Reopening Together

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

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!

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).


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.



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.
Arriving from out of state? We have directions and helpful tips whether you are arriving by car, train, plane, or more.

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