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Empire State Plaza

Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza - one of the most spectacular capital centers in the country. The Plaza is the seat of government operations for New York State - it occupies 98 acres of land, with 11,000 employees in 10 buildings. The Plaza exists because of the vision and determination of one man, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, who wanted to create "the most electrifying capital in the world." To fulfill his purpose, Rockefeller commissioned Wallace K. Harrison, a personal friend and chief architect for Rockefeller Center, to be the principal architect for the Plaza. Construction began in 1965 and was completed in 1978. Since its completion, The Empire State Plaza has become a cultural center for thousands of visitors each year. From the New York State Capitol to the New York State Museum, the Empire State Plaza is full of things to do. Special events include festivals, concerts, and tours are just some of the things to do at the Empire State Plaza
Be sure to visit the concourse, "the underground city", a quarter-mile stretch of shops, cafeterias, and a world-class abstract art collection with major works by Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and dozens of famous contemporary artists.
For any additional information concerning the Plaza, contact the Plaza Visitor Center at (518) 474-2418. The Plaza Visitor Center is located off the main concourse, near The Egg and Convention Center. Visitor assistants and Plaza Ambassadors also staff information booths on the north and south end of the concourse.

Farmer's Market

  • May 03, 2017 - October 27, 2017
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Friday

The Empire State Plaza Farmers Market is your place to find the season's freshest produce, flowers, plants, meats, cheeses, baked goods, wine, cider a... View Details

Capitol Park After Dark: Annie

  • August 30, 2017
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242

“Annie” is the story of a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage. One day, Annie (Aileen Quinn) is chosen... View Details

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

  • September 23, 2017
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this tribute to Latin culture. Rich in tradition, the Hispanic community comes together in the Empire State Pla... View Details

Jazz Night ft. Alex Torres

  • September 13, 2017
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242

Alex Torres is a Bronx-born bassist who formed a Latin orchestra in Amsterdam, N.Y in 1980.Torres performs an original blend of Afro-Caribbean ... View Details

Jazz Night ft. Hot Club of Saratoga

  • September 20, 2017
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242

Hot Club of Saratoga is the Saratoga-Capital Region’s premier gypsy swing ensemble. Playing a repertoire that reflects the spirit and sty... View Details

Great Train Extravaganza

  • December 03, 2017
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242

Model train show and sale View Details

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