Prospect Park W, Parkside Ave. bet. Flatbush Ave., Ocean Ave. and Prospect Park SW
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The Daily Plant : Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Prospect Park Lit Up For The Holidays
For the second consecutive year, Mayor Bloomberg came to Prospect Park to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.
Despite cold temperatures and bitter winds, approximately 100 New Yorkers came out on December 3 to witness the lighting of Grand Army Plaza. The distribution of free hot chocolate certainly came in handy!
The lighting installation at Grand Army Plaza features 300,000 LEDs - energy-efficient and long-lasting lights that are environmentally friendly. They were used to illuminate the Bailey Fountain and a tree underneath the Sailors and Soldiers’ Memorial Arch. Lighting of the Bailey Fountain includes a wave-shaped structure to create the effect of flowing water. Lighting of the tree features a patchwork quilt of colors. The lighting installation will be in place through January 14, 2008.
Mayor Bloomberg was joined in “flipping the switch” by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Council Members Letitia James, David Yassky, Darlene Mealy and Simcha Felder, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, and Prospect Park Alliance President Tupper Thomas.
The Fort Hamilton High School Marching Band got the crowd rocking to “Eye of the Tiger,” and the All City High School Choir entertained with a medley of holiday tunes. Children from the Brooklyn Music School, preparing for their upcoming performance of “The Nutcracker,” also helped in turning on the lights.
Christmas tree and menorah lightings are happening in communities throughout the city. For more information, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks or call 311. Happy Holidays!
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else.”
(1888 - 1953)
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Know Before You Go
Kate Wollman Ice Skating Rink: CLOSED 2012-2013
The Kate Wollman Rink will NOT be open for ice skating this winter; 2012 - 2013. The parking lot will also remain closed this winter. Construction is continuing on Lakeside , a year-round destination for recreation, relaxation, and events. Ice skating will return with the completion of this exciting new project.
- The Great Googamooga To Come To Prospect Park
- Statement From Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe On The Cancellation Of Winter Jam 2012
- Topping Off Prospect Park's New Lakeside
- 6th Annual Shred Fest
- Great GoogaMooga
- Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park
- Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours
- History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Hiking Trails
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Water Fountains
- Zoos and Aquariums
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