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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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July 22 Fireworks off Ellis Island 8:45 pm - 10:10 pm

August20

Fireworks - Pier 16 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
August ? ESB = Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Green/Red/Red
August ?? Two Row Wampum Boat Parade off Pier 96 10:00am - 3:00pm
August ?? Fireworks off Liberty Island 8:30pm - 9:45pm
August ?? ESB = India Independence Day Green/White/Orange

August ??

ESB = Women's Tennis Association 40th Anniversary

Purple / Pink-Purple /Yellow(fins) /

Pink-Purple / Pink(halo)

August ??-September ? ESB = Labor Day Weekend Red/White/Blue
September ? NY Tugboat Festival - Hudson River 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
September ? ESB = Food Bank Orange/Orange/Orange
September ? Fireworks off Pier 84 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
September ? - ? ESB = US Open Finals Green/Blue/Yellow-Sparkle
September 11 ESB = In Memory of 9/11 Red/White/Blue
September ?? Fireworks off Newtown Creek 8:15 pm - 9:20 pm
September?? ESB = Mexico Independence Day Red/White/Green
September ?? ESB = Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play Orange/Orange/Orange
September ?? 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 5 Fireworks off Pier 16, East River 6:50 pm - 8:10 pm
October ? ESB = Only Make Believe

Purple/Yellow/Blue

 

October 29

 

Fireworks - Liberty State Park 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
October ? ESB = Because I'm A Girl Pink/Pink/Pink
October ? ESB = 100th Anniversary - El Diario la Prensa Blue/Blue/Red
October 31 ESB = Halloween Orange/Black/White
November ? ESB = World Diabetes Day

Blue/Blue/Blue fins/

White/White Halo

November ? ESB = NYC Marathon  Orange/White/Blue
November ? ESB = Election Day Red/White/Blue
November 11   ESB = Veterans Day  Red/White/Blue
November ? Fireworks off Liberty Island 8:25 pm - 9:40 pm
November ? ESB = Lupus Foundation Orange/Orange/White
November ? Fireworks off Pier 84, Hudson River 9:00 pm - 10:10 pm
November ? ESB = Toys For Tots Green/Green/Red
November ? ESB = Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Fall colors
November ? ESB = Chanukah

Blue/White/Blue

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November ?December ? ESB = Chanukah Blue/White/Blue
December ? ESB = Human Rights Watch Blue/Blue/Blue
December ? Fireworks off Ellis Island 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
December 31 Fireworks off Liberty Island 11:30 pm - 00:40 am
January ?

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
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 21- Fleet Week and Op Sail  
May 23 -26 ESB = Memorial Day Red/White/Blue
May 29 ESB = Police Athletic League 100th

Green/White/Green(F)/White/

White(H)/Green(A)

May 31 Fireworks off Pier 84 9:45 pm - 11:05 pm
May 31 ESB = Celebrate Israel Parade

Blue/White/White(F)/Blue/

White(H)/Blue(A)Blue/White/Blue

June 6 French Navy D-Day Commemoration off Liberty 10:00am - 2:30 pm
June ? ESB = Belmont Stakes Green/White/Green
June ? ESB = United Nations World Oceans Day Purple/Blue/White
June 13 Fireworks off Ellis Island 9:30 pm - 10:40 pm
June 14 ESB = Flag Day Red/White/Blue

June 14

NYC Poker Run

11:00am - 5:00pm

 

June ESB = NYC Pride Week Rainbow colors
June 29 Fireworks - Pier D

9:15 pm - 10:30 pm

July ? ESB = Canada Day Red/White/Red
July ? 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 East River 8:55 pm - 10:20 pm
July 22 Fireworks off Ellis Island 8:45 pm - 10:10 pm
July ? ESB = Colombia Independence Bicentennial Red/Blue/Yellow
July ? Fireworks - Pier 54 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
July ?? City of Water Day-Governor's Island&Liberty State Park 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
July ?? ESB = Be Smurfy, Donate to UNICEF  Blue/Blue/Blue
July ?? Fireworks - Pier 54 (14 St) 9:00 pm - 10:06 pm
     
     
     
     
     

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