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New York Festival of Light premieres in NYC for the first time

By Jaz Joyner

For the first time ever, New York City joins the prestigious and tiny list of cities including Berlin and London to have a bright and shining Festival of Light. Head to DUMBO November 6–8 for the free New York Festival of Light to witness curated light installations, illuminated sculptures and wearable light technologies created by world renowned artists.

RECOMMENDED: The 26 best photos from New York's first Festival of Light

Photograph Courtesy: Nicolas Lemery Nantel

The photos you see here are from last year's "First Light," a light show built in Elizabeth Street Garden in Nolita for the sole purpose of previewing and sampling what this year's inaugural fest would look like.

Photograph Courtesy: Nicolas Lemery Nantel

This year, four artists' work has been selected to be featured in NYFOL. Creative collective 3_Search will project specific locations on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in their map-inspired piece Initiations. Light designer Howard Ungerleider—who has worked with musicians like Rod Stewart and Van Halen—will display his laser light show for free free under the tunnel of the Manhattan Bridge. There will also be a piece created specifically for the visually impaired (called The Eyeronman) and work by "light magician" Tupac Martir called "Sound of Nature".

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