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

August 2015

  • Aug 31, 2015

    Green, blue and yellow sparkles in honor of the US Open.

Lightings during the past year

August 2015

  • Aug 20, 2015

    Green and blue sparkles in celebration of ESRT employees.

  • Aug 15, 2015

    Green, white and orange in honor of India Day.

  • Aug 08, 2015

    White, red and green in honor of the 25th Annual Dragon Boat Festival in NYC.

  • Aug 07, 2015

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

  • Aug 01, 2015

    with images of animals to raise awareness for endangered species.

July 2015

  • Jul 17, 2015

    Green in honor of Eid al-Fitr.

  • Jul 10, 2015

    Red, white and blue in celebration of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.

  • Jul 05, 2015

    Red, white and blue and will replay the Grateful Dead light show at 9 p.m.

  • Jul 04, 2015

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

  • Jul 03, 2015

    Red, white and blue in honor of Independence Day.

  • Jul 02, 2015

    Red, white and blue from 8-10 p.m. for filming.

  • Jul 01, 2015

    Red and white in honor of Canada Day.

June 2015

  • Jun 28, 2015

    Rainbow in honor of New York City Pride Week.

  • Jun 27, 2015

    Light blue in honor of NYCFC.

  • Jun 25, 2015

    Red, white and blue from 8-10 p.m. for filming.

  • Jun 19, 2015

    Grey and red in honor of the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

  • Jun 16, 2015

    Blue, green and white in honor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC.

  • Jun 14, 2015

    Red, white and blue in honor of Flag Day.

  • Jun 11, 2015

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

  • Jun 08, 2015

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

  • Jun 05, 2015

    Green and yellow in celebration of the 147th Running of the Belmont Stakes.

  • Jun 02, 2015

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

May 2015

  • May 30, 2015

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

  • May 28, 2015

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

  • 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 and World Kidney Day.

  • Mar 12, 2015

    Orange in honor of the National Kidney Foundation.

  • 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

Empire State Building Virtual Tour

The virtual tour walks you through the whole experience, from the newly renovated art-deco lobby through the sustainability and historical exhibits, up to our observatories.

See for yourself what makes the Empire State Building Experience a must-see on your next NYC visit.