New York City Will Light 12 Iconic Buildings In Rainbow Colors For World Pride

This month, more than a dozen structures—including iconic buildings like the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center—will be lighting up in rainbow colors in recognition of WorldPride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

The city is expecting over four million international visitors to take part in the WorldPride celebration.

The city-wide pride display is a part of NYC and Company’s Project Rainbow, a marketing initiative led by the city’s official tourism organization.

“New York City is the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement and has played a significant role in the progress the global movement has made,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement. “Lighting our skyline will remind LGBTQ people around the world that New York City will always be a beacon of hope and a place to call home.”

According to 6sqft, the sites set to light up for Pride Month are:


  • Bloomberg Headquarters: June 30.
  • City Hall. June 10- 30.
  • Empire State Building: June 30.
  • Helmsley Building: June 24–30.
  • Javits Center’s Crystal Palace: June 26–30.
  • Madison Square Garden: June 30.
  • One Bryant Park: June 28–30.
  • One World Trade Center: Base, June 26–30; Spire, June 28–30.
  • 151 West 42: June 28–30.
  • Pershing Square-42nd Street Viaduct (Grand Central Partnership & MTA Metro-North): June 26–30.
  • Pier 17: June 26–30.
  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza: June 26-30


  • Barclays Center: June 24-26; June 29-30.
  • Coney Island Parachute Jump in cooperation with Luna Park NYC: June 26–30.
  • Weylin, together with Brooktech: June 26–30.

The Bronx

  • The Bronx Borough President’s Office: June 25–30.
  • Hutchinson Metro Center: Every evening through June 30.

Staten Island

  • Empire Outlets: Every evening through June 30.


  • Resorts World Casino New York City: June 30.