Luminaries At Brookfield Place

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!!


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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…



Rendezvous en New York

  23 comments for “Luminaries At Brookfield Place

  1. January 1, 2016 at 1:09 AM

    Yes, magical!

    • January 1, 2016 at 1:11 AM

      Thank you Anne! Happy new year!! Wishing you the best!

  2. January 1, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    That looks so lovely! Sadly I’d have to travel across the country to see it, but I love looking at the pictures. Thanks for sharing at the Blogger’s Pit Stop. Happy New Year!

    • January 1, 2016 at 9:01 PM

      Thank you for visiting me. Happy new year!!

  3. January 2, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Happy New Year Trudy! This looks like it was a beautiful outing!

    • January 2, 2016 at 7:24 PM

      Happy new year Sabine! It was beautiful and huge.

  4. January 3, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    So pretty! Walking around the city is also one of my fav things to do. You never know what you’ll see!

    • January 3, 2016 at 10:24 AM

      Exactly always discovering something new and hidden, my favorite part of living in New York City!

    • January 3, 2016 at 10:45 AM

      Oops! Happy new year Justine!

  5. January 4, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    Wow, New York must be such a great place to spend Christmas. Hope I can visit one day in winter season 😉

    • January 4, 2016 at 9:28 AM

      Yes just be sure to have a warm coat!

  6. January 6, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    That’s awesome!

  7. January 23, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Will visit! Thanks for the update

  8. January 31, 2016 at 1:58 AM

    Hope your wishes do come true!

    • January 31, 2016 at 2:00 AM

      Thank you. We shall see!

  9. December 14, 2017 at 5:56 AM

    I so want Isla to experience at New York holiday season! Seeing all of this, she would literally be beside herself with joy. Thank you for sharing this today, Trudy. Needed it.

    • December 14, 2017 at 4:55 PM

      Oh you are so welcome. I haven’t gotten to the tree in Rockefeller Center yet or the windows, I think I’ll try this week. You do need to see it for yourself! Follow me on Instagram just in case I don’t write a post but I’ll definitely do it on Instastories.

      • December 14, 2017 at 5:19 PM

        Mom is arriving on Monday from NY. Scotland tries, but it’s not the same at Christmas, ha!

        • December 14, 2017 at 5:24 PM

          I’m sure that it’s still beautiful with that small town feeling. Right?

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