Bernie Williams at the Woodland this Friday - Who to contact about Covid restrictions

I've tried to find out from the articles whether there will be a vaccine requirement before buying tickets, entering the venue but not successful. Does anyone know if there will be one? If you do know please advise how you know. All the articles say is a meet and greet may not happen due to Covid. Thanks in advance. 

Let's not get into discussions in general about this. I personally am not going to inside venues unless masks are required or proof of vaccines are provided, the latter being the better option especially for restaurants as they do in CT and a few other states.


Contact Info for Maplewood Arts and Culture, from their page:

  • dac@twp.maplewood.nj.us
  • 973-843-7157

http://www.maplewoodartsandculture.org/eventcalendar/2021/10/22/bernie-williams-performs-in-maplewood-october-22-730pm-at-the-woodland

BERNIE WILLIAMS PERFORMS IN MAPLEWOOD. OCTOBER 22, 7:30pm

Baseball Hall of Famer, Grammy Nominee, Guitar Virtuoso, Bernie Williams will be performing with fellow Guitarist, and Grammy Nominee, Gil Parris in the Great Hall at the Woodland in Maplewood N.J.

Billed as the Bernie Williams-Gill Parris Quartet, this super group is rounded off with the legendary “World’s Most Dangerous Bassist” Will Lee, and the multitalented Drummer and Vocalist Josh Dion.

The group will be doing a mix of classic songs with creative arrangements, as well as original material. The shows are always entertaining, improvisational, and interactive.

The historic Georgian style Mansion and adjoining auditorium completed in 1930, is nestled in Maplewood Village just steps away from the most diverse choices in eating as you will find anywhere. Less than a minute away from the Maplewood train station, the venue and restaurants are easily accessible on the Dover Line and the N.J. Transit Mid-Town Direct (37min. door to door) from Penn Station N.Y.C.

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bernie-williams-gil-parris-quartet-tickets-167933584873

And Bernie is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Not necessarily saying he should not be)


If you can't reach anyone at the phone number for Cultural Affairs, call or visit Recreation at Town Hall.  They will know.  


Thanks for the phone number Jim! 


And thank you Joan. Turns out the number that Jim provided was just to the Woodland itself to rent the facility it seems. I did leave a message but then called the Recreation department and left a message there as it may be a private event but Cultural Affairs does in fact operate under the Recreation department.


The Fall Craft festival at the Woodland this past weekend had no vaccine requirement, and not everyone was wearing masks -- prob 10-20% of people weren't.

Doesn't mean the Bernie event at the same facility will be the same protocols (or lack thereof), but I suspect it might.  


wendy said:

And thank you Joan. Turns out the number that Jim provided was just to the Woodland itself to rent the facility it seems. I did leave a message but then called the Recreation department and left a message there as it may be a private event but Cultural Affairs does in fact operate under the Recreation department.

 Try the email. It likely goes to a person.


Here is Ana's email address: adearchuleta@twp.maplewood.nj.us  She is the head of Cultural Affairs.


Ana's no longer there. Try Lisa Mainardi at Lmainardi@twp.maplewood.nj.us


Thanks all. Emailing Lisa now since crickets from the two phone messages I left.


Thanks ridski! Emailed Lisa and she responded quite promptly. In case others are curious masks are required. Proof of vaccination is not (which I assumed but figured I'd check).


wendy said:

Thanks ridski! Emailed Lisa and she responded quite promptly. In case others are curious masks are required. Proof of vaccination is not (which I assumed but figured I'd check).

 I think the mask requirement is there by default. It's up to the promoter (I believe) if they want to require proof of vaccination or COVID tests (based on the InterAct show that's currently at the Burgdorff, who do require that.)


the ticket site should indicate what the requirements are.  It will be a pain in the neck for a vaccinated person to realize when they arrive that they needed a mask if they aren't carrying one.  Maybe there's a business opportunity for someone to sell masks outside the Woodland.


ml1 said:

the ticket site should indicate what the requirements are.  It will be a pain in the neck for a vaccinated person to realize when they arrive that they needed a mask if they aren't carrying one.  Maybe there's a business opportunity for someone to sell masks outside the Woodland.

 There was nothing on the ticket site that indicated that or at least indicated the requirements before one selected the 50 or 60 dollar range. I really did look ml1 before I asked. Even the local articles only went as far as saying they might not do the meet and greet based on Covid restrictions. But that could be the fault of the PR and event planners. And agree with your last sentence. grin


wendy said:

ml1 said:

the ticket site should indicate what the requirements are.  It will be a pain in the neck for a vaccinated person to realize when they arrive that they needed a mask if they aren't carrying one.  Maybe there's a business opportunity for someone to sell masks outside the Woodland.

 There was nothing on the ticket site that indicated that or at least indicated the requirements before one selected the 50 or 60 dollar range. I really did look ml1 before I asked. Even the local articles only went as far as saying they might not do the meet and greet based on Covid restrictions. But that could be the fault of the PR and event planners. And agree with your last sentence.
grin

 yes.  I looked at the site, and that's what I was responding to.  I didn't see a single mention of COVID protocol, which is a huge omission.


I now understand and yes, a huge omission. And frankly it goes both ways. I would not have wanted to go unless masks were required if there was to be no vaccine requirement.


The Wrembel show back in June was pretty maskless.  I think they tried spacing out the chairs a bit.  And the doors were wide open.  

Essex Covid rates have dropped:

New COVID cases plunge in NJ (nj1015.com)

I would say that any concert venue will comply with whatever rules the state/town have in place.  If these precautions aren't stringent enough for you - then you should avoid it.


Great show last night!   as far a I could see- most people wore masks ( I only saw one without).  The room was well ventilated (doors were open and it was breezy)




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