New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Public Entertainment on Sunday
All legitimate theatrical performances, concert and recital dances, motion picture exhibitions, or other public exhibitions, exhibits, shows or entertainment on the first day of the week are prohibited, except as hereinafter provided. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, or of any general or local law, it shall be lawful to conduct or participate in any public entertainment on the first day of the week after five minutes past one o’clock in the afternoon, to witness which the public is invited or an admission fee is charged, either directly or indirectly, in a city, town or village as shall be permitted, by a local law or ordinance heretofore or hereafter adopted by the common council or other legislative body of the city, town or village, permitting the same on such day and after such hour. If in any city, town or village concert or recital dances, motion pictures or legitimate theatrical productions are now exhibited on the first day of the week, they may continue to be so exhibited during such times as the exhibition of such dances, pictures, productions and performances shall not have been prohibited by a local law or ordinance heretofore or hereafter adopted by the common council or other legislative body of such city, town or village.