Prospect Park in Lights, November 27 through January 7

We saw our first installation of these today. We were driving this afternoon from our neighborhood to Park Slope for brunch and some shopping. At the Park Circle entrance are two large geodesic spheres, like ornaments, about 6-8 feet in diameter.
Join us for Prospect Park in Lights, a special one-of-a-kind holiday lighting installation in Brooklyn’s flagship Park. Four of the Park’s entrances – including iconic Grand Army Plaza – will be illuminated with eye-catching lighting arranged by a noted designer. Prospect Park in Lights is funded by a donation from the New York Daily News granted to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. This magnificent public display gives New Yorkers and visitors one more reason to celebrate winter and the holidays in one of New York's landmark parks.

Special launch ceremony: November 27 [Monday], 6 p.m., at Grand Army Plaza.

Lights on: November 27 through January 7, 2007
- Prospect Park in Lights

The illuminated displays, which were created by noted Brooklyn-based lighting designer Jim Conti, will decorate the major gateways to the Park: Grand Army Plaza, including the historic Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial Arch and the Bailey Fountain; Bartel-Pritchard Circle; Park Circle; and the Parkside and Ocean Avenue entrance. Light emitting diodes (LEDs), energy efficient and long-lasting lights, are being used to transform some of Prospect Park's most historic architectural elements into a wonderful holiday spectacle. These will include a wave-shaped structure built and covered in lights to create the effect of flowing water at Bailey Fountain and colored lights placed on the Pergola at the Parkside and Ocean entrance, giving the appearance of blooming vines. Many of the lights will change colors and are synchronized with wireless animated controllers.

A series of community celebrations will also take place at different Park entrances in December to enhance the enjoyment of Prospect Park in Lights, organized by the Prospect Park Alliance. On Saturday and Sunday evenings there will be free trolley bus service around the Park for viewing the lights. On New Year's Eve Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will sponsor a fireworks display over the Park and entertainment at Grand Army Plaza.

- Press release, November 15
Via The Gowanus Lounge.

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