DC Comics is set to celebrate Batman Day on Saturday, Sept. 21, and to honor the Caped Crusader, New York City will light up the Empire State Building's iconic Spire.
The Bat-Signal will also shine over the East River Landing on the Domino Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn in honor of Batman’s 80th anniversary. Joining the festivities this year will be Rome and Johannesburg, with both cities also announcing plans to shine the Bat-Signal as part of the Global Celebration of Batman Day with plans being confirmed for 13 cities on six continents. Johannesburg will project the Bat-Signal from the Leonardo Building, while Rome will project the iconic signal on the Roma Termini.
Celebrations will kick off throughout the world around on Saturday at 8 pm local time with the previously announced cities set to light up their skies to honor the hero. Cities confirmed to participate in the celebrations are as follows: Melbourne at Fed Square, Tokyo at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 at Shibuya Scramble Crossin, Johannesburg at The Leonardo Building, Berlin at Potzdamer Platz 1, Rome at Roma Termin, Paris at Galeries Lafayett, Barcelona at Museu Nacional d’Art de Cataluny, London at the Senate Hous, São Paulo at Itaúsa - LM, Montreal at Complex Dupuis, New York at the Domino Sugar Refinery, Mexico City at Torre Reforma, and Los Angeles at Los Angeles City Hall.
While fans can simply participate by heading outside in participating cities, DC and Warner Bros. have announced that fans can also follow along with the new interactive Batman Bat-Tracker. As cities flip the switch to illuminate the famous insignia, the Batman Bat-Tracker will mirror the real-time projections. You can find out more information regarding the Batman Bat-Tracker, as well as Batman Day activation, by heading to Batman80.com.
This year's Batman Day celebrations mark the fifth year celebrating one of DC's most popular heroes. While the first official Batman Day occurred on July 23, 2014, the subsequent Batman Day celebrations have all taken place on the second or third Saturday in September.