Governor Hochul announced yesterday that over a dozen NYS landmarks will be lit in the colors of the Ukrainian flag through the weekend. “We stand in solidarity with those in New York who are scared for their family and loved ones, and our prayers are with the innocent victims as they fight to maintain their freedom as a sovereign people and nation,” she said in a statement.
Other New York City landmarks, like the Empire State Building, also chose to show support through yellow & blue lights yesterday evening.
If you’re looking for more concrete ways to help in NYC, the local Ukrainian community has established a fundraising effort to help those affected by the war, which can be found here. Donations will be used for humanitarian relief efforts including medical supplies, food and other essentials.
There have also been anti-war demonstrations throughout the city, with Times Square serving as a central meeting place.
Here’s what New York looked like, lit in blue & yellow:
The Empire State Building
Note: It appears the Empire State Building was only lit in Ukrainian colors Friday night, February 25. Tonight, February 26, it will be red, green and black in honor of Black History Month.