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I would like to plan an indoor event in Times Square. Where should I start?
There are a number of spaces available to rent for indoor events in Times Square, including theaters, ballrooms, high-tech conference rooms, elegant restaurants with panoramic neighborhood views and more.
I would like to plan an outdoor event in Times Square. Where should I start?
Step one: contact Damian Santucci, Vice President of Production & Operations with the Times Square Alliance: (212) 452-5239; DSantucci@TimesSquareNYC.org.
Outdoor events in the city of New York require a city permit. The Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management's Street Activity Permit Office (CECM / SAPO) issues permits for street fairs, festivals, block parties, farmers’ markets, commercial/promotional and other events on New York City's streets and sidewalks.
What are the fees for events in the Pedestrian Plazas and Duffy Square?
Events have different fees depending on the size. See a breakdown of costs in the document linked below.
Some specifics for Times Square:
The Times Square Alliance coordinates the activation and use of the Broadway Pedestrian Plazas and Father Duffy Square in partnership with the City of New York. There are a variety of permittable spaces within the district.
To plan an outdoor event in the Broadway Pedestrian Plazas or on streets and sidewalks in Times Square, you must file a permit with the Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management’s Street Activity Permit Office (CECM / SAPO).
To plan an event on Father Duffy Square, you must file a permit with The New York City Parks Department.
To plan filming in Times Square you must file a permit with The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME).