-ins until Wednesday, March 25th.  The public should utilize the phone numbers below to schedule appointments for services with various departments.

These buildings include the 3 East Pulteney Sq. Main Office Complex (Main County Office Building, County Clerk’s Office, County Court House, Annex Building, and the Balcom House); Veterans’ Service Office; Bath Mental Health Building; and Hornell and Corning DMV, Office for the Aging, Probation, and Mental Health Offices.

County Courts will open tomorrow at 9 am for emergencies only at the County Courthouse in Bath.  All court appearances are cancelled and will be rescheduled.  If you have an emergency court need, call (607) 622-8451. 

Residents can also contact the 2-1-1 Helpline for additional information. 

City of Hornell

The Village of North Hornell is closed to the public until further notice.  Contact the Village Clerk’s office if you have any questions or concerns at 607-324-7894.

Despite the cancellation of the physical reception, we are moving forward with an online exhibit which will open on the same date the reception was schedule to open: www.WestEndGallery.net

City of Corning

We will be maintaining services such as police, fire, water, sewer, and trash collection. However, non-essential services such as recreation programs, planning services, and assessing services will not be open to the public

Village of Bath

As of March 17th, 2020 the village and town of Bath municipal hall will be closed until further notice.

For town of aBth tax collection, you can mail payment to receiver of taxes, po box 327, Bath, ny 14810. Payments that are mailed must be postmarked by March 31st. You can also make payments online at paylocalgov.Com/steubencounty or by calling 888-877-0450. Instruction for online payment is printed on your tax bill. If you need to make a cash payment, call the town clerk’s office for an appointment.

Town of Corning Council

Due to the state-mandated Coronavirus requirements for nonessential gatherings, the Town of Corning offices will be closed until further notice and all meetings and non-essential functions are cancelled.

The Town Board meeting scheduled for tomorrow is also cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. If any questions or issues should arise, contact: Kim Feehan, Supervisor, Town of Corning (607) 542-7723

The Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum

The Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum are canceling all events through April 1.

Tioga County PA

Mansfield July 4th events

With great sadness we need to announce due to the safety of everyone during these difficult times July 4th Celebration and all aspects including the parade and fireworks this year will be cancelled, we look forward to 2021 to celebrate again with you

Mansfield Chamber

Deane Center

Three spring concerts have been rescheduled at the Coolidge Theater in Wellsboro.


Today, Tuesday, March 17, Thomas Putnam, Hamilton-Gibson artistic director, released a list of HG activities and events that are being cancelled, postponed or are being evaluated for cancellation or postponement. They include:

  • All HG Children and Youth Choir rehearsals are canceled until further notice.
  • The HG Choir Performance Tour set for April 30-May 3 has been cancelled.
  • Acting Up, HG’s Tuesday creative theatre experiences for seniors, is cancelled until further notice.
  • The Shaw Festival trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake in early May has been cancelled.
  • The production of “Almost, Maine” set to open on March 27 is postponed until a later date.
  • The Comedy Club evening, set for April 18 is being evaluated.
  • The production of “My Way, set for late May, is being evaluated.

Deane Center for the Performing Arts

Kevin Connelly, executive director of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro, has announced that shows on March 21, 27 and 28 and April 4 have been canceled due to the situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).They include:

  • The Revelers, a six-member Southwestern Louisiana-basedband, on Saturday, March 21;
  • Comedian and Storyteller Bil Lepp on Friday, March 27;
  • John McCutcheon, American folk singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, author and social and labor activist, on Saturday, March 28; and
  • The Fitzgeralds – Tom, Kerry and Julie, three fiddling and step dancing siblings from Ontario, Canada, on Saturday, April 4. 

Bradford County

Towanda Fire Department

Until further notice will not have our monthly dinners or holding monthly meetings due to Stay at Home order.

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