Lincoln Center BID launches "Tumbling Brights" holiday lighting display

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- With no Winter's Eve and tree lighting this year due to the pandemic, Lincoln Square had to get creative to bring holiday spirit to the area.

With a message of hope, resilience and solidarity, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District launched a beautiful lighting installation on Tuesday throughout the neighborhood called "Tumbling Brights."

"The whole idea is to create a sense of hope and resilience and give people something to look forward to as they walk down the streets," Lincoln Square BID President Monica Blum said.

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The installation is a series of ten spirit figures that will be brightly illuminated throughout the Broadway malls in Lincoln Square.

Each figure is positioned at different angles in a coordinated acrobatic display that will projected up and down Broadway between 60th and 70th street.

For three months, the statue of Dante Alighieri in Dante Park will be covered with a festive light projection, showing a celestial design.

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The designer of the lighting installation also specializes in theater installations and wanted to show his support for both the neighborhood and businesses that have been shuttered since the pandemic.

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