Cancellations, closures

The following is a list of area cancellations due to concern over the virus COVID-19. This is a work in progress and will be updated daily:


∫ The Montgomery County Public Health rabies vaccination clinic scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

∫ The Gloversville Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Sunday has been canceled.

∫ The Galway Preservation Society’s Monday meeting has been canceled.

∫ The Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event at the Century Club in Amsterdam slated for April 11 has been canceled.

∫ The Amsterdam Easter-Eggstravaganza slated for April 11 has been postponed and combined with the Halloween event to create the Halloween Spooky Amsterdam Easter Eggstravaganza on Oct. 17.

∫ The Mohawk Valley Chorus classics concert has been rescheduled for June 7; there will be no rehearsals for remainder of this month; the board will reassess the situation on April 1, and send an update to membership; the turkey dinner scheduled for April 4, has been canceled; the pie sale has been canceled — stop taking orders and refund any money collected; the Leatherstocking Honor Flight scheduled for April 25, has been canceled.

∫ The Colonial Little Theatre Board of Directors has canceled the April 23 fundraiser performance of the musical.

∫ The American Association of University Women local organizers have canceled the fifth annual Earth Day celebration and renewable resources fair planned for April 25, in the Johnstown park, West Main Street.

∫ The second annual WingFest in Amsterdam slated for April 25 has been canceled.

∫ Placemaking 2020 and dinner have been postponed until June 17 and 18.

∫ The Stratford Seniors have decided to cancel the annual craft fair which was scheduled for July 18.

∫ All events at the Glove Theater have been tentatively suspended until the end of April.

∫ The Parkinson’s Advocacy and Alzheimer’s support groups meeting scheduled Thursdays at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church are canceled until June.

∫ Museum Monday at the Schoharie Crossing has been postponed.

∫ The line dance classes with Sue Kaupelis are suspended until locations reopen.


∫ KeyBank has closed all branch lobbies. Drive-up teller access and ATM’s remain available. Customers can arrange to make night deposits or access safe deposit boxes by appointment.

∫ Community Bank has closed its lobby until further notice. Drive thru operations and ATM will still be available.

∫ The lobbies of the First Choice Financial Credit Union in both Gloversville and Broadalbin will be closed until further notice. The drive-thru will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Walmart branch will be closed until further notice. The ATM’s will remain open at all three locations.

∫ Berkshire Bank is closing its branch lobbies to unscheduled walk-in customers. Drive-up service, ATM’s, ITMs and scheduled in-person appointments are still available.

Larger businesses

∫ All 24-hour Price Chopper, Market 32 and Market Bistro stores will close at 10 p.m. and reopen at 7 a.m.

∫ Walmart stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. until further notice.

∫ Hannaford store hours will temporarily change to 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

∫ Dollar General stores will be closing an hour earlier.

∫ Tractor Supply Company has temporarily changed its store hours to Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.

∫ The Home Depot will be closing daily at 6 p.m.

∫ AutoZone store hours have been temporarily changed. Visit to check store times.

∫ TJMaxx, Kohls and Marshalls stores are closed until further notice.

∫ Fitness centers and driver lounges have been closed at all TA Travel Centers. Quick-service meals for take-out, showers, restrooms are still open.

∫ Aldi’s stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

∫ Stewart’s Shops will be limiting promotions and product selection to focus on maintaining essential foods and gasoline service.

∫ Target stores will be closing each day at 9 p.m.

Small/ local businesses

∫ Miss Blue’s Pet Boutique and Puppy Scoops Ice Cream in Amsterdam will be curbside pick up only for the time being. Appointments can be scheduled as well.

∫ LaVilla Dog Works in Johnstown has temporarily closed. Their online store remains open.

∫ Castiglione Gem Jewelers will be closed until further notice.

∫ Just Because Boutique in Northville will be by appointment only until Saturday.

∫ Toying Around in Johnstown has opened a walk-up window behind the store for service. They are currently open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

∫ McLemon’s boutique is temporarily closed. Private shopping may be scheduled and shopping may be done via Facebook at this time.

∫ New Paris Shop in Amsterdam is by appointment only.

∫ No visitors will be allowed until further notice at the Fulton Montgomery Chamber of Commerce building.

∫ The Johnstown Moose 1185 and the Gloversville Moose 351 will be closed until further notice.

∫ Mysteries on Main Street will be temporarily shutdown until further notice.

∫ Something Special in Johnstown will be temporarily shutdown.

∫ Benson’s Pet Center will be offering curbside pickup. Call (518) 705-4267 to place an order.

∫ Peck’s Flowers in Gloversville has temporarily closed.

∫ Lee’s Shops at Wanger Square is closed for walk-ins. Delivery and curbside pick up are available.

∫ Emotional Outlet in Canajoharie is closed until further notice. Gift certificates can be purchased.

∫ Sacandaga Flowers is closed for walk-ins, but will be taking orders by phone and internet.

∫ Vishnu Music will be moving to appointment only.

∫ Craving Bakery & Cafe will be closed until further notice.

∫ Harvey’s Pet Center will be closing its doggy daycare on Saturday with a reopening possible on April 6. Store hours have changed to Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Curbside pickup and in store pickup are available. Same day delivery will be available. See their Facebook page for more.

∫ The Johnstown Movieplex will remain closed until further notice.

∫ Gamer’s Revolt in Fort Plain is closed for walk-ins. Shipping is still available.

∫ Secondhand Stork in Amsterdam is temporarily closed.

∫ The Garden Bug in Amsterdam is closed until further notice.

∫ Vintage Baby LLC. in Gloversville is closed to walk-ins and is by appointment only.

∫ The Fly Shack in Gloversville is operating online or over the phone only currently.

∫ Stump City Brewing in Gloversville has created an online order form for curbside pickup and too go orders.

∫ Plazas Italian Bistro in Gloversville will be giving away one free loaf of bread to the first 50 customers at the drive-thru window starting at 11 a.m.

∫ Bowman’s Market in Gloversville is taking orders for curbside pickup at this time. The new hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

∫ Ralph’s Tailor Shop is by appointment only at this time.

∫ Sacandaga Dog Supply & Feed Store is doing curbside pick up only at this time.

∫ The Pine Tree Rifle Club’s outdoor 200 yard range is open, but not for vehicle use because of the soft ground. All other ranges and the clubhouse remain closed.

∫ Palmer Pharmacy will be closed on Sunday’s until further notice.

∫ Summer’s Best Ice Cream in Johnstown is closed until further notice.


∫ The Johnstown Public Library is closed until further notice.

∫ The Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library will be closed until further notice.

∫ The Amsterdam Free Library will be closed until further notice.

∫ The Gloversville Public Library will be closed until further notice.

∫ All on-site groups and programs are canceled at the Fort Plain Free Library until further notice.

∫ The Galway Public Library is closed until further notice.


∫ Hospital visitation has been suspended at this time. Compassionate exemptions are allowed for family members or legal representatives of patients in imminent end-of-life situations. Those patients should speak to their nurse for more information. Any visitors meeting these exceptions must be screened for symptoms [cough, shortness of breath, or fever] or potential exposure to someone with COVID-19 and the duration and number of visits should be minimized.


∫ Garbage collection in Gloversville will continue as normal, but Wednesday bulk pick-ups are suspended at this time. A limited number of department of public works personnel will be in the office periodically to address key functions. Staff will be available in the event of an emergency or snow/ice event.

∫ Emergency toll procedures are now in effect on the state Thruway. Customers without E-ZPass will need to follow instructions at the booths.

∫ All meetings of the Montgomery County Legislature are canceled until further notice.

∫ The town of Northampton and the village of Northville offices will be closed to the public for now, during regular business hours.

∫ Gloversville City Hall, including City Court, is closed to the public until further notice and all non-essential staff members have been dismissed. Anyone needing assistance with city business can contact the City Clerk’s Office where staff will handle requests at (518) 773-4542 or (518) 773-4545.

∫ The city of Gloversville Water Department Office will be closed until further notice. Water related emergencies can be called into the office from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday at (518) 773-4520. After hours emergencies can be called into the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office at (518)736-2100.

∫ The village and town of Mayfield offices and DPWs will be closed to the public. The municipal building vestibule areas will be open with information and envelopes to utilize the drop box for payment of taxes, water and sewer bills and obtaining other municipal services. Garbage pick up will resume as normal.

∫ Gloversville City Transit has suspended regular transit service until further notice. Only scheduled medical trips will continue. The suspension of service will be re-evaluated on a daily basis.

∫ A state of emergency has been declared in the city of Johnstown. City hall and the city water department will be closed until further notice.

∫ The town of Amsterdam town office building and town garage will be closed to the public and only essential employees will need to report to work as necessary.

∫ The Johnstown Town Hall is closed to the public until further notice.

∫ All congregate sites of the Montgomery County Office for the Aging have been closed. Home delivery clients will be receiving a frozen pack of meals for the remainder of the week. Weekly frozen meals will continue to provided until further notice.

∫ The New York state police are suspending employment fingerprinting, along with child safety seat checks at their stations.

∫ The civil office at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office will be closed until further notice. All forms of visitation at the Fulton County Correctional Facility are suspended.

∫ The Perth Town Hall, Community Senior Center, and the town of Perth Highway Garage are closed to the public until further notice. The town board meeting scheduled for April 2, has been canceled. Any business with the town of Perth can be done by mail, e-mail or phone. There is also a drop box on the wall next to the front door.

∫ The city of Amsterdam has extended its declaration of emergency through April 14.


∫ The Fulton County YMCA will be pausing normal operations until the state mandate to close gyms is lifted. The childcare program will be restricted to emergency responders and essential employees for the time being. Visit for more information.

∫ All in person events sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York council have been canceled through April 19.

∫˜The Fulton County Museum will be closed to the public and all programs postponed until further notice.

∫ The Fulton County SPCA will be restricting visitors to by appointment only. Supply donation in-take will temporarily suspended.

∫ The Rob Constantine Recovery Community and Outreach Center is closed until further notice. RCRCOC can be reached through its 24-hour Peer Hotline at (518) 705-4627. Check the Facebook page and website:, for updates.

∫ The Johnstown Area Community Center is closed until April 18 at the earliest. Events that have been canceled due to virus concerns may be rescheduled at a later time.

∫ Effective immediately, the First Presbyterian Church, 54 W. Main St., Broadalbin is canceling worship services and all other church activities until further notice due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

∫ The Colonial Littler Theater in Johnstown has closed and canceled the remainder of Season 82. Season ticket holders may use their passe for future productions.

∫ All events and classes at the Paul Nigra Center have been canceled through April 17.

∫ HealthLink Littauer has canceled all activities through April 30.

Senior centers

∫ The Johnstown Senior Center will be closed indefinitely.

∫ The Gloversville Senior Center has suspended all activities and meal programs until at least April 20. The food pantry services will still be available. For questions, call (518) 725-0923.

∫ The Johnstown 50 Plus Club has canceled all events and meeting through April 15.

∫ The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living has suspended all senior programs at the Red Rooster Cafe, 99 N. Main St., until at least April 12. This includes congregate meals, programs and chair yoga.

Senior shopping hours

∫ Price Chopper stores will have a pre-open time from 6 to 7 a.m. each day reserved exclusively for seniors.

∫ Until April 28, Walmart stores will offer a senior shopping hour for those 60 and older from 6 to 7 a.m., with both the pharmacy and vision center open.

∫ Hannaford stores will offer special shopping hours for those 60 and older Tuesday through Thursday from 6 to 7 a.m.

∫ Tops Friendly Markets will be opening for seniors 60 and older every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7:30 a.m. All Tops pharmacies will open at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

∫ Dollar General stores are asking all non-senior citizens to avoid shopping in the store during the first hour of operation each day.

∫ Every Tuesday will now be senior day at Walgreens stores. Seniors can shop from 8 to 9 a.m. each Tuesday.

∫ Target stores are reserving the first hour of shopping each Wednesday for the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.


∫ All NYSPHSSA Section 2 scrimmages, non-league and league contests have been suspended until April 19.

∫ The Johnstown 5K Triple Crown Race series has been canceled.

∫ The GSL Half Marathon scheduled for May 17 has been canceled.

∫ The Ainsley’s Angels Race 5k in Galway scheduled for April 25 has been canceled.

State mandates

∫ All bowling alleys are closed until further notice.

∫ All indoor common portions of retail shopping malls with in excess of 100,000 square feet of retail space are closed until further notice per state order.

∫ All places of “public amusement” indoor and outdoor are closed until further notice including aquariums, zoos, and children’s play centers.

∫ All fitness centers are closed until further notice.

∫ All restaurants will be operating as take-out or delivery only until further notice.

∫ All schools, colleges and universities are closed until at least April 15.

∫ Vehicle safety and emissions inspections set to expire March 31 or later will be extended until further notice.

Moving online

∫ The Fulton County Museum will be hosting a virtual story time on Monday at 2 p.m.

∫ The Art Box in Canajoharie is hosting live-streamed kids art classes on Facebook.

∫ The Gloversville Public Library is posting virtual story time videos to its Facebook page.

∫ Blooming Lotus Yoga and Wellness in Johnstown will be live streaming their classes in a private Facebook group.

∫ Twelves Green Petals Yoga in Gloversville will be hosting classes online.

∫ The Fulton County YMCA is posting fitness videos for members on its Facebook page.

∫ StorylineOnline has videos of actors reading children’s books featuring full screen illustrations.

∫ The Fulton County Historical Society will be posting an online series about Fulton County’s past on its YouTube page.

∫ “Pete the Cat” author and illustrator James Dean is hosting a daily noon livestream reading and drawing session for kids on the petethecatofficial Instagram page.

∫ The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District is offering a “Books with the Braves” series. A bedtime story will be read on the district’s Facebook page via Facebook live at 7 p.m. tonight.

∫ The Gloversville Enlarged School District is offering K-12 science demonstrations on its Facebook page. Families can also go to the Hazzard at Home YouTube page to see science demonstrations by GESD science teacher Jennifer Hazzard.

∫ The Greater Johnstown School District is offering a variety of story times on its Facebook and YouTube pages.

∫ Amazon Prime has is offering some of its children’s programing for free during the coronavirus outbreak. Go to for more information.

∫ Landis Arboretum in Esperance has canceled many spring educational classes. They are creating short educational videos that will be on Facebook.

∫ miSci in Schenectady will be offering a free online educational video series across all their social media channels.

∫ Audible has made some of its titles available for free during the coronavirus crisis.

∫ The New York Public Library is allowing the download of e-books for free during this time.

Deals for emergency and healthcare workers

∫ Crocs is offering a free pair of shoes for healthcare workers. Go to to request a pair. There is a daily limit on the number given. Online lineup starts at noon daily.

∫ Participating Starbucks locations are offering a free tall iced or hot brewed coffee to healthcare employees and first responders until May 3.

∫ Mendetta’s Pizzeria Catering and more is offering 20 percent off all orders of $20 or more for all healthcare workers now through today.

To report any cancellations, please email the managing editor, Patricia Older, at

By Kerry Minor

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