NEW YORK, NY – President of the Associated Musicians of New York, Local 802, AFM, Tino Gagliardi released a statement on the passage of Intro 1652 which repealed New York City’s antiquated cabaret law:

“The musicians of New York City are thrilled with the repeal of this unreasonable and damaging law, which over the years has limited performers’ freedom of expression and has no place in the cultural capital of the world,” said Tino Gagliardi, President, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM. “This law, steeped in racism and bigotry, has long run contrary to values New Yorkers hold dear—inclusion, diversity and creative freedom. Its repeal is an important part of the ongoing work to support our creative and nightlife community, and we thank Councilmember Espinal and City Council for their leadership. This is a great day for musicians and music lovers across New York City.”


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