Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. standing at a podium about to deliver a speech.

New York State Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Civil Rights Then & Now, a one-hour tribute to Dr. King airing Monday, January 18
In an effort to help keep our community safe, the Empire State Plaza ice skating season and annual holiday tree lighting event will not be held this year.
Building Access Update
State Capitol, Legislative Office Building, and Ancillary Spaces
Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, visitors are prohibited from entering until further notice.
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Events at the Empire State Plaza

Learn more about events at the Plaza including our seasonal schedules, special events, and more!

Tours and Visitor Services

Learn more about the historic New York State Capitol, tours, exhibits, events, and the Plaza Art Collection.