Cuomo announces state landmarks to be lit blue and gold, fireworks displays across the state in recognition of reaching 70% of single dose vaccinations

13 State Landmarks to be Lit Blue and Gold

Firework Displays to begin at 9:15PM Across the State in Celebration of Reaching COVID-19 Milestone

ALBANY, NY —  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that landmarks across the state will be lit blue and gold on June 15 in celebration of reaching 70 percent of New York adults receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition to these lightings, firework displays will be held at ten sites across the state beginning at 9:15pm.

“472 days ago, it was impossible to fathom that 70 percent of New York’s adults would have received their first COVID vaccination by this point. What felt years away has been accomplished in less than one,” Governor Cuomo said. “As we celebrate lifting restrictions and resuming our reimagined normal, we also reflect on the hard work of New York State’s essential workers and we remember those we lost. New Yorkers have always been tough, but this last year has proven just how tough they are. Congratulations, New Yorkers, on all that your hard work has accomplished.”

The following landmarks will be lit in blue and gold tonight, June 15, in honor of reaching this COVID milestone:

  • Empire State Building

  • One World Trade Center

  • Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

  • Kosciuszko Bridge

  • The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building

  • State Education Building

  • Alfred E. Smith State Office Building

  • State Fairgrounds – Main Gate and Expo Center

  • Niagara Falls

  • The “Franklin D. Roosevelt” Mid-Hudson Bridge

  • Grand Central Terminal – Pershing Square Viaduct

  • Albany International Airport Gateway

  • MTA LIRR – East End Gateway at Penn Station

Fireworks will be held at the following sites across the state, beginning at 9:15pm tonight, June 15:

Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12228


Binghamton University M Lot

4400 Vestal Parkway E

Vestal, NY 13850

Jones Beach

Jones Beach State Park

1 Ocean Parkway

Wantagh, NY 11793

Lake Placid

Lake Placid Club

Lake Placid, NY 12946

New York City

New York Harbor

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls State Park

Goat Island Road

Niagara Falls, NY  14303


Memorial Park

4 Depew Ave.

Nyack, NY 10960



Rochester Dome Arena

2695 E. Henrietta Rd

Henrietta, NY 14467


NYS Fairgrounds

581 State Fair Blvd 

Syracuse NY 13209


Downtown Utica

100 Whitesboro Street
Utica, NY 13502