Visit The Empire State Plaza & New York State Capitol

Visit the Empire State Plaza and New York State Capitol

New York State's Fourth of July Celebration Presented by Price Chopper and Market 32

Join us on July 4th from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for food, music, fireworks and more here at the Empire State Plaza!

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Fitness at the Plaza

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Fitness at the Plaza features yoga and HIIT classes that are free and open to individuals of all ages!

Art for Lunch Tours

On select Wednesdays in July & August, these tours of the Empire State Plaza Art Collection will focus on different themes or artists, and are a great way to learn more about Abstract Expressionism and discover new ways of looking at art.

Feature Friday: Harlem Hellfighters

This tour visits the WWI exhibition at the New York State Capitol which features Sgt. Henry Johnson’s Medal of Honor and will end at the exhibition, Their Glory Will Never Fade: The Legacy of the Harlem Hellfighters.

Lunchtime at the Plaza

Come out on Wednesdays for Lunchtime at the Plaza, featuring live musical performances out by the Farmers Market. From Latin Jazz and Reggae, to Big Band Swing and Acoustic Soul – there’s a world of music this summer at the Plaza!


Plaza Visitor Center & Gift Shop

Open Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | North Concourse | (518) 474-2418