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

    Feb 06, 2016

    Red and gold in honor of Chinese Lunar New Year.

Upcoming Tower Lightings

February 2016

  • Feb 07, 2016

    Split lights and act as a virtual scoreboard in honor of Superbowl 50.

  • Feb 08, 2016

    Red and gold in honor of Chinese Lunar New Year.

  • Feb 14, 2016

    In a red dynamic "heart of NYC" heartbeat lighting in honor of Valentine's Day.

  • Feb 15, 2016

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

  • Feb 16, 2016

    Purple and yellow in honor of the 140th Annual Westminster All Breed Dog Show.

  • Feb 23, 2016

    Green and blue in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

  • Feb 29, 2016

    Blue in honor of CECP and its Board of Boards.

Lightings during the past year

February 2016

  • Feb 05, 2016

    In Retrospective lighting to celebrate Super Bowl 50.

  • Feb 04, 2016

    Orange and blue in honor of American Cancer Society and World Cancer Day.

  • Feb 03, 2016

    In honor of the 39th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot.

January 2016

  • Jan 24, 2016

    In honor of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

  • Jan 24, 2016

    Split lights in honor of the NFC and AFC Championships.

  • Jan 18, 2016

    Red, Black, and Green in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Jan 11, 2016

    Orange, Purple, Red and White for the College Football Playoff Championship Game

  • Jan 06, 2016

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Jan 05, 2016

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Jan 04, 2016

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Jan 03, 2016

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Jan 02, 2016

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Jan 01, 2016

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

December 2015

  • Dec 31, 2015

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

  • Dec 30, 2015

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 29, 2015

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 28, 2015

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 27, 2015

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 26, 2015

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 25, 2015

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 24, 2015

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 23, 2015

    Split lights in honor of the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

  • Dec 22, 2015

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 21, 2015

    Red and green in celebration of Christmas & holiday music-to-light show @ 7 p.m.

  • Dec 17, 2015

    Lime green to celebrate the 2015 St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.

  • Dec 14, 2015

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

  • Dec 13, 2015

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

  • Dec 12, 2015

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

  • Dec 11, 2015

    Burgundy and white in celebration of Qatar Airways Opening Offices in ESB.

  • Dec 10, 2015

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

  • Dec 09, 2015

    yellow and green in honor of Elf the Musical’s Opening Night.

  • Dec 08, 2015

    pink & white stripes for the 20th Annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

  • Dec 07, 2015

    Blue in honor of the V Foundation and the Jimmy V Classic.

  • Dec 06, 2015

    in blue & white with a candle flickering as the antenna in honor of Chanukah.

  • Dec 05, 2015

    Split lights in celebration of the New York Jets and the New York Giants.

  • Dec 01, 2015

    Red and blue in honor of Smile Train and #GivingTuesday.

  • Dec 01, 2015

    light blue, dark blue and red in honor of Smile Train and Giving Tuesday.

November 2015

  • Nov 30, 2015

    Red in honor of NYC Council and World AIDS Day.

  • Nov 26, 2015

    fall colors in honor of Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 25, 2015

    fall colors in honor of Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 20, 2015

    green in honor of New York Restoration Project.

  • Nov 18, 2015

    red & green for the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular’s Opening Night.

  • Nov 17, 2015

    purple in honor of March of Dimes and World Prematurity Day.

  • Nov 14, 2015

    in darkness for Paris.

  • Nov 12, 2015

    green for the New York Jets.

  • Nov 11, 2015

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

  • Nov 09, 2015

    pink and white in honor of the GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards.

  • Nov 05, 2015

    teal for Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and National Memory Screening Week.

  • Nov 04, 2015

    orange for Food Bank for NYC & the 10th Anniversary of “Go Orange To End Hunger"

  • Nov 03, 2015

    red, white and blue in honor of Election Day.

  • Nov 02, 2015

    red in honor of TED TALKS LIVE in NYC.

October 2015

  • Oct 31, 2015

    for our annual Halloween Light Show at 6:45 p.m. Encore at 10 p.m.

  • Oct 30, 2015

    green and white for the 20th Anniversary of the New York Restoration Project.

  • Oct 29, 2015

    blue & white for 139th International AES Convention & 50th Anniv of FM Antenna

  • Oct 28, 2015

    for a private lighting.

  • Oct 27, 2015

    purple, blue & gold for Only Make Believe and the Make Believe on Broadway Gala

  • Oct 24, 2015

    Blue in honor of the United Nations' 70th Anniversary.

  • Oct 22, 2015

    Yellow in honor of the Afterschool Alliance & its Lights On Afterschool Campaign

  • Oct 21, 2015

    blue in memory of Officer Randolph Holder, & the brave men & women of NYPD.

  • Oct 20, 2015

    blue, white & red for NY Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund.

  • Oct 19, 2015

    Purple & red for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research & Angel Ball

  • Oct 15, 2015

    Purple for The Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence & NYC “Go Purple” Day.

  • Oct 14, 2015

    dark and light blue in honor of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children.

  • Oct 12, 2015

    red, white and green in honor of Columbus Day.

  • Oct 09, 2015

    Pink in honor of Plan International and International Day of the Girl

  • Oct 08, 2015

    Blue and orange in honor of the New York Islanders' season opener.

  • Oct 05, 2015

    Blue in honor of STOMP Out Bullying & its Blue Shirt Day.

  • Oct 01, 2015

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

September 2015

  • Sep 26, 2015

    red and white in honor of the Global Poverty Project & Global Citizen Festival.

  • Sep 26, 2015

    Red and white in honor of the Global Poverty Project.

  • Sep 24, 2015

    Red, white and red in honor of the New York Philharmonic Opening Gala.

  • Sep 23, 2015

    in Yankees pinstripes memory of NY Legend & Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra.

  • Sep 21, 2015

    green in honor of the Climate Group and Climate Week NYC.

  • Sep 20, 2015

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

  • Sep 19, 2015

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

  • Sep 18, 2015

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

  • Sep 16, 2015

    Blue and white with stripes in honor of WNET and its American Graduate Day.

  • Sep 15, 2015

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

  • Sep 11, 2015

    Red, white and blue in memory of September 11.

  • Sep 08, 2015

    Yellow in honor of Pencils of Promise and International Literacy Day.

  • Sep 07, 2015

    Red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day.

  • Sep 06, 2015

    Red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day.

  • Sep 05, 2015

    Red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day.

  • Sep 04, 2015

    Red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day.

August 2015

  • Aug 31, 2015

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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