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COUNTDOWN TO NYE
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, Director of Production 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.
Some specifics for Times Square:
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).