8. Luminaries, A Reimagined Holiday Tradition Arrives at Brookfield Place
On December 2, ArtsBrookfield will debut an installation created by the design firm Rockwell Group. Luminaries is a reimagined holiday tradition – a spectacular lighting display that follows the glass enclosed topography of the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. Visitors will be immersed in a glowing canopy of 650 custom lanterns embedded with LEDs, each capable of changing color and intensity. Wishing Stations will be positioned within the Winter Garden, and guests may send a ‘wish’ to the lanterns above, by placing their hands on the touch-sensitive stations, which pulse with color. Upon releasing your hands, color erupts in the canopy above, translating the wish into a mesmerizing display of colors that travel throughout the lanterns.
Brookfield has partnered with The Grammy Foundation’s “The Grammy in the Schools”, and for every wish sent by the public, ArtsBrookfield will donate $1 up to $25,000. Choreographed light shows are scheduled throughout the day and evening.
This installation in the Winter Garden, one of the city’s great indoor public spaces, is located at 230 Vesey Street, and will be on view through January 10, 2016. Read about Battery Park here.