Our team is working closely with our customers, business leaders and government partners to prepare the Javits Center to host events in a safe and effective manner in today’s environment. We have developed a detailed guide to reopening the convention center for events, including the implementation of necessary safety protocols, industry best practices and recommended event design. Construction work on our $1.5 billion expansion project – which will add 1.2 million square feet of event-related space to Manhattan’s West Side – has fully resumed, and the blockbuster project is still scheduled for substantial completion in March 2021. If you have any questions about booking an event, please contact our sales team at sales@javitscenter.com.

For new catering protocols, visit our Cultivated reopening guide.

The Broadcast Studio

We created a state-of-the-art broadcast studio that can host hybrid events with a combination of in-person and virtual participants from around the world. The 30,000 square-foot space provides an affordable, turn-key experience for event planners looking for new opportunities in today’s challenging environment. Equipped with advanced technology, the dynamic studio serves as the perfect setting for executives, corporations and associations wishing to connect with colleagues and create unique experiences.


Moving Forward

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Javits Center was temporarily transformed into what some called the largest hospital in America. A total of 1,095 patients were transported from the region’s hospitals and treated in coordination with a host of federal, state and city agencies and business partners working together on site. With no more patients on site, we are conducting a comprehensive sanitization program to sterilize all areas impacted by the medical station. Some measures include:

  • Sanitization of all back-of-house and front-of-house areas impacted, including office areas on Levels 1, 2 and 4;
  • Installation of specialized, hospital-grade air filters to improve air quality and reduce any air contaminants;
  • Enhanced cleaning of all high-volume, high-touch areas and distribution of hand-sanitizing stations throughout the building; and
  • Requirement of all employees and visitors to be temperature screened and wear appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

The Javits Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation, the gold standard for facilities implementing strict infectious diseas protocols in today's environment. To achieve GBAC STAR, our staff demonstrated compliance with 20 core elements, from standard operating procedures to personal protective equipment. Learn more here: www.gbac.com

Expansion Wide

Explore the Expansion

Construction of our blockbuster expansion project is moving forward with some of the largest event spaces in New York – now needed more than ever in today’s environment. We’re adding a new glass-enclosed entrance on 11th Avenue, a rooftop pavilion and terrace and a massive truck marshaling facility that will accelerate operations and reduce area congestion. Experience a virtual tour of the historic project today!


With the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, our temporary hospital was constructed in a matter of days, and it was designed to reduce the burden on the local hospital system and help New Yorkers in need during this unprecedented crisis. As the first of its kind, the medical station served as a nationwide model for other similar facilities throughout the United States. In total, more than 2,000 patient care units were constructed here, along with 50 mobile showers/restroom units. Thank you to all of our carpenters, caterers, cleaners, electricians, engineers, freight handlers, painters, plumbers, security officers and administrative staffers who played a role in the design, construction and operation of the medical station on Level 3.

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Getting Here

Within New York City, public transportation is always a quick and affordable way to go- and the opening of the new 7 Subway line extension across the street makes the trip even more convenient.
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