Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


Since the eruption of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in New York City, we have all been experiencing a challenging and stressful moment. As a public facing cultural institution with roots in East Harlem, the health and well being of our community is of the utmost importance. We have been in communication with local residents, elected officials, fellow museums and cultural organizations, and agree that we must put the community’s health and wellbeing first, which means making difficult decisions

In the interest of ensuring the safety of our community, El Museo del Barrio has made the decision to temporarily close. Albeit difficult, we arrived to this conclusion, bearing in mind what is best for the health and wellness of our visitors and staff, which is our top priority. The Museum’s administrative offices will remain open with remote access by staff.

With this closure, El Museo del Barrio will also be postponing all programming, until further notice, and will strive to reschedule these programs for a future date. For a list of programs that will be reschedule and updates on our plans to reopen, please visit this site and follow us on social media channels (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook).

While there are still many uncertainties regarding COVID-19, we are monitoring the situation closely. We are confident that, together, we will be able to get through this extraordinary and unfortunate time, and recognize that the impact on all of our daily lives is immeasurable. El Museo del Barrio is your home and we are determined to foster a healthy and safe environment. We appreciate your understanding and support, and look forward to welcoming all of you back to the El Museo del Barrio, in the near future to celebrate the opening of Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York.

We wish you are your loved ones the best of health during this critical time.

El Museo del Barrio


Desde la irrupción del COVID-19 (Coronavirus) en la Ciudad de Nueva York, hemos experimentados momentos de gran incertidumbre. Como institución cultural con raíces en El Barrio, la salud y bienestar de la comunidad son de máxima importancia. Por esta razón, hemos establecido comunicación con funcionarios públicos, compañeros de organizaciones culturales y residentes locales, y estamos todos de acuerdo en que debemos poner la estabilidad de nuestra comunidad primero.

Con el animo de salvaguardar la salud de nuestro publico, El Museo del Barrio ha decidido cerrar temporalmente. Estamos tomando esta difícil decisión en consideración del cuidado de nuestros visitantes y empleados. Las oficinas administrativas del museo permanecerán operando desde posiciones remotas.

Como consecuencia de este cierre, se pospondrán los programas y actividades hasta nuevo aviso. Para mas información sobre los eventos afectados, y noticias sobre nuestra reapertura visite esta pagina y síganos por los canales de redes sociales (Instagram, Twitter y Facebook).

El Museo esta monitoreando puntualmente el desarrollo del COVID-19, para informar sobre el restablecimiento de sus actividades. Estamos seguro que juntos podremos sobrellevar esta desafortunada crisis. Por ello, El Museo del Barrio sigue siendo su hogar, y queremos garantizar que pronto nos reuniremos para celebrar la inauguración de la exposición Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York.

Deseamos que ustedes y su familia gocen de salud y bienestar durante este tiempo critico.

El Museo del Barrio



New York Immigrant Coalition >
Offers COVID-19 Community Resources for all New Yorkers, including those that are undocumented in English, Spanish, and many other languages.

We Speak, We LEAD >
FREE series of online workforce development workshops and a professional English learning program for immigrant women. 

For DACA Recipients
For help renewing your application call or support with renewal fee, contact ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365.

NYC Immigrant Status >
For more information on your status and application, please click here.

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Hotline
If you have questions about immigration or how to access City services during the #COVID19 crisis call our hotline at 212-788-7654 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, or email MOIA 


Hunger Free America >
A Neighborhood Guide to Food & Assistance for those who live above 59th street in Manhattan, including East Harlem. The guide includes information on food pantries, senior meals, and more. 

Invisible Hands Deliver > 
Brings groceries and supplies to those in high-risk demographics focused most prominently on the elderly, disabled, and immunocompromised, but are available to help anyone in need.

Free meals (400+ locations) >
For more info, text ‘NYC FOOD’ or ‘NYC COMIDA’ to 877-877 for more or click here

To access SNAP online ordering >



National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures >
Key resources that are relevant to both independent artists and cultural workers as well as arts organizations and collectives.

Creative Capital >
A comprehensive list of resources for artists, including emergency grants.


Uptown Grand Central >
In support of small businesses on 125th street in Harlem and the immediate surrounding neighborhoods, the guide offers updated information on local restaurants, supermarkets, and more.


Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Survivors >
You are not alone. We understand home is not always safe. For services, click here or call NYC’s 24-hour hotline at 1-800-621-4673 or call 911 for emergencies.


Autism Society >
A comprehensive COVID-19 toolkit with information on Mental Health & Respite, Modifying Routines, Lifestyle Supports, and much more.

Resources for New Yorkers with Disabilities during COVID-19 >
For information on Food/Supply Delivery, Social Security/Medicaid Benefits, Home Healthcare Services and more. 

COVID-19 Information in American Sign Language >
Share this video to remind New Yorkers to make a plan, gather supplies, and stay informed with @NotifyNYC