Industry News: New Dates for Tokyo Olympic Games Released, SOBEWFF and FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund Raises $1 Million, New York-Based Eventique Hosts a Virtual Entertainment Event, and More

NATIONAL: The postponed summer Olympic Games will now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021, in Tokyo.

LAS VEGAS: On April 1, hundreds of tourism and hospitality workers will host a 300-car parade along the Las Vegas strip. The goal is to "show the world Las Vegas's tourism industry will recover," according to press materials.

LOS ANGELES: The Critics Choice Real TV Awards will announce winners on June 29; the final event format is still being determined. Nominations will be announced on June 8.  

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The Food Network & Cooking Channel's South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) has partnered with FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry to create a relief fund to provide immediate financial support to independently owned and operated restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Initial donations have already hit $1 million. 

NEW YORK: On Thursday, April 2, at 9 p.m., event planning and production firm Eventique will host a virtual entertainment event via Instagram Live, Facebook Live, and Zoom (upon request). Special guests will include mentalist Ryan Oakes, magician Doug McKenzie, and DJ Kristaval.

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: masterplanneronline.com/newyork

With contributions from Ashton Pike and Wellsley Kesel in Atlanta; Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles; and Michele Laufik in New York.

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