This Saturday, everything is illuminated

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Let there be light!

A little bit of Paris magic is coming to the Greenpoint waterfront on Oct. 1, when its streets will be illuminated in a glorious “La Nuit Blanche,” a production of Bring To Light.

Starting at sundown, revelers can play with their shadows on Franklin Street, crawl up a warehouse thanks to an interactive projection screen, and add virtual stars to the sky with a smartphone — all for free.

Organizers modeled the festival after similar events in Europe, but unlike its continental counterparts, this night should end before 2 am.

“For one night each year, Bring to Light brings the museum to the warehouse, the gallery to the factory façade, the grand monument to the smallest neighborhood corner, in the European tradition of the nuit blanche,” said Bring to Light founder Ethan Vogt.

This year, the festival is expanding beyond American Playground to the waterfront and includes several installations in the former Greenpoint Terminal Market warehouse and even on the East River ferry.

And VIPs who want to celebrate in style can board a party boat benefitting the Open Space Alliance at the N. Sixth Street pier, cruise along the New York Harbor, and land at India Street pier just in time for the lights to go on.

It sure beats staying at home and watching the Yankees.

Bring to Light Festival at American Playground (Franklin Street at Milton Street in Greenpoint), Oct. 1, 7 pm-2 am. Free. For info, visit

Posted 12:00 am, September 26, 2011
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