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

October 2019

  • Oct 21, 2019

    Gold In honor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s 60th Anniversary

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Blue and Yellow In honor of Afterschool Alliance and Lights on Afterschool

Lightings during the past year

October 2019

  • Oct 16, 2019

    In honor of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Medal of Philanthropy

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Red, White and Green In honor of Columbus Day

  • Oct 07, 2019

    Blue In honor of STOMP Out Bullying & National Bullying Prevention Awareness

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Blue & Orange for the 2019-20 Home Opening Night of the New York Islanders

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Blue & Red for NYPD, Fire Widows, Children’s Benefit Fund & Answer the Call Day

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Pink with Pink Ribbons for the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign

September 2019

  • Sep 30, 2019

    with Dynamic Light Show for the Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

  • Sep 22, 2019

    Red, Yellow & Blue for FRIENDS 25th Anniversary with Music-to-Light Show at 8:30

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Yellow and White on Batman Day in celebration of Batman’s 80th Anniversary

  • Sep 15, 2019

    Red, White & Green for the Mexican Independence Day

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Blue In honor of the New York Giants 2019 Home Opener

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Red in honor of Save the Children's 100th Anniversary and Centennial Gala

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Red, White and Blue in memory of September 11th

  • Sep 10, 2019

    Red, Yellow, White & Green in honor of the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation

  • Sep 07, 2019

    Green, Blue & Yellow in honor of Brazilian Independence Day

  • Sep 02, 2019

    Red, White and Blue In Honor of Labor Day

  • Sep 01, 2019

    Red, White and Blue In Honor of Labor Day

August 2019

  • Aug 31, 2019

    Red, White and Blue In Honor of Labor Day

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Red, White and Blue In Honor of Labor Day

  • Aug 28, 2019

    White, with an 8pm music-to-light show in partnership with the Kosciuszko Bridge

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Green, White & Orange for the Federation of Indian Associations & India Day 2019

  • Aug 06, 2019

    Green In Honor of the Northern Trust

  • Aug 05, 2019

    Orange for Gun Violence Awareness

July 2019

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Orange in honor of the Poussey Washington Fund and Orange is the New Black

  • Jul 07, 2019

    Red, White and Blue celebrating U.S. Women’s National Team World Cup Victory

  • Jul 04, 2019

    In honor of Independence Day

  • Jul 03, 2019

    In honor of the New York Subway Series

  • Jul 02, 2019

    In honor of the New York Subway Series

  • Jul 01, 2019

    Red & White honoring the Consulate General of Canada in New York and Canada Day

June 2019

  • Jun 30, 2019

    in Rainbow Colors with an hourly sparkle in honor of World Pride & Stonewall 50

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Cyan, Magenta and Yellow for a Film Shoot

  • Jun 24, 2019

    Blue and Red In honor of the Brothers Trust and Spider- Man: Far From Home

  • Jun 21, 2019

    In celebration of Summer Solstice

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Blue in honor of USA for UNHCR and World Refugee Day

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Green in honor of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC and Casino Jazz Night

  • Jun 11, 2019

    In honor of the New York Subway Series

  • Jun 10, 2019

    In honor of the New York Subway Series

  • Jun 07, 2019

    Orange in honor of Everytown for Gun Safety and Nat'l Gun Violence Awareness Day

  • Jun 04, 2019

    Green in honor of Eid al-Fitr

May 2019

  • May 31, 2019

    Orange in honor of the 2019 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

  • May 28, 2019

    Red in honor of DKMS and World Blood Cancer Day

  • May 27, 2019

    Red, White & Blue in honor of Memorial Day

  • May 26, 2019

    Red, White & Blue in honor of Memorial Day

  • May 25, 2019

    Red, White & Blue in honor of Memorial Day

  • May 24, 2019

    Red, White & Blue in honor of Memorial Day

  • May 23, 2019

    Red in honor of Red Nose Day

  • May 22, 2019

    Blue and White in celebration of Columbia University’s 265th Commencement

  • May 21, 2019

    Purple & White for NYU graduation & hourly purple sparkle for iHeart Radio & BTS

  • May 19, 2019

    Yellow, White and Blue with a Siren Effect in honor of EMS Week and the FDNY

  • May 15, 2019

    Yellow and Blue in honor of PGA of America and the 2019 PGA Championship

  • May 14, 2019

    Red and White in honor of the 42nd Annual Empire State Building Run-Up

  • May 13, 2019

    Green with Sparkles in honor of the Robin Hood Foundation

  • May 10, 2019

    Blue and Purple in honor of Police Memorial Week

  • May 09, 2019

    Blue and Yellow with Sparkles In celebration of EU Day

  • May 07, 2019

    Magenta in honor of EF Educational Tours and Teacher Appreciation Week

April 2019

  • Apr 22, 2019

    Orange and White In celebration of Easterseals’ 100th Anniversary

  • Apr 21, 2019

    Pastel Colors in honor of Easter

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Pastel Colors in honor of Easter

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Pastel Colors in honor of Easter

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Blue, White and Red in solidarity with France after Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

  • Apr 15, 2019

    Green in honor of the 2019 PGA Masters Tournament

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Orange and White for The Michael J. Fox Foundation & Parkinson's Awareness Month

  • Apr 08, 2019

    for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Gold and Red in celebration of WWE and Wrestlemania

  • Apr 06, 2019

    In rotation of NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four Teams’ Colors

  • Apr 04, 2019

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

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Blue and Orange in Celebration of the New York Mets' 2019 Home Opener

  • Apr 02, 2019

    Blue in honor of Autism Speaks and the "Light it Up Blue" Campaign

March 2019

  • Mar 30, 2019

    In Honor of Earth Hour, featuring a faint sparkle from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

  • Mar 17, 2019

    Orange, White and Green in honor of St Patrick's Day

  • Mar 16, 2019

    for the Big East Conference and the 2018 Men’s Basketball Tournament

  • Mar 15, 2019

    In darkness in sympathy for the victims of the attack in New Zealand

  • Mar 14, 2019

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

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Pink in celebration of Barbie’s 60th Anniversary

February 2019

  • Feb 28, 2019

    Green, Pink, Light Blue and Purple in honor of Rocket Pharm & Rare Disease Day

  • Feb 26, 2019

    Green and Blue in honor of National Eating Disorders Association Awareness Week

  • Feb 25, 2019

    Blue in honor of CECP and its 14th Annual Board of Boards

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Red & White in honor of the Institute of International Education’s 100th Year

  • Feb 18, 2019

    Red, White and Blue in honor of Presidents’ Day

  • Feb 14, 2019

    featuring dynamic Heartbeat Lighting in honor of Valentine's Day.

  • Feb 12, 2019

    Purple, Gold and Purple in honor of the 143rd Annual Westminster Dog Show.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    in honor of Lunar New Year.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    in honor of Lunar New Year.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    in honor of Super Bowl LIII

January 2019

December 2018

  • Dec 31, 2018

    In celebration of New Year's Eve.

  • Dec 30, 2018

    In celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 29, 2018

    In celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    In celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 27, 2018

    In celebration of Christmas.

  • Dec 26, 2018

    In honor of the 2018 New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

  • Dec 25, 2018

    In celebration of Christmas and at 8:30 will feature our Holiday Light Show.

  • Dec 24, 2018

    In celebration of Christmas and at 8:30 will feature our Holiday Light Show.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    at 8:30 pm with the 2018 Holiday Music-to-Light Show.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    at 8:30 pm with the 2018 Holiday Music-to-Light Show.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    at 8:30 pm with the 2018 Holiday Music-to-Light Show.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    Yellow in celebration of the commitment to brightening kids' lives.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    at 8:30 pm with the 2018 Holiday Music-to-Light Show.

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Yellow in celebration of The Simpsons' 30th Anniversary.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Blue in honor of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and 2018 Empire Ball

  • Dec 10, 2018

    Blue in honor of Human Rights Day.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    Blue and white with a flickering candle in honor of Chanukah.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Blue and white with a flickering candle in honor of Chanukah.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Blue and white with a flickering candle in honor of Chanukah.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Blue and white with a flickering candle in honor of Chanukah.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    Blue and white with a flickering candle in honor of Chanukah.

  • Dec 04, 2018

    Blue and white with a flickering candle in honor of Chanukah.

  • Dec 03, 2018

    Blue and white with a flickering candle in honor of Chanukah.

  • Dec 02, 2018

    Blue and white with a flickering candle in honor of Chanukah.

November 2018

  • Nov 27, 2018

    In honor of #GivingTuesday and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Part. with Girls inc.

  • Nov 24, 2018

    Blue in celebration of Small Business Saturday, Proudly Backed by Amex.

  • Nov 22, 2018

    Fan Designed Lighting in celebration of Thanksgiving Day.

  • Nov 20, 2018

    Cyan Blue in honor of UNICEF USA and World Children's Day.

  • Nov 19, 2018

    In honor of the Lupus Research All. & its Breaking Through Lupus Gala 2018.

  • Nov 17, 2018

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

  • Nov 16, 2018

    Blue and yellow in honor of the Uni. of Notre Dame and the 2018 Shamrock Series.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Red and green in honor of Opening Night of the 2018 Christmas Spectacular.

  • Nov 13, 2018

    Orange Hourly Sparkle – In celebration of Amazon’s Announcement of HQ2 in NY.

  • Nov 12, 2018

    Blue and gold in sympathy for those affected by the California Wildfires.

  • Nov 11, 2018

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

  • Nov 08, 2018

    Pink in celebration of the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Orange in celebration of Diwali and the Federation of Indian Associations.

  • Nov 06, 2018

    Red, white and blue in honor of the 2018 Midterm Elections.

October 2018

  • Oct 31, 2018

    in honor of Halloween.

  • Oct 30, 2018

    Green and white in honor of the 15th Anniversary of WICKED the Musical.

  • Oct 28, 2018

    in darkness for Pittsburgh.

  • Oct 25, 2018

    Blue and yellow in honor of Afterschool Alliance and Lights on Afterschool.

  • Oct 19, 2018

    Black and white in celebration of the 2018-19 Brooklyn Nets Home Opener.

  • Oct 17, 2018

    Blue and orange in honor of the Knick's 2018-19 Home Opener.