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NYC landmarks will be lit with the rainbow flag for WorldPride

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More than a dozen buildings and structures will display the Pride flag

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The New York City skyline will get a lot more colorful in the next couple of weeks: In celebration of WorldPride, the massive LGBTQ celebration happening throughout the month of June, more than a dozen structures—including iconic buildings like the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center—will be lit with a rainbow flag.

The illuminated displays will largely happen during the weekend of the annual Pride March (June 30), but other buildings—including City Hall—will keep the lights shining throughout the month.

“Lighting our skyline will remind LGBTQ people around the world that New York City will always be a beacon of hope and a place to call home,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.

The massive Pride initiative is being spearheaded by NYC & Company, the city’s tourist arm; buildings in all five boroughs will participate, with the list of confirmed participants below:

  • Barclays Center: June 24-26; June 29-30.
  • Bloomberg Headquarters: June 30.
  • The Bronx Borough President’s Office: June 25–30.
  • City Hall. June 10- 30.
  • Coney Island Parachute Jump: June 26–30.
  • Empire Outlets: Every evening through June 30.
  • Empire State Building: June 30.
  • Helmsley Building: June 24–30.
  • Hutchinson Metro Center: Every evening through June 30.
  • Javits Center’s Crystal Palace: June 26–30.
  • Madison Square Garden: June 30.
  • One Bryant Park: June 28–30.
  • One World Trade Center: Base, June 26–30; Spire, June 28–30.
  • 151 West 42: June 28–30.
  • Pershing Square-42nd Street Viaduct: June 26–30.
  • Pier 17: June 26–30.
  • Resorts World Casino New York City: June 30.
  • Weylin: June 26–30.

Other places that are rolling out the rainbow flag—which has been used as a symbol of LGBTQ pride since the 1970s—include FDR Four Freedoms Park, which unveiled what purports to be the city’s largest rainbow flag on its steps earlier this month.