Ground Rules

Ground Rules

In order to maintain the public safety and security of State property, its occupants and visitors during OGS sponsored special events, as well as to enhance the efficient and orderly operation of the facilities, until further notice, we are establishing special ground rules for the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza (ESP), the Capitol, and all surrounding areas, including the Plaza Level of the ESP, West Capitol Park, East Capitol Park and Lafayette Park.

The following special grounds rules will be in effect during special events at the Empire State Plaza:  The use of sparklers and fireworks is not permitted at the Empire State Plaza. No alcoholic beverages (other than those sold on site by authorized sellers), coolers (defined as rigid insulated containers), or glass containers of any kind; animals or pets (excludes ADA-defined service animals) will be allowed.  Any type of recording of the performance or presentation is prohibited without prior written consent.  All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time if they intend to consume alcohol.  State Police or security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items.