At the beginning of 2021, the world was still unsure of how COVID-19 would affect us.
Were virtual events going to continue? Or were we moving forward and working toward in-person experiences?
Bar Convent Brooklyn (BCB) is hosting their event this year in person and couldn’t be more excited to make up for the lost time. When asked what the Event Director, Jackie Williams, was looking forward to most, she responded, “Being back together in person. This community thrives on in-person interactions; I can’t wait to see the friends being able to reconnect for the first time in so long and doing business together.”
On August 17 and 18, BCB is taking place in the Brooklyn Expo Center. This year, they are welcoming over 90 exhibitors. The event complies with New York State guidelines to ensure everyone attending is safe. Everyone participating or attending BCB will need to be fully vaccinated and have proof of vaccination. The only exception for this guideline is those who need reasonable accommodation due to religious belief or a disability. In this case, a negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test within 6 hours of the event and a negative lab PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours must be shown.
During the event, everyone will be required to wear an approved face mask. Face masks that are not approved include exhalation valves, bandanas, neck gaiters, mesh materials, or holes. The face-covering should be worn the entire event unless outside, eating, or drinking.
BCB also requires that everyone shows a government-issued photo ID, like a passport or driver’s license, proving the participants are over 21. Following these guidelines will allow them to host the event in person and ensure everyone’s safety.
“At the end of the day, nothing beats the community. We can’t wait to get back together in person.”
– Jackie Williams
For more information on Bar Convent Brooklyn, please visit their website.