Upcoming Events

Thereʼs always something happening at Rockefeller Center.

  • 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.

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  • 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

    Free and open to the public

    December 4 – January 13, 2020

    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 – January 11, 2020

    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

  • Art in Focus

    Free and open to the public

    January 1 – January 10, 2021

    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:

    January 15, 2020 - April 5, 2020

    The Holiest Wilderness is Freedom, 2020

    In the vitrines of 45 Rockefeller Plaza, German has created three unique spaces of curiosity, beauty and wonder. In the spirit of the old “cabinets of wonder”, German has crafted three unique “power figure” sculptures- each dedicated to a muse of the Human Spirit: Love, Imagination, Beauty and Nature. Using materials such as vinyl, acrylic paint, sequin, textiles, crystals, gems, 14k gold leaf, glass beads and found objects, each individual vitrine is transformed into an ornate and immersive installation.

    Vinyl murals are also installed throughout the building lobbies, public areas of the concourse and on the plaza featuring German’s imagery. These spaces include a selection of photographic works of German’s neighbors as “living power figures/superheroes” as well as select images of German’s sculptural works and installations.

    Vanessa German will be hosting an Art Sundae for children.
    Sunday, February 9
    Concourse level of 30 Rock

    Past Installations:

    Rockefeller Center Holiday Map, 2019

    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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