Upcoming Events

There's always something happening at Rockefeller Center.

  • 2017 Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons
    Free and open to the public

    May 12 – July 5, 2017

    Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons, a large-scale public art installation will be on display at Rockefeller Center from May 12 - July 5, 2017. The inflatable nylon sculpture, presented by Art Production Fund and Kiehl’s Since 1851, and hosted by Tishman Speyer, stands 45 feet high and depicts a seated ballerina from the artist’s iconic Antiquity series. Often referencing historical imagery and found objects, Koons based Seated Ballerina on a small porcelain figurine. The sculpture acts as a contemporary iteration of the goddess Venus, and symbolizes notions of beauty and connectivity. Its reflective surface mirrors its immediate environment and engages with each viewer. One of the foremost internationally recognized contemporary artists of our time, Jeff Koons earned renown for his iconic sculptures such as Michael Jackson and Bubbles (1988) and his public sculptures, such as the monumental floral sculptures Puppy (1992) and Split-Rocker (2000), both of which were previously installed at Rockefeller Center.

    During inclement weather, Seated Ballerina will have to be deflated for safety reasons. Before you come to visit, please visit the Rockefeller Center twitter account for the latest update.

  • 2017: The Channel Gardens In Bloom
    Free and open to the public

    May 30 – July 7, 2017

    Throughout the year, the Rockefeller Center Channel Gardens blooms in uniquely themed plant installations that transform with the seasons. From an ocean of Tulips to a Weeping Willow forest, The Channel Gardens brings refreshing surprises, you simply have to keep coming back. Current Installation: Easter Lillies through April 28.

  • 2017 Plaza Café
    Open to the public

    June 9 – September 1, 2017

    Enjoy outdoor dining by Brasserie Ruhlmann and Limani on the north plaza at Rockefeller Center. The Plaza Café is now open!

    LT BierGarten Presented by Brasserie Ruhlmann
    Enjoy traditional German cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting! Located on the north plaza between 50th and 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, the LT BierGarten presented by Brasserie Ruhlmann will feature a special menu including bratwursts, pretzels, a variety of sandwiches and salads, a vast selection of beer and wine, and delectable desserts.

    Limani Café
    Enjoy the best in Mediterranean cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting! Located on the north plaza between 50th and 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, the Limani Outdoor Café will feature a special menu including salads, paninis, sliders, additional light fare and desserts. Featured items include an octopus salad; a vegetarian Panini; lobster sliders; a seafood skewer with scallops, shrimp, and swordfish; baby lamb chops; and baklava.

  • 2017 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
    Free and open to the public

    November 29, 2017

    The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The 2017 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 29, with live performances from 7–9pm, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Thousands crowded the sidewalks for the event and millions watched it live across the globe. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 9pm on January 7, 2018.

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