Empire Hotel Rooftop Terrace New York City

New York City Calendar of Events

Discover Great Events Around Our Hotel in Midtown Manhattan

The Empire Hotel is located steps from endless things to do in New York City, near Central Park and across the street from Lincoln Center. There’s a diverse and limitless range of New York City events taking place moments from our hotel every day (and deep into the night) of the year. Staying with us gives you an opportunity to experience performances at The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Theater, New York City Ballet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Film at Lincoln Center, Broadway’s Theatre District in NYC, Beacon Theater, Radio City Music Hall, and Madison Square Garden. We can’t forget to mention the many seasonal festivals and cultural experiences in New York City, too.

Just tell us your interests and The Empire Team will be happy to recommend popular events and assist with arranging tickets, transportation and anything else you need.

Happy Hour at the Empire Rooftop Bar New York City
Happy Hour at the Empire Rooftop

Join us on the Empire Rooftop for Happy Hour, every weekday from 2 PM - 5 PM.

Enjoy a discounted selection of beer, wine, and well drinks as you take in the stunning New York City views from atop the Empire Hotel. 

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Empire Rooftop Bar and Lounge New York City
Live DJ at the Empire Rooftop

Imbibe and enjoy a rotating live DJ set each Friday + Saturday night at the Empire Rooftop Bar.

Fridays: 8:30 PM - 12:00 AM Midnight

Saturdays: 9:00 PM - 12:30 AM

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Summer Stage Concerts in Central Park
Central Park Summer Stage

Catch live performances on the Central Park Summer Stage all summer long. This year's artists include T-Pain, the Counting Crows, Gaslight Anthem, and more to be announced. 

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Gossip Girl at the Empire Hotel - Serena & Nate
Gossip Girl Experience

Step into the world of Manhattan's elite with our exclusive Gossip Girl Experience at The Empire Hotel. Enjoy themed cocktails, delectable treats, and capture your moment with a perfect selfie spot.

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Shakespeare in the Park
Shakespeare in the Park

The Public Theater presents "GO PUBLIC!", a festival featuring free Shakespeare performances and film screenings across New York City's five boroughs.

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Pickle Ball Courts in Central Park Wollman Rink NYC
Pickleball in Central Park

Experience the thrill of pickleball at Central Park's Wollman Rink! Open daily from 8 AM to 9 PM with 14 new permanent courts, perfect for all skill levels. Reserve your court today and take in stunning city views as you play.

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Lincoln Center from the Empire Hotel
Lincoln Center Summer for the City

Summer for the City, presented by Lincoln Center, is a free festival celebrating the arts in NYC, including music, dance, theater, comedy, film, visual arts, and family programming events alike.

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NYC Open Streets Event Upper West Side
Columbus Ave Open Streets

Every Sunday, the Columbus Ave Open Streets event turns a stretch of the Upper West Side into a vibrant, car-free pedestrian zone with outdoor dining, live music, fitness classes, and local vendors.

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New York City Pride March
NYC Pride March

Join us for one of the most vibrant and inclusive events in New York City—the annual NYC Pride Parade takes place on June 30th this year.

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Macy's 4th of July Fireworks in New York
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day in style with the grandest fireworks display in the nation—the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks! This iconic event lights up the New York City skyline with a dazzling pyrotechnic show that you won't want to miss.

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Vintage Shopping Summer Bazaar in New York
NYC Summer Vintage Bazaar

With free admission, the NYC Summer Vintage Bazaar is a must-visit event featuring unique vintage finds and handcrafted items from local vendors. Enjoy a day of treasure hunting and delicious snacks on the Upper West Side.

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NYC Bastille Day
Bastille Day Celebration

Celebrate Bastille Day with FIAF's annual French fête featuring live music, dancing, French cuisine, and cultural activities. Perfect for families and Francophiles alike, this event offers a taste of French culture.

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US open tennis match
US Open Tennis

Get ready for two weeks of world-class tennis at the US Open, one of the most prestigious tournaments in the sport! From August 26th to September 8th, NYC becomes the epicenter of tennis excitement, as the best players from around the globe compete.

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nyc fashion week
New York Fashion Week

Presented by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Fashion Week is set to captivate the fashion world from September 6-11, 2024, showcasing the Spring/Summer 2025 collections across NYC. 

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