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Stranger Things Is Taking Over New York City’s Empire State Building Thursday Night

New York City, do you copy?

by New York Bucket List


Things are about to get stranger, as the Upside Down has arrived in Manhattan. Consider this your fair warning.

In celebration of the long-awaited fourth season of the global phenomenon Stranger Things, an optical and mesmeric lightshow experience straight from the Upside Down will take over the Empire State Building at exactly 8:45pm EST on Thursday, May 26.

As dusk approaches, a crack will begin to creep across the southern facade of Manhattan’s most iconic skyscraper. As it grows, onlookers should prepare to be transported into the Upside Down through a visual spectacle of epic proportions.

Similar rifts have been popping up in unexpected places ever since 1983, when a test subject named Eleven ripped open a portal to the Upside Down in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. 

The terrifying alternative dimension has been lurking beneath our feet ever since, and now it’s officially creeping into our city, too.

The Upside Down Has Arrived

Stranger Things fans are invited to watch the world-bending spectacle between 8:15-8:30pm on Thursday. For a hint at the best vantage point to watch in person, study up on your coordinates as it will not be viewable up close 👉 40.7411 N 73.9894 W👈.

It's safe to say the 80s vibes will be in full-force, so you might want to channel the best of the era for a rad time. Each show will be approximately 10 minutes and loop for 2 hours, culminating at 10:45pm.

Ahead of it all, on Thursday, May 26, the Empire State Building’s distinctive spire will glow red in an effort to warn New Yorkers who are not in-the-know of the impending monsters creeping in from the Upside Down. 

Witnesses are asked to use the following tags to share their POV of the unbelievable Upside Down taking over New York City: @strangerthingstv @netflix #strangerthings4 #newyorkcity #nyc.

Season 4 of Stranger Things premieres May 27 on Netflix.

Over and out.