The 2020 New York International Auto Show, previously rescheduled for August, has now been called off.
Set to begin in early-April at its usual annual time, the 2020 show was postponed due to the pandemic to August 28 through to September 6. The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, which organizes the show, announced that the uncertain logistics of using the convention center made holding the dates untenable. Its home venue, the Javits Convention Centre, remains outfitted as a field hospital for COVID-19 patients.
The hospital was mothballed early in May, and currently has no patients. However it will remain in place until authorities feel it is prudent to dismantle it, leaving the convention center’s availability in doubt.
The organizers are now planning for next year’s show, with April 2-11, 2021 dates.