Lincoln Center BID launches "Tumbling Brights" holiday lighting display

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Lincoln Center launches holiday lighting display
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.

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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