The Empire State Building welcomed musicians, actors, models, and designers to its world-famous Observatory Experience to celebrate national holidays, milestone anniversaries, and fashion fêtes throughout the month of September.
Keep reading for our favorite moments throughout the month!
Billy Bush of EXTRA TV visited the Empire State Building for a special lighting ceremony to celebrate the show’s 30thanniversary on Sept. 4. After the ceremony, Billy was joined by “The Bachelorette’s” Charity Lawson and Dotun Olubeko on the 86th Floor Observatory for an interview that aired on EXTRA TV.
New York Runway
NYFW kicked off at the Empire State Building with a special lighting ceremony on Sept. 8. Designer Sergio Hudson and models Alek Wek and Elsa Hosk lit the building up orange to celebrate.
Right at Home
Queer Eye star Bobby Berk toured the Empire State Building Observatory and posed on the 102nd Floor to promote his new book, “Right at Home,” on Sept. 12.
On Sept. 12, Matthew McConaughey visited the Empire State Building for a surprise lighting ceremony to celebrate nearly 100 weeks of his memoir “Greenlights” on the New York Times Best Seller list. The actor arrived at the building for what he thought was a photo opportunity when he was surprised by his wife, Camila, who announced he would light the building green to mark the milestone achievement. The surprise was broadcast on “Entertainment Tonight,” followed by an interview with Matthew on the 86th Floor Observatory.
K-Pop Up Top
Korean singer and rapper Jeon Somi visited the Empire State Building for a photo opportunity on Sept. 12.
Singer Thalia flipped the famous switch in a lighting ceremony to celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 15. That evening, the Empire State Building lit up in the colors of the Mexican flag.
Jon Bon Jovi lit the Empire State Building blue for a new vaccine on Sept. 15. The legendary singer and songwriter toured the Observatory Experience and posed for photos on the iconic 86th Floor Observatory.
The Empire State Building kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with a lighting ceremony and special concert with Puerto Rican singer Yandel on Sept. 21. That evening, Yandel debuted his new single, “Borracho y Loco,” during a special performance on the building’s 80th Floor.
Jeff Probst joined Emma Pire for a special lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building to celebrate the 45th season of “Survivor” on Sept. 26. Watch the ceremony on YouTube!
Books and Butterbeer
The Empire State Building partnered with Scholastic for a Harry Potter books and butterbeer pop-up at the Observatory to celebrate the beloved series’ 25th anniversary on Sept. 27. That evening, the Empire State Building lit up red, green, yellow, and blue to represent the four Hogwarts houses.
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