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The meanings behind the upcoming Empire State Building colors

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

Like that horse in the Wizard of Oz or a really big mood ring, the Empire State Building is constantly changing color. But it’s not always easy to know what those colors mean. So here’s a handy breakdown of upcoming light shows in the month of March to keep you in the know, and, hopefully, provide you with some helpful cocktail chatter.

March 6: White and orange in honor of The Book of Mormon's 5th Anniversary.

March 8: Magenta in honor of UN Women and HeForShe Arts Week.

March 9: Blue and white in honor of North Shore Animal League America.

March 10: Orange in honor of the National Kidney Foundation and World Kidney Day.

March 11: Orange in honor of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Cycle for Survival.

March 12: Blue and red in honor of the Big East Conference & Men's Basketball Tournament.

March 16: Blue, Green, Orange, Red, and White In honor of the SNY and its 10th Anniversary.

March 17: Orange, white and green in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

March 18: Blue, purple, and green In honor of the Jonas Center for Nursing & Veterans Healthcare 10th Annual Gala.

March 19: Faint sparkle (8:30-9:30 pm) in honor of World Wildlife Foundation & Earth Hour.

March 30: Green in honor of the New York Cosmos' 2016 Home Opener.

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