[UPDATE: Check out the ceremony recap and photos here.]
First Annual Brooklyn Bridge Park Holiday Lighting Ceremony
New Take On Traditional Holiday Lighting Ceremony Fuses Art and Illumination in the Form of Six Holiday-Themed Light Sculptures Along the Waterfront
When: Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 6:00pm
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Entrance at the corner of Washington and Plymouth Streets
Who: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Martin Connor, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, NYC Department of Transportation.
“At six p.m. on Tuesday, December 5th, a once dark Brooklyn waterfront will be illuminated for the holiday season with the lighting of six winning â€œlight sculpturesâ€ — the result of a contest sponsored by the Dumbo Improvement District. The sculptures will be dramatically set against the backdrop of DUMBOâ€™s Empire Stores, newly lit with an architectural lighting installation from famed lighting designed Brendon Boyd. Boyd is known for his work with such clients as Ralph Lauren, Adidas, Cipriani and The American Ballet Theater.
The riverfront â€œturn-onâ€ will transform the cityscape as part of a unique holiday lighting ceremony that blends creativity and ingenuity with the holiday spirit. Local artists, designers and architects participated in the contest; winning proposals were selected by a panel of judges from representatives of the Brooklyn Arts Council, the d.u.m.b.o. Arts Center, Jan Larsen Art Gallery, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Parks & Recreation. The lighting for the Empire Stores building in the Park, was commissioned by local real estate developer Two Trees Management Co. LLC in coordination with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The â€œDUMBO Light Capadesâ€ will be on display in Brooklyn Bridge Park until January 7, 2007″
Holiday reception to follow at:
Water Street Restaurant & Lounge, DUMBO
66 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
6:30pm – 9:00pm