Local officials in the Hamptons could face “civil fines and possible criminal liability” at a channeled weekend concert featuring Chinasmokers who incinerate social security restrictions, Andrew Andrew Kumo said on Tuesday.
Kyomo said Southampton’s Saturday night “drive-in” charity gig – which attracted more than 2,000 musicians – was “grossly insulting to fellow New Yorkers” and is now the subject of a state health department investigation.
“The concert in the city of Southhampton was not just a public violation of public health regulations but a widespread violation,” the governor said during a briefing.
“There have also been reports that we have received information about behavior in the village of Southampton that is ongoing and recurring which also violates public health regulations,” he said. “So, that (investigation) continues and which is being handled by the Department of Health, the breach public health law has the potential for civil fines and criminal liability, so we are taking it very seriously.”
Cuomo announced a state investigation on Monday, calling the show a slogan of “abusive social discrimination violations”.
In a letter to city officials on Monday, state health commissioner Howard Zucker said he was “extremely upset” by the gathering, with the concert showing fans shoulder-to-shoulder in front of the water mill stage.
In addition to The Chanmokers, the show featured Town Supervisor J. Schneiderman’s band and Goldman Sack CEO David Solomon aka DJ D-Sol included inaugural productions.
Schneiderman told The Post on Tuesday that the city’s permit for the event did not allow concertgoers to cluster together – but said “we will hold the organizers responsible for it.”
“I reviewed some Ariel videos and photos, and for the bulk of the incident it looks like they follow the guidelines and at the end of the event they got distracted and that’s unfortunate,” he said.
He said, ‘I asked the organizers how many people had entered that pit. It is not clear, but it was about 100. I have asked that all these be tested and if any are positive we will try to make sure that they are sure. “
The organizers insisted in a statement that they followed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for the show, and made the best efforts to ensure that New York’s social guidelines were properly maintained throughout the event .
The organizers, The Daily Experience and Invisible Noise, said attendees were asked to stay within their designated section to follow the social distinction, and were offered masks and hand sanitizers. The announcement was made every 30 minutes, he claimed.
He raised money for No Kid Hungry, Southampton Fresh Air Homes, and New York’s Children Medical Fund.