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

December 2016

January 2017

Lightings during the past year

December 2016

  • Dec 06, 2016

    Red, green and gold in celebration of the 2016 Holiday Season.

  • Dec 03, 2016

    Blue in honor of WQXR's 80th Anniversary.

November 2016

  • Nov 25, 2016

    In honor of Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 24, 2016

    In honor of Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 17, 2016

    Blue in honor of the 25th Anniversary of Blue Man Group.

  • Nov 16, 2016

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

  • Nov 15, 2016

    In honor of the 2016 Radio City Christmas Spectacular's Opening Night.

  • Nov 14, 2016

    In honor of Only Make Believe and the Ring of Honor Induction Ceremony.

  • Nov 11, 2016

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

  • Nov 10, 2016

    Red in honor of Rutgers University’s 250th Anniversary.

  • Nov 08, 2016

    in projections for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election in real-time.

  • Nov 02, 2016

    In honor of the 2016 World Series.

  • Nov 01, 2016

    In honor of the Bob Woodruff Foundation & its 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes.

October 2016

  • Oct 31, 2016

    In celebration of Halloween.

  • Oct 26, 2016

    In honor of the 70th Season of the NY Knicks.

  • Oct 25, 2016

    In honor of the 2016 Worlds Series.

  • Oct 20, 2016

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

  • Oct 16, 2016

    Blue and orange in honor of the New York Islanders’ Home Opener.

  • Oct 11, 2016

    Red in honor of Save the Children and International Day of the Girl.

  • Oct 10, 2016

    Red, white and green in honor of Columbus Day.

  • Oct 07, 2016

    Blue and red in honor of Smile Train and World Smile Day.

  • Oct 04, 2016

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

  • Oct 03, 2016

    Blue in honor of STOMP Out Bullying and World Day of Bullying Prevention.

September 2016

  • Sep 30, 2016

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

  • Sep 28, 2016

    In honor of the Foodbank for NYC & its "Go Orange to End Hunger" Campaign.

  • Sep 24, 2016

    Red and white in honor of the Global Citizen Festival.

  • Sep 21, 2016

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

  • Sep 19, 2016

    Green in honor of The Climate Group and Climate Week NYC.

  • Sep 15, 2016

    Red in honor of the Fifth Annual Women's Health RUN 10 FEED 10.

  • Sep 14, 2016

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

  • Sep 13, 2016

    Red and white in honor of Shutterstock and 100 Million Images.

  • Sep 13, 2016

    Red and white in honor of Shutterstock and 100 Million Images.

  • Sep 11, 2016

    Red, white and blue in memory of September 11.

  • Sep 08, 2016

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

  • Sep 07, 2016

    In honor of FC Barcelona Foundation and its 10 Year Partnership with UNICEF.

  • Sep 06, 2016

    In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of ABC’s “The View"

  • Sep 05, 2016

    Red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day.

  • Sep 04, 2016

    Red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day.

  • Sep 03, 2016

    Red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day.

  • Sep 02, 2016

    Red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day.

August 2016

  • Aug 28, 2016

    In honor of MTV and the VMAs.

  • Aug 22, 2016

    Purple, orange and green in honor of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

  • Aug 15, 2016

    Green, white and orange in honor of India Day.

  • Aug 07, 2016

    Purple in honor of National Purple Heart Day.

  • Aug 05, 2016

    In honor of the athletes competing in Rio.

  • Aug 04, 2016

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

  • Aug 03, 2016

    In honor of the Subway Series & a Tony Bennett Music-to-Light Show at 8:45 p.m.

  • Aug 02, 2016

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

  • Aug 01, 2016

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

July 2016

  • Jul 15, 2016

    In darkness for Nice.

  • Jul 12, 2016

    Red and white in honor of Gilda's Club NYC and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

  • Jul 06, 2016

    Green in honor of Eid al-Fitr.

  • Jul 04, 2016

    Dynamic red, white and blue flourishes in honor of Independence Day.

  • Jul 03, 2016

    Dynamic red, white and blue flourishes in honor of Independence Day.

  • Jul 02, 2016

    Dynamic red, white and blue flourishes in honor of Independence Day.

  • Jul 01, 2016

    in honor of Canada Day.

June 2016

  • Jun 29, 2016

    In darkness for Istanbul.

  • Jun 26, 2016

    Rainbow in honor of Heritage of Pride and New York City Pride Week.

  • Jun 24, 2016

    Split lights in honor of the 2016 Copa América Centenario.

  • Jun 15, 2016

    Orange, yellow and white in honor of New York Spectacular Opening Night.

  • Jun 14, 2016

    Red, white and blue in honor of Flag Day.

  • Jun 12, 2016

    In darkness for Orlando.

  • Jun 10, 2016

    Green and white in honor of the 148th Running of the Belmont Stakes.

  • Jun 09, 2016

    Green in honor of the 125th Anniversary of the New York Botanical Garden.

  • Jun 08, 2016

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

  • Jun 07, 2016

    Silver and red in honor of the 70th Annual Tony Awards®.

  • Jun 04, 2016

    Blue and white in honor of the 2016 Celebrate Israel Parade.

  • Jun 03, 2016

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

  • Jun 02, 2016

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

  • Jun 01, 2016

    Orange in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

May 2016

  • May 31, 2016

    Orange in honor of the 16th Annual Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation Gala.

  • May 30, 2016

    In honor of Memorial Day.

  • May 29, 2016

    In honor of Memorial Day.

  • May 28, 2016

    In honor of Memorial Day.

  • May 27, 2016

    In honor of Memorial Day.

  • May 26, 2016

    Red in honor of COTY Inc., DKMS and World Blood Cancer Day.

  • May 25, 2016

    Green and red in honor of the 120th Anniversary of the Dow Jones Industrial Avg.

  • May 24, 2016

    Red in honor of Comic Relief and Red Nose Day.

  • May 20, 2016

    Blue, orange, red & white in partnership with FOX in honor of MLS Rivalry Week.

  • May 18, 2016

    Blue and white in honor of Columbia University's 262nd Commencement.

  • May 17, 2016

    Violet and white in honor of New York University's 184th Commencement.

  • May 15, 2016

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

  • May 12, 2016

    Red in honor of AIDS Walk New York.

  • May 11, 2016

    Green in honor of City Harvest and its "Skip Lunch, Fight Hunger" Campaign.

  • May 10, 2016

    Blue and yellow with a sparkle effect in honor of EU Day.

  • May 09, 2016

    Green in honor of the Robin Hood Foundation.

  • May 08, 2016

    Teal in honor of FARE and Food Allergy Awareness Week.

  • May 07, 2016

    In resemblance of a candle in honor of our 85th Anniversary.

  • May 06, 2016

    Purple in honor of the Alzheimer's Association and the Third Annual Brain Ball.

  • May 05, 2016

    Blue and purple in honor of Police Memorial Week.

  • May 04, 2016

    Red in honor of the 125th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall.

  • May 03, 2016

    Yellow in honor of Project Sunshine Week.

  • May 02, 2016

    Green in honor of Philosophy's "Hope & Grace" Initiative & Mental Health Month.

  • May 01, 2016

    In resemblance of a candle in honor of our 85th Anniversary.

April 2016

  • Apr 28, 2016

    Blue in honor of the New York Police Department and the NYPD Shield Conference.

  • Apr 27, 2016

    Blue, white and red in honor of the USOC Countdown to the 2016 Olympic Games.

  • Apr 22, 2016

    Green in honor of Earth Day.

  • Apr 19, 2016

    In honor of the NY Presidential Primary Elections.

  • Apr 14, 2016

    Blue, white and orange in honor of the 50th Anniversary of NYC Landmarks Law.

  • Apr 13, 2016

    Blue, green and gold in honor of Riverkeeper's 50th Anniversary.

  • Apr 12, 2016

    Blue in honor of NYC & Company and its Global Meetings Industry Day.

  • Apr 10, 2016

    Orange in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the ASPCA.

  • Apr 03, 2016

    In a rotation of MLB teams' colors in celebration of MLB 2016 Opening Day.

  • Apr 01, 2016

    Blue in honor Autism Speaks and World Autism Awareness Day.

March 2016

  • Mar 31, 2016

    Yellow & blue in honor of VH1 Save the Music Fdn. & Music in Our Schools Month.

  • Mar 30, 2016

    Green in honor of the New York Cosmos 2016 Home Opener.

  • Mar 29, 2016

    Red and white in honor of American Red Cross Month.

  • Mar 28, 2016

    Burgundy in honor of MMRF and Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month.

  • Mar 27, 2016

    Pastel colors in honor of Easter.

  • Mar 26, 2016

    Pastel colors in honor of Easter.

  • Mar 25, 2016

    Pastel colors in honor of Easter.

  • Mar 22, 2016

    in darkness for Brussels.

  • Mar 19, 2016

    Faint sparkle (8:30-9:30 pm) in honor of World Wildlife Foundation & Earth Hour.

  • Mar 18, 2016

    In honor of the Jonas Center for Nursing & Veterans Healthcare 10th Annual Gala.

  • Mar 17, 2016

    Orange, white and green in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

  • Mar 16, 2016

    Various colors in honor of SNY and its 10th Anniversary.

  • Mar 14, 2016

    In honor of the Augusta National Golf Club's Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.

  • Mar 13, 2016

    Blue and white in honor of the NYC Football Club's 2016 Home Opener.

  • Mar 12, 2016

    Blue and red in honor of the Big East Conference & Men's Basketball Tournament.

  • Mar 11, 2016

    Orange in honor of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Cycle for Survival.

  • Mar 10, 2016

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

  • Mar 09, 2016

    Blue & white in honor of North Shore Animal League America.

  • Mar 08, 2016

    Magenta in honor of UN Women and HeForShe Arts Week.

  • Mar 06, 2016

    White and orange in honor of The Book of Mormon's 5th Anniversary.

  • Mar 04, 2016

    Red sparkle in honor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art & The Met Breuer Opening.

February 2016

  • Feb 29, 2016

    Blue in honor of CECP and its Board of Boards.

  • Feb 23, 2016

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

  • Feb 16, 2016

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

  • Feb 15, 2016

    Red, white, blue in honor of Presidents Day w/ a Grammy lighting from 8-11 p.m.

  • Feb 14, 2016

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

  • Feb 08, 2016

    Red and gold in honor of Chinese Lunar New Year.

  • Feb 07, 2016

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

  • Feb 06, 2016

    Red and gold in honor of Chinese Lunar New Year.

  • 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

    Split lights in honor of the NFC and AFC Championships.

  • Jan 24, 2016

    In honor of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

  • 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.

  • Jan 01, 2016

    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.

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