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Take advantage of the special events in the harbor, e.g., many fireworks are scheduled each year.  This calendar will be updated often during the year:

 

ESB = Empire State Building lighting

Note: Colors are listed from bottom to top as they appear from the street. (H) denotes halo, (F) denotes fins.

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March 27 ESB = Madison Square Garden "Heart and Lights" Gold/Navy/Gold(F)/Navy/Gold(H)/Navy(A)
March 29 ESB = World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour Dark w/ Feint Sparkle from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
March 30 ESB = New York Mets Opening Day Blue/Orange/Blue(F)/Blue/Orange(H)/Blue(A)
April 2 ESB = Autism Speaks Blue/Blue/Blue
     
April ? ESB = NCAA Final Four Teams' colors
April ? ESB = 2013 Wrestlemania 29 Blue/Yellow/Blue(Halo)/Yellow/Blue(Fins)
April ? ESB = NCAA Championship Winning team's colors
April ? ESB = Central Park Conservancy Green/Green/Green
April 15 Fireworks off Ellis Island 8:45 pm - 9:55 pm
April ? ESB = Earth Day Green/Green/Green
April ? ESB = Coty Linked Against Leukemia Red/Red/White
April23 Rubik's 40th - Water Display- GWB to Statue 6:30am - 4:00pm
May 10 Fireworks off Liberty Island 11:00 pm -00:10 am
May Fireworks off Liberty Island 8:15 pm -9:28 pm
May Fireworks off Pier 35 - East River 8:00 pm -9:10 pm
May ESB = FDNY, National EMS Week Yellow/White/Blue
May ESB = NYU Commencement Purple/Purple/White
May ESB = NYU Commencement Blue/White/Blue
May Fireworks off Liberty Island 9:15 pm - 10:25 pm
May Fleet Week and Op Sail  
May ESB = Memorial Day Red/White/Blue
May ESB = Children's Miracle Network Yellow/Yellow/Red
May ESB = Alliance for Young Writers & Artists Yellow/Yellow/Yellow
June ? ESB = 63rd Celebrate Israel Parade Blue/White/Blue
June ? ESB = Belmont Stakes Green/White/Green
June 7 Parade of Ships - Silver Bell Awards off Pier 60 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
June ? ESB = United Nations World Oceans Day Purple/Blue/White
June Fireworks - Pier 14, East River 9:00 pm - 10:20 pm
June 14 ESB = Flag Day Red/White/Blue

June

Fireworks - Newtown Creek, East River

10:00 pm - 11:10 pm

 

June Fireworks - Pier 84

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

June Fireworks - Hell Gate Bridge 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
June ESB = NYC Pride Week Rainbow colors
June Fireworks - Pier D

9:00 pm - 10:10 pm

July 1 ESB = Canada Day Red/White/Red
July 1 Fireworks - Edgewater, Hudson River 8:30 pm - 9:50 pm
July 4 ESB = Independence Day Red/White/Blue
July 4 Macy's Fireworks on the Hudson 8:50 pm - 10:00 pm
July 6 Fireworks 9:10 pm - 10:20 pm
July ? ESB = Colombia Independence Bicentennial Red/Blue/Yellow
July 14 Fireworks - Pier 54 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
July 16 City of Water Day-Governor's Island&Liberty State Park 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
July 25 ESB = Be Smurfy, Donate to UNICEF  Blue/Blue/Blue
July 31 Fireworks - Pier 54 (14 St) 9:00 pm - 10:06 pm

August 4

Fireworks - Pier 16 9:45 pm - 10:20 pm

July 26 - August 12

ESB = 2012 London Olympics Various country colors
August ? ESB = Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Green/Red/Red
August 13 Two Row Wampum Boat Parade off Pier 96 10:00am - 3:00pm
August 14 Fireworks off Liberty Island 8:30pm - 9:45pm
August 15 ESB = India Independence Day Green/White/Orange

August 22

ESB = Women's Tennis Association 40th Anniversary Purple / Pink-Purple / Yellow(fins) / Pink-Purple / Pink(halo)
August 30-September 2 ESB = Labor Day Weekend Red/White/Blue
September 1 NY Tugboat Festival - Hudson River 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
September 4 ESB = Food Bank Orange/Orange/Orange
September 7 Fireworks off Pier 84 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
September 6 - 9 ESB = US Open Finals Green/Blue/Yellow-Sparkle
September 11 ESB = In Memory of 9/11 Red/White/Blue
September 19 Fireworks off Newtown Creek 8:15 pm - 9:20 pm
September15 ESB = Mexico Independence Day Red/White/Green
September 16 ESB = Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play Orange/Orange/Orange
September 21 ESB = Steuben Day Parade Gold/Red/Black
October ? ESB = Breast Awareness Campaign Pink/Pink/Pink
October? ESB = Columbus Day Red/White/Green
October ? ESB = Plan International & UN International Day of the Girl Pink/White/Pink
October ?? MWA Gala Boat Parade, Chelsea Piers 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
October 6 Fireworks off South Street Seaport 6:45 pm - 8:10 pm
October 7 ESB = Only Make Believe

Purple/Yellow/Blue

 

October 7

 

Fireworks off Pier 84 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm
October 10 ESB = Because I'm A Girl Pink/Pink/Pink
October 12 ESB = 100th Anniversary - El Diario la Prensa Blue/Blue/Red
October 31 ESB = Halloween Orange/Black/White
November 1 ESB = World Diabetes Day Blue/Blue/Blue fins/White/White Halo
November 2 ESB = NYC Marathon  Orange/White/Blue
November 5 ESB = Election Day Red/White/Blue
November 11   ESB = Veterans Day  Red/White/Blue
November 11 Fireworks off Liberty Island 8:25 pm - 9:40 pm
November ? ESB = Lupus Foundation Orange/Orange/White
November 17 Fireworks off Pier 84, Hudson River 9:00 pm - 10:10 pm
November ? ESB = Toys For Tots Green/Green/Red
November 25-28 ESB = Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Fall colors
November 27 ESB = Chanukah Blue/White/Blue at the top of every hour
November 29-December 5 ESB = Chanukah Blue/White/Blue
December 10 ESB = Human Rights Watch Blue/Blue/Blue
December 12 Fireworks off Ellis Island 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
December 31 Fireworks off Liberty Island 11:30 pm - 00:40 am
January 1 - 6

ESB = Christmas

Red/Green/Red-and-White Candy Stripe

 

January 9 ESB = 100th anniversary of Bronx County Blue/White/Orange (fins)/Orange/Green(halo)/Blue(a)
January 20 ESB = Dr. Martin Luther King Day Red/Black/Green
January 26 ESB = Australia Day Gold/Green/Gold(Fins)/Green/Gold(Halo)/Gold(A)
January 27 Fireworks -Super Bowl Kickoff off Morris Canal 8:00pm - 9:12pm
January 27-29 ESB = Superbowl XLVIII  
January 30-31 ESB = Chinese Lunar New Year Dynamic Fireworks-Inspired Lighting of Red and Gold
February 1-2 ESB = Superbowl XLVIII  
February 5   ESB = Empire State Building Run Up Blue/Blue/Red
February 10   ESB = Westminster Kennel Club Show   Purple/Purple/Yellow
February 14   ESB = St. Valentine's Day   Red/Pink/White
     
February ??   ESB = Presidents Day   Red/White/Blue
February ?? ESB = Int'l Corporate Philanthropy Day Green/Blue/Green
February ?? ESB = National Eating Disorder Week

Green/Blue/Green

March ? ESB = MSK and Cycle for Survival Orange/Orange/Orange
March 15 - 17   ESB = St Patrick's Day   Green/Green/Green
     
     
     
     
     

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