On Saturday night I was doing one of the things I love to in New York, taking a walk to nowhere in particular just to see what’s new in the city. Mind you I did have to do some grocery shopping but I just wanted to clear my mind and my favorite way is the put on my most comfortable shoes and walk. I decided Manhattan was my target and hopped a train, and got off at Fulton Street and headed to the World Trade Center. I headed to Brookfield Place because I wanted to see their Holiday decorations. I’ve seen on their Instagram feed the art installation called Luminaries, and had to see it up close. It’s just so different and colorful! The art installation has a dual purpose, besides being great to look at it creates a way to donate to music education programs. Here’s a quote about the specifics:
Built on the season’s traditions of sharing, community, and connection, Luminaries immerses the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place in a canopy of light emanating from 650 hanging lanterns. Visitors send a wish to the lanterns above by touching a wishing station, transforming the installation into a mesmerizing display of lights. For every wish, Arts Brookfield will donate $1 up to $25,000 to the GRAMMY Foundation® to support its GRAMMY in the Schools® music education programs for high school students.
Choreographed light shows are scheduled throughout the day and evening every two hours beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m. daily.* The five shows are befittingly entitled “Snowfall,” “Christmas Tree,” “Ribbons,” “Firecracker,” and “Northern Lights.”
Experience Luminaries beginning December 2 and illuminate your holiday wish!!
The piece was designed by architect David Rockwell of 650 lanterns and will be at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place til Sunday January 10th February 29th. You should definitely make the effort to see it before then. Do know of any art installations as magical as this one? Please tell me all about it in the comments below.
Until our next rendezvous…