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

June 2017

  • Jun 25, 2017

    In honor of Heritage of Pride and Pride Week.

  • Jun 26, 2017

    Green in honor of Eid al-Fitr.

  • Jun 27, 2017

    In honor of Qatar Airways and its 10th Anniversary Flying to the U.S.

July 2017

  • Jul 01, 2017

    Red and white in honor of the Consulate General of Canada in NY and Canada Day.

  • Jul 02, 2017

    Red, white and blue in honor of Independence Day.

  • Jul 03, 2017

    Red, white and blue in honor of Independence Day.

  • Jul 04, 2017

    Red, white and blue in honor of Independence Day.

Lightings during the past year

June 2017

  • Jun 22, 2017

    In honor of the National Wildlife Federation & National Pollinator Week.

  • Jun 20, 2017

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

  • Jun 09, 2017

    Green and white in honor of the 149th Running of the Belmont Stakes.

  • Jun 08, 2017

    Blue in honor of the United Nations, Oceana Inc., and World Oceans Day.

  • Jun 07, 2017

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

  • Jun 06, 2017

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

  • Jun 05, 2017

    Green in honor of United Nations Environment Programme & World Environment Day.

  • Jun 04, 2017

    In darkness for London.

  • Jun 03, 2017

    Blue and white in honor of 2017 Celebrate Israel Parade.

  • Jun 02, 2017

    Yellow in honor of the Veuve Clicquot 10th Anniversary Polo Classic.

  • Jun 01, 2017

    Orange in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

May 2017

  • May 29, 2017

    In honor of Memorial Day.

  • May 28, 2017

    In honor of Memorial Day.

  • May 27, 2017

    In honor of Memorial Day.

  • May 26, 2017

    In honor of Memorial Day.

  • May 25, 2017

    Red in honor of Comic Relief and Red Nose Day.

  • May 24, 2017

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

  • May 23, 2017

    In darkness for Manchester.

  • May 21, 2017

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

  • May 20, 2017

    Blue in honor of the 120th Anniversary of Zhejiang University.

  • May 19, 2017

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

  • May 18, 2017

    Red in honor of the 2017 AIDS Walk NY.

  • May 17, 2017

    Blue and white in honor of Columbia University's 263rd Commencement.

  • May 16, 2017

    Violet and white in honor of New York University's 185th Commencement.

  • May 15, 2017

    Green sparkle in honor of the Robin Hood Foundation.

  • May 14, 2017

    Teal in honor of FARE and Food Allergy Awareness Week.

  • May 12, 2017

    Pink in honor of EF Educational Tours and Teacher Appreciation Week.

  • May 10, 2017

    Seafoam and orange in honor of the NY Liberty 2017 Season Opener.

  • May 09, 2017

    Red in honor of the U.S. Travel Association & National Travel and Tourism Week.

  • May 08, 2017

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

  • May 05, 2017

    Blue and purple in honor of Police Memorial Week.

  • May 01, 2017

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

April 2017

  • Apr 27, 2017

    Blue and gold in celebration of the Grand opening of the Kosciuszko Bridge.

  • Apr 25, 2017

    Yellow and orange in honor of Project Sunshine Week.

  • Apr 22, 2017

    Green in honor of the Rainforest Foundation and Earth Day.

  • Apr 21, 2017

    In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the restoration of Bryant Park.

  • Apr 19, 2017

    In celebration of Harper's Bazaar's 150th Anniversary.

  • Apr 18, 2017

    Blue, white and orange in honor of the NYCLandmarks50 Alliance.

  • Apr 16, 2017

    In honor of Easter.

  • Apr 15, 2017

    In honor of Easter.

  • Apr 14, 2017

    In honor of Easter.

  • Apr 12, 2017

    In honor of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

  • Apr 11, 2017

    Purple and gray in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the New York State Police.

  • Apr 10, 2017

    Green in honor of the Masters.

  • Apr 06, 2017

    White and blue in honor of the 100th Anniversary of UJA-Federation of New York.

  • Apr 05, 2017

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

  • Apr 03, 2017

    In honor of the NCAA Championship.

  • Apr 02, 2017

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

  • Apr 01, 2017

    In honor of NCAA Final Four.

March 2017

  • Mar 31, 2017

    In celebration of MLB Opening Day.

  • Mar 27, 2017

    Maroon in honor of Fordham University's 175th Celebration.

  • Mar 25, 2017

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

  • Mar 20, 2017

    Blue in honor of International Day of Happiness.

  • Mar 17, 2017

    In honor of St. Patrick's Day.

  • Mar 15, 2017

    White and red in honor of Red Cross Month.

  • Mar 12, 2017

    In honor of the New York City Football Club and its 2017 Home Opener.

  • Mar 11, 2017

    In honor of the 2017 BIG EAST Tournament.

  • Mar 10, 2017

    In honor of the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.

  • Mar 09, 2017

    Orange in honor of the National Kidney Foundation.

  • Mar 08, 2017

    Magenta in honor of HeForShe and International Women's Day.

February 2017

  • Feb 28, 2017

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

  • Feb 27, 2017

    Blue in honor of CECP and its Board of Boards.

  • Feb 20, 2017

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

  • Feb 17, 2017

    In white for the film “Untouchable" until 7 a.m.

  • Feb 14, 2017

    In honor of Valentine's Day.

  • Feb 13, 2017

    Purple and yellow in honor of the 141st Annual Westminster All Breed Dog Show.

  • Feb 05, 2017

    In honor of Super Bowl LI.

  • Feb 04, 2017

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

  • Feb 01, 2017

    In honor of the 40th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot.

January 2017

December 2016

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.

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