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Media Brand Events

If you are interested in holding your next media, celebrity or brand event at the Empire State Building, please send your written proposal to mmaasch@empirestaterealtytrust.com. Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Costs are determined based on the resources necessary to accommodate your event's needs.

Proposals must include the following information for consideration:

  • Contact name, title, company
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number
  • Event name, purpose and description of event
  • Event date and times needed (include set up and breakdown times)
  • Number of expected guests (include celebrity and/or VIP involvement if applicable)
  • Event requirements/needs
  • Anticipated media coverage

Past Events

PGA Press Conference

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 the PGA of America hosted a press conference at the Empire State Building on the 80th floor where PGA President Ted Bishop announced Tom Watson as the 2014 United States Ryder Cup Captain. Bishop and Watson were both available for interviews and photos. 34 media members were in attendance and 26 followed via teleconference.

"Percy Jackson" Press Junket

Empire State Building hosted a press junket for 20th Century Fox for the release of the new film, "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief." Over 50 media attended to interview the cast and director-including Pierce Brosnan, Kevin McKidd, Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Chris Columbus-to promote the movie.

Food Bank for New York City

Food Bank for New York City gathered for an exclusive event — Eat•Celebrate•Support — on the 61st floor of the Empire State Building in December 2010. Culinary Council Chair, Mario Batali, hosted distinguished chefs and culinary icons, such as Anthony Bourdain, Ted Allen, Anne Burell and Emerill Lagasse for holiday-inspired cocktails and gourmet eats. The guests mingled and snacked while taking in 360-degree views of Manhattan.

Sustainability Press Conference

Empire State Building announced its groundbreaking energy-efficiency campaign with an international press conference, featuring President Bill Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Clinton Climate Initiative, Rocky Mountain Institute, Johnson Controls Inc., and Jones Lang LaSalle unveiled an innovative process for analyzing and retrofitting existing structures for environmental sustainability.

Boxing Press Conference

To launch the anticipated Floyd Mayweather and Juan Miguel Marquez fight in Las Vegas, a press conference was held at Empire State Building for Golden Boy Promotions, with red carpet arrival. Over 80 reporters attended the unique press conference and photo call.

"Young Frankenstein" After Party

Empire State Building hosted the Opening Night After-Party for the Broadway musical “Young Frankenstein” produced by Mel Brooks (“The Producers”) and Bob Sillerman (“American Idol”). The event included a star-studded, red carpet arrival for media, followed by a private, black-tie event for 1,500 guests.

US Open Draw Ceremony

The United States Tennis Association held its US Open Draw Ceremony at the Empire State Building. This major media event determines the match-ups for the first round of play of the US Open and the results are broadcast internationally. Approximately 150-200 media, USTA representatives, VIPs and sponsors attended.

Lincoln Center Event

Lincoln Center held its “Great Performers Circle” at the Empire State Building for approximately 100 guests. The evening consisted of cocktails, seated dinner, musical performance and Observatory guided-tour viewing.

Licensing & Partnerships

Discover the opportunity to license the trademarked Empire State Building or create a partnership with ESB and your organization.
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Film & Photo Shoots

Many memorable films and famous photographs have been shot on location at ESB. Request to schedule your next movie or photo shoot here.
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Celebrity & Dignitary Visits

ESB offers celebrities and dignitaries exclusive access to the 103rd floor- the highest point in Manhattan.
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