NYC Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management

Welcome to CECM

Thank you for visiting the Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management’s (CECM) website. As you explore our site, you will find information pertaining to the City’s efforts to enhance communication and coordination regarding the required applications and licenses necessary for obtaining a permit to produce an event. We hope that this site will serve as your one-stop resource for information and guidance to the event permitting in New York City. Please do not hesitate to contact our office via email with any questions or comments.

News and Notices

SAPO now accepts electronic payment for special events.
Please click below and have your event ID available.
SAPO Online Payments

NYC Bike Share stations are located throughout around the City. If you are planning an event, please check locations of these stations and make your plans accordingly
No attempt should be made to move or interfere with these stations in any way. If a station is in your event footprint and you have already been issued an event permit you should contact the permitting agency with whom you are working with.

Times Square Reconstruction Update
  • Broadway plaza btw 42-43 Sts
    • Currently available for events
  • Broadway plaza btw 43-44 Sts + Military Island
    • Available for events until DDC work resumes in early March 2014
  • Broadway plaza btw 44-45 Sts
    • Currently available for events
    • Construction will begin once work is complete in the 43-44 plaza (likely early summer 2014)
  • Broadway plaza btw 45-46 Sts
    • Unavailable for events
  • Broadway plaza btw 46-47 Sts
    • Unavailable for events
  • Duffy Square
    • Available for small events, as adjacent plaza will be encumbered by construction
    **This schedule is subject to change, please check the SAPO website frequently for the most up to date information**

LEGO Star Wars Event
The world's largest LEGO creation landed in Times Square in May 2013. View larger photo

Frieze New York 2013 Sculpture Park
The Balloon Dog by Paul McCarthy was part of the Frieze Art Fair on Randall\'s Island May 9th-13th. View larger photo

Macy's Flower Show
A scene from the Macy's Flower Show, held in April 2012 in the Herald Square Plaza outside the flagship store on 34th Street. View larger photo

Nokia presents Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj performed for thousands of fans in Times Square as part of a Nokia product launch in April 2012. View larger photo

ING New York City Marathon
Each November, over 40,000 runners from all over the world take to the streets of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island to compete in the ING New York City Marathon. View larger photo

Team USA: Road to London Event
American Olympians and thousands of spectators filled Times Square in April 2012 to celebrate 100-days-until-the-London-Games. View larger photo

Super Bowl 2012 CHampions
On February 7th, 2012, the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants and their fans filled the Canyon of Heroes to celebrate their postseason victory. Notable players such as Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and star defensive end Justin Tuck joined New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg atop floats as they were cheered on by thousands of fans. View larger photo

Black Eyed Peas Concert
Black Eyed Peas performed a free concert on Central Park's Great Lawn for over 50,000 people in September 2011. View larger photo

Fashion's Night Out
September 8, 2011 over 1000 retailers celebrated Fashion's Night Out with special events and celebrity appearances in their stores, which drew thousands of elated shoppers. View larger photo 

Summer Streets
Each August, NYC DOT presents "Summer Streets," which temporarily closes Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park from traffic and enables people to use City streets for recreation. View larger photo

US Open
Held annually in August and September, the US Open occurs at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens. Hosting the world's top tennis players, the event draws local, national, and international spectators. View larger photo

Air in the Square
In June, 20 of the top BMX and skateboard professionals took part in the first ever free major skate and BMX event open to the public in Times Square. View larger photo

New Amsterdam Market at South Street SeaportNew Amsterdam Market at South Street Seaport
New Amsterdam Market is a reinvention of the Public Market, once a prevalent institution in the City of New York. The market features butchers, grocers, mongers, and other vendors who source, produce, distribute, and sell foods made with regional ingredients as well as carefully selected imports. The market takes place at South Street Seaport on Sundays. Learn more
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