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  • 2019 Art in Focus

    Free and open to the public

    January 1 – December 31, 2019

    Rockefeller Center in partnership with Art Production Fund will present a series of public art pop ups throughout the center. Taking place in unique and unexpected locations, the multidisciplinary program will showcase installations inspired by the New York City landscape and contemporary life. 

    Current Installation:

    Angelica Hicks
    November 25, 2019 - January 2020

    Rockefeller Center Holiday Map, 2019 

    This year’s Rockefeller Center Holiday map features several activations throughout Rockefeller Center including large-scale printed vinyl murals displayed in indoor and outdoor locations, a free holiday map of Rockefeller Center available to all who work at or visit the Center, and pins available for purchase at the Holiday Truck at Rockefeller Center with Amazon Handmade. Finding inspiration in the iconic holiday season at Rockefeller Center, Hicks has created a series of illustrations depicting various winter scenes. The famed Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the ice skating rink, and more are all portrayed in Hicks’ fun and recognizable style. Known for her playful aesthetic, Hicks’ distinct illustrations combine caricatures with clever witticisms.

    Hicks’ work will be seen in thirteen public locations throughout Rockefeller Center including inside 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 50 Rockefeller Plaza and the street and concourse levels of 45 Rockefeller Plaza, as well as outside in Rockefeller Plaza. The free holiday map takeaway will be available at the information desk of the 30 Rockefeller Plaza lobby.

    Past Installations:

    Lucy's Delicastessen on 6th, 2019

    Plaster Wall Reliefs, 2019

    Pink Projects, 2019

    Braving the Cold, 2019

    Rockefeller Center Holiday Map, 2018

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  • City Winery

    Open to the public

    July 25 – December 31, 2019

    Welcome to City Winery Rockefeller Center - an outdoor pop-up wine garden operating 7 days a week. Find our urban oasis located on the plaza between 50th and 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues.

    We serve our locally-crafted wine on tap and are proud to feature a variety of reds, whites and of course rosé all season long!

    In addition, we’re happy to feature several beers from our local friends at Montauk Brewing Company. There is also a Mediterranean-inspired menu of charcuterie, cheeses, burrata and other offerings that will complement your experience.

  • MICRO's Perpetual Motion Museum

    Free and open to the public

    September 14 – January 14, 2020

    Perpetual Motion Museum

    Explore humanity’s age old quest to harness and understand energy in a six-foot-tall museum.

    The Perpetual Motion Museum will be located in the lobby of 1 Rockefeller Plaza through January 14, 2020.


    Who made this tiny museum?

    MICRO, a non-profit building a fleet of six-foot-tall science museums that get installed in public spaces.

  • Rockefeller Center Sings

    Registration required

    October 16 – December 11, 2019

    Join Rockefeller Center Sings, a new singing group at Rockefeller Center starting this Fall. Unwind after a day in the office to sing songs that uplift the soul and spread joy. Songs reflect the seasons, heritage of Rockefeller Center, and the diversity and energy of New York City.

    This inclusive workshop, led by vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike, asks participants to be willing to join in and connect with their voice, mind, body and breath, and to experience the power of group singing.

    No singing experience is necessary.

    Rockefeller Center Sings is an ongoing series and attendance is requested at every session:

    Wednesday, October 16, 6.30pm-8pm

    Wednesday, November 6, 6.30pm-8pm

    Wednesday, November 20, 6.30pm-8pm

    Wednesday, December 11, 5:30pm-7pm 

    Workshops culminate with a performance under the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree on Wednesday December 11, 7pm. The performance is free and open to the public – invite your friends and family!

    Sign up by emailing Rockefellersings@gmail.com.

  • 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

    Free and open to the public

    December 4, 2019

    The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 4, with live performances from 8–10pm, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

  • The Holiday Truck at Rockefeller Center

    Open to the public

    December 5 – December 31, 2019

    Visit the Holiday Truck at Rockefeller Center with Amazon Handmade, 8am-10pm daily through December 31 (closed Christmas Day). Located on the South Esplanade overlooking the rink, visitors to Rockefeller Center can purchase the second -edition “Share the Light” ornament featuring a bulb from last year's tree and unique, genuinely handcrafted wooden, ceramic, felt, and pewter ornaments made by verified Amazon Handmade Artisans. See the full list of upcoming free events and family programs happening at the Holiday Truck this season:

    What's Happening:

    Friday, December 6 and Tuesday, December 17
    5-Minute Family Illustrations, 12-3pm

    Thursday, December 12
    Silent Disco DJ'd by Justine D, 6-8pm

    Sunday, December 15
    Kids Crafts & Holiday Art Workshop, 10:30am – 1:30pm

    Thursday, December 19
    Photo Booth, 11am – 5pm

    Saturday, December 21
    Winter Solstice with Tarot, Crystal and Palm Readings, 12-3pm

    Monday, December 23
    New York City Pop Culture Trivia, 3:30-5pm

  • Choirs under the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

    Free and open to the public

    December 11 – December 20, 2019

    Join us under the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to hear choirs from across New York City perform throughout the festive period. Embrace the spirit of the holiday season and enjoy joyful songs on weekday evenings from December 11- 20.

    Wednesday December 11th, 7pm:            Rockefeller Center Sings 

    Thursday December 12th, 7pm:                 NYC Master Chorale

    Friday December 13th, 5pm:                       Broadway Babies

    Friday December 13th, 6.30pm:                 Navatman Music Collective

    Monday December 16th, 6.30pm:             Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir

    Tuesday December 17th, 7pm:                   Young New Yorkers Chorus

    Wednesday December 18th, 6pm:            Songs of Solomon

    Thursday December 19th,7pm:                 Choral Chameleon

    Friday December 20th, 6pm:                       Voice of Friendship Singers

    Friday December 20th, 7pm:                    Antigone in Ferguson Choir

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  • 2019 46th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller Center

    Free and open to the public

    December 15, 2019

    Hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players will congregate on The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 49th and 50th streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:30pm to play Christmas carols and other crowd favorites. Tubists of all ages will line up under the famous Christmas tree and fill the plaza with the organ-line sound of low brass. Spectators are encouraged to sing along with the Christmas carols and holiday favorites.

    The musicians, hailing from across the country, will be conducted by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the famous Goldman band. Conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, the late William J. Bell (Born Christmas Day, 1902), the first Tuba Christmas was presented at Rockefeller Center in 1974, conducted by Paul LaValle, of Band of America fame. This unusual Christmas tradition is firmly established in over 200 cities around the world.

  • Rainbow Room's New Year's Eve Black Tie Bash

    Ticket Required

    December 31, 2019

    Crowning the Manhattan skyline, the iconic Rainbow Room offers a modern twist on classic old-world charm, making it the perfect place to ring in 2020! Guests are invited to enjoy a cocktail hour in the Gallery followed by a seated four-course dinner in the Rainbow Room with dancing and a live performance from the Kevin Osborne Band. Learn more at rainbowroom.com.

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