Empire State Building Tower Lights Calendar

Please note if a date is not listed below, the Empire State Building was or will be lit in its signature white.

  • Tonight

    The Empire State Building will be lit in its signature white.

Upcoming Tower Lightings

May 2015

  • May 28, 2015

    Green in honor of the 120th anniversary of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

  • May 30, 2015

    White and blue in honor of the 2015 Celebrate Israel Parade.

June 2015

  • Jun 02, 2015

    Purple, blue, green, orange, red and magenta in honor of Caribbean Week.

  • Jun 28, 2015

    Rainbow in honor New York City Pride Week.

Lightings during the past year

May 2015

  • May 25, 2015

    Red, white and blue in celebration of Memorial Day.

  • May 24, 2015

    Red, white and blue in celebration of Memorial Day.

  • May 23, 2015

    Red, white and blue in celebration of Memorial Day.

  • May 22, 2015

    Red, white and blue in celebration of Memorial Day.

  • May 21, 2015

    Red in honor of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day.

  • May 20, 2015

    Light blue and white in celebration of Columbia University’s 261st Commencement.

  • May 19, 2015

    Violet and white in honor of New York University’s 19th Annual Grad Alley.

  • May 18, 2015

    "True Colors" for a music-to-light show with GRAMMY® award-winning artist Zedd

  • May 17, 2015

    Yellow, white and blue with a red siren in honor of EMS Week.

  • May 14, 2015

    Red in honor of AIDS Walk New York.

  • May 12, 2015

    Green in honor of the Robin Hood Foundation.

  • May 11, 2015

    Green in honor of City Harvest.

  • May 09, 2015

    Blue and yellow in honor of EU Day.

  • May 08, 2015

    Blue and purple in honor of Police Memorial Day.

  • May 07, 2015

    Green and white in honor of the 10th Anniversary of The Huffington Post.

  • May 05, 2015

    Green in honor of mental health awareness month.

  • May 04, 2015

    for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s Spring 2015 Exhibition.

  • May 02, 2015

    Red in honor of the 150th anniversary of the FDNY.

  • May 01, 2015

    for the Whitney Museum Opening and the ESB's 84th Anniversary.

April 2015

  • Apr 26, 2015

    Red in honor of the 50th anniversary of WNJU Telemundo 47.

  • Apr 25, 2015

    Blue and white pinstripes and blue and orange in honor of the Subway Series.

  • Apr 24, 2015

    Blue and white pinstripes and blue and orange in honor of the Subway Series.

  • Apr 22, 2015

    Green in honor of Earth Day.

  • Apr 19, 2015

    Blue, white and gold in honor of the 50th Anniversary of 1010 WINS.

  • Apr 17, 2015

    Green in honor of the New York Cosmos and its 2015 Home Opener.

  • Apr 16, 2015

    Red in honor of COTY Inc. and the 9th annual DKMS Gala.

  • Apr 15, 2015

    Blue, white and orange in honor of the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance.

  • Apr 14, 2015

    Purple and red in honor of #BringBackOurGirls.

  • Apr 13, 2015

    Green and yellow in honor of the 2015 Masters Tournament.

  • Apr 12, 2015

    Red, white and yellow in honor of the NYC Fire Chiefs Association.

  • Apr 09, 2015

    Purple, light blue and white in honor of Lumos.

  • Apr 06, 2015

    in a rotation of MLB teams' colors in celebration of Opening Day.

  • Apr 05, 2015

    Pastel fades in honor of Easter.

  • Apr 04, 2015

    in honor of the NCAA Final Four.

  • Apr 03, 2015

    Pastel fades in honor of Easter.

  • Apr 02, 2015

    Blue in honor of Autism Speaks and World Autism Awareness Day.

March 2015

  • Mar 31, 2015

    Red and white in honor of the American Red Cross.

  • Mar 28, 2015

    Faint sparkle from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in honor of Earth Hour.

  • Mar 26, 2015

    Turquoise, orange and magenta in honor of the New York Spring Spectacular.

  • Mar 21, 2015

    Yellow and blue in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.

  • Mar 20, 2015

    Yellow in honor of the UN Foundation and International Day of Happiness.

  • Mar 17, 2015

    Green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

  • Mar 12, 2015

    Orange in honor of the National Kidney Foundation.

  • Mar 12, 2015

    Orange in honor of the National Kidney Foundation and World Kidney Day.

  • Mar 11, 2015

    Blue, red and white in celebration of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament.

February 2015

  • Feb 24, 2015

    Green and blue in honor of National Eating Disorders Association.

  • Feb 23, 2015

    Blue in honor of CECP and its Board of Boards.

  • Feb 22, 2015

    Red, white and blue to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the "Miracle on Ice."

  • Feb 17, 2015

    Fireworks-inspired lighting of red and gold in honor of Chinese Lunar New Year.

  • Feb 16, 2015

    Red, white and blue in honor of Presidents’ Day.

  • Feb 15, 2015

    Purple and yellow in honor of the 139th Annual Westminster All Breed Dog Show.

  • Feb 14, 2015

    in a dynamic "Heart of NYC" heartbeat lighting in honor of Valentine's Day.

  • Feb 13, 2015

    in a rotation of NBA teams' colors in celebration of the 2015 All-Star Game.

  • Feb 04, 2015

    Red and white in honor of the Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot.

  • Feb 03, 2015

    Blue and orange in honor of American Cancer Society and World Cancer Day.

  • Feb 01, 2015

    as a virtual scoreboard in honor of Super Bowl XLIX.

January 2015

  • Jan 31, 2015

    in a rotation of all 32 NFL teams' colors in celebration of the 2014 season.

  • Jan 26, 2015

    Green and gold in honor of Australia Day.

  • Jan 19, 2015

    Red, black and green in honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • Jan 18, 2015

    Split lights in celebration of the AFC and NFC Championship games.

  • Jan 12, 2015

    Split lights in honor of The University of Oregon and The Ohio State University.

  • Jan 11, 2015

    Blue, white,red in memory of the victims in the recent, tragic events in France.

  • Jan 06, 2015

    Blue and gold to honor the memory of New York State Governor Mario Cuomo.

  • Jan 05, 2015

    for Christmas and a light show at 8:20 PM to celebrate Fox's new series EMPIRE.

  • Jan 04, 2015

    Blue with a siren in the mast to honor NYPD Officer Ramos and Officer Liu.

  • Jan 03, 2015

    Red and green with red-and-white candy cane stripes in celebration of Christmas.

  • Jan 02, 2015

    Red and green with red-and-white candy cane stripes in celebration of Christmas.

  • Jan 01, 2015

    Red and green with red-and-white candy cane stripes in celebration of Christmas.

December 2014

  • Dec 31, 2014

    Festive multi-color sparkle lighting in celebration of New Year's Eve.

  • Dec 30, 2014

    Red and green with red-and-white candy cane stripes in celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 29, 2014

    Red and green with red-and-white candy cane stripes in celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 28, 2014

    Red and green with red-and-white candy cane stripes in celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 27, 2014

    Blue with a siren in the mast to honor NYPD Officer Ramos and Officer Liu.

  • Dec 26, 2014

    Split lights for Boston College and Penn State in honor of the Pinstripe Bowl.

  • Dec 25, 2014

    Red and green with red-and-white candy cane stripes in celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 24, 2014

    Split lights in honor of Chanukah and Christmas.

  • Dec 23, 2014

    for Chanukah, but will dim its lights at 9:00 in honor of slain NYPD Officers.

  • Dec 22, 2014

    Blue and white in honor of Chanukah and a holiday music-to-light show at 7 p.m.

  • Dec 21, 2014

    Blue and white in honor of Chanukah and a holiday music-to-light show at 7 p.m.

  • Dec 20, 2014

    Blue and white in honor of Chanukah and a holiday music-to-light show at 7 p.m.

  • Dec 19, 2014

    Blue and white with a candle flickering antenna in honor of Chanukah.

  • Dec 18, 2014

    Blue and white with a candle flickering antenna in honor of Chanukah.

  • Dec 17, 2014

    Blue and white with a candle flickering antenna in honor of Chanukah.

  • Dec 16, 2014

    Blue and white with a candle flickering antenna in honor of Chanukah.

  • Dec 12, 2014

    Z100 Jingle Ball Music-to-Light Show at 7 p.m.

  • Dec 10, 2014

    Blue in honor of Human Rights Watch and Human Rights Day.

  • Dec 09, 2014

    Red, white and blue sparkles in honor of the visit of Their Royal Highnesses.

  • Dec 08, 2014

    Red, white and blue sparkles in honor of the visit of Their Royal Highnesses.

  • Dec 07, 2014

    Red, white and blue sparkles in honor of the visit of Their Royal Highnesses.

  • Dec 02, 2014

    Light blue and white in honor of UNICEF’s 10th Annual Snowflake Ball.

November 2014

  • Nov 27, 2014

    Autumnal colors in honor of Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 26, 2014

    Autumnal colors in honor of Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 24, 2014

    Orange in honor of UN Women.

  • Nov 22, 2014

    Split lights for the 150th Lehigh University vs Lafayette College Football Game.

  • Nov 18, 2014

    Teal in honor the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

  • Nov 17, 2014

    Purple in honor of the March of Dimes Foundation and World Prematurity Day.

  • Nov 13, 2014

    Red and green in honor of the 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular

  • Nov 11, 2014

    Red, white and blue in honor of Veterans' Day.

  • Nov 04, 2014

    Red and blue for a special lighting in honor of Election Night.

  • Nov 03, 2014

    White and black in honor of the Brooklyn Nets 2014-2015 Home Opener.

October 2014

  • Oct 31, 2014

    for the Annual Halloween Light Show.

  • Oct 28, 2014

    Orange with sparkles in honor of iMentor's 15th Anniversary.

  • Oct 27, 2014

    White sparkes in honor of the World Federation of Great Towers.

  • Oct 23, 2014

    Yellow in honor of Afterschool Alliance and its Lights on Afterschool Campaign.

  • Oct 22, 2014

    Red, white and blue in honor of NY Police and Fire Widows’ & Children's Benefit.

  • Oct 16, 2014

    Purple in honor of GLAAD and National Bullying Prevention Month.

  • Oct 15, 2014

    Purple in honor of the Office of the Mayor and its NYC "Go Purple" Day Campaign.

  • Oct 13, 2014

    Red, white and green in honor of Columbus Day.

  • Oct 10, 2014

    Pink honor of Plan International USA and International Day of the Girl.

  • Oct 09, 2014

    Red in honor of the Rubin Museum of Art's 10th Anniversary.

  • Oct 08, 2014

    Purple in honor of the Lupus Foundation of America.

  • Oct 07, 2014

    White sparkles in celebration of the Grand Opening of ESB's STATE Grill and Bar.

  • Oct 06, 2014

    Blue in honor of the 125th Anniversary of Barnard College.

  • Oct 01, 2014

    Pink in honor of Estée Lauder and its Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

September 2014

  • Sep 29, 2014

    Blue and white pinstripes in honor of Derek Jeter.

  • Sep 28, 2014

    Blue and white pinstripes in honor of Derek Jeter.

  • Sep 27, 2014

    White and red in honor of Global Poverty Project.

  • Sep 22, 2014

    Green in honor of Climate Week NYC.

  • Sep 21, 2014

    Green and white in celebration of the third section of the High Line opening.

  • Sep 20, 2014

    Gold, red and black in honor of the 57th Annual Steuben Day Parade.

  • Sep 17, 2014

    Red in honor of iHeartMedia.

  • Sep 16, 2014

    White and red in honor of the New York Philharmonic's 173rd Season.

  • Sep 15, 2014

    Red, white and green in honor of Mexican Independence Day.

  • Sep 11, 2014

    Red, white and blue in memory of September 11.

  • Sep 10, 2014

    Orange in honor of Food Bank of New York and its "Go Orange" Campaign.

  • Sep 09, 2014

    for a private lighting.

  • Sep 08, 2014

    Green, blue and yellow sparkle in honor of the Finals Weekend at the US Open.

  • Sep 07, 2014

    Green, blue and yellow sparkle in honor of the Finals Weekend at the US Open.

  • Sep 06, 2014

    Green, blue and yellow sparkle in honor of the Finals Weekend at the US Open.

  • Sep 05, 2014

    Green, blue and yellow sparkle in honor of the Finals Weekend at the US Open.

  • Sep 01, 2014

    Red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day.

August 2014

  • Aug 31, 2014

    Red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day.

  • Aug 30, 2014

    Red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day.

  • Aug 29, 2014

    Red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day.

  • Aug 25, 2014

    Green, blue, and yellow in honor of the Opening Night Ceremony for the US Open.

  • Aug 15, 2014

    Green, white and orange in honor of India Day.

  • Aug 12, 2014

    Blue and Light Blue for the DNC Site Selection Committee Visit.

  • Aug 11, 2014

    Blue & Light Blue for the DNC Site Selection Committee Visit.

  • Aug 07, 2014

    Purple in honor of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

July 2014

  • Jul 29, 2014

    Green in honor of Eid al-Fitr.

  • Jul 28, 2014

    Green in honor of Eid al-Fitr.

  • Jul 25, 2014

    White sparkles to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Andy Warhol’s “Empire.”

  • Jul 16, 2014

    Green and blue in honor of Empire State Realty Trust.

  • Jul 13, 2014

    Gold, red and black in celebration of Germany's World Cup victory.

  • Jul 12, 2014

    National colors of Germany and Argentina in honor of the World Cup finalists.

  • Jul 11, 2014

    National colors of Germany and Argentina in honor of the World Cup finalists.

  • Jul 10, 2014

    National colors of Germany and Argentina in honor of the World Cup finalists.

  • Jul 09, 2014

    Light blue, white and yellow for Argentina's World Cup semi-finals victory.

  • Jul 08, 2014

    Gold, red and black in celebration of Germany's World Cup semi-finals victory.

  • Jul 07, 2014

    National colors of Argentina, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands.

  • Jul 06, 2014

    Red, white and blue in honor of Independence Day.

  • Jul 05, 2014

    Red, white and blue in honor of Independence Day.

  • Jul 04, 2014

    Red, white and blue flourishes in honor of Independence Day.

  • Jul 03, 2014

    Red, white and blue in honor of Independence Day.

  • Jul 03, 2014

    Red, white and blue in honor of Independence Day.

  • Jul 01, 2014

    Red and white in honor of Canada Day.

June 2014

  • Jun 17, 2014

    Purple, blue and yellow in honor of the 15th Anniversary of Only Make Believe.

  • Jun 15, 2014

    Blue, red and yellow in honor of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.

  • Jun 14, 2014

    Red, white and blue in honor of Flag Day.

  • Jun 12, 2014

    Rotation of the national colors of the countries participating in the World Cup.

  • Jun 08, 2014

    Purple, blue and light blue in honor of World Oceans Day.

  • Jun 06, 2014

    Yellow in honor of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

  • Jun 05, 2014

    Blue, white and red in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Little League Baseball.

  • Jun 03, 2014

    Red, white and green in honor of the National Italian American Foundation.

May 2014

  • May 30, 2014

    Blue and white in honor of the 2014 Celebrate Israel Parade.

  • May 29, 2014

    Green and white in honor of the Police Athletic League's 100th Anniversary.