To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15th), the iconic NYC monument will glow in a rotation of countries’ flags!
Of course, one of the most special traditions in NYC is the Empire State Building lighting up for different occasions. Though it’s often in its “signature white,” it will transform into a bright and colorful beacon for holidays, city events, fundraisers and more.
It had previously glowed blue for Climate Week, and on Thursday, September 21st it will once again illuminate the NYC sky, this time in a gorgeous rotation of countries’ flags.
Lights are typically visible throughout the city from sunset (~7:00pm) until 2 a.m.
View the full calendar of lights for the NYC landmark on their website here.
Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of histories, traditions and contributions of Americans whose ancestors hail from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation first began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week in America, before it officially was extended to a month in 1988 and put into law.
One way you can show your support during the month is by checking out some of NYC’s best Hispanic-owned restaurants!