The Original & Longest Running Beatles Celebration, Since 1974!
*THE 2020 NEW YORK METRO FEST HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATES TO COME* 40 years ago, after John's assassination, we could not see us going forward with the next scheduled FEST, just two months later. But the fans spoke, saying we really needed that show. I don't know how we did it, but it became the most important event in our 46 year history. We all just had to be there to help each other with the healing we so desperately needed. Now we are faced with a danger we can't even see - the Coronavirus. We know there are not a lot of reported cases out there right now, but they are increasing every day and it's likely that there are many more out there than is currently being reported due to the lack of test kits.
Unfortunately, the writing is on the wall. The FEST is in less than three weeks and it is not known when the virus is going to kick into high gear. We do know that people over 60 years old are more vulnerable than the under-60 population. As Ken Dashow points out, the FEST is like a Beatles Thanksgiving -- lots of hugs and kisses, handshakes and being with everybody, and sometimes in close quarters with lots of fans mostly from all over the U.S., and a bunch from England. We have decided, with everybody's best interest in mind, that we have to postpone the show. The hotel is now looking for alternate dates, and we will let everyone know as soon as we have them. If you have reservations at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City, they will hold and move them to the rescheduled weekend, so none of you will get shut out. We ask for your patience at this time and we look forward to seeing all of you when the time is right and this virus has passed. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled FEST. We thank every one of you for your understanding in this very difficult time. Please take good care of yourselves. Wash those hands thoroughly and often. We will reconvene and celebrate our common love for The Beatles when the time is right. With much love and everybody's best interest at heart, The Lapidos Family and entire staff