The Empire State Building is going green!
Throughout the lockdown, the Empire State Building has been producing a steady stream of new lighting initiatives. From light shows synched to music to different colors honoring essential workers, they have been pulling out all the stops.
And now in a collaboration with NYC Parks called #GoingGreenforParkies, they are lighting up in green to thank park workers for their service during COVID-19. The lighting will take place this Thursday, May 21 (tomorrow) at sunset (around 8:12 p.m. EDT).
NYC is #GoingGreenforParkies on May 21 to celebrate park workers on the front line! The @EmpireStateBldg and iconic NYC Parks sites will glow green as a tribute to the dedication and perseverance of park workers around the world. Wear green this Thursday to support their efforts! pic.twitter.com/o0Nh4Xewky
— NYC Parks (@NYCParks) May 19, 2020
“More than ever, city parks and greenspaces have proven to be critical infrastructure, places of refuge, and park workers have been on the frontlines keeping these sanctuaries of sanity open here in New York, across the country and around the world,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver in a press release. “In honor of the tremendous work they put in every day, we are proud to work with the Empire State Building to light New York City green in honor of parkies near and far!”
Along with the Empire State Building, the other NYC landmarks that will be lighting up include:
- The Arsenal (Central Park)
- The Washington Square Park Arch
- The Parachute Jump (Coney Island Boardwalk)
- NYC Parks’ Ranaqua (Bronx)
They have also asked New Yorkers visiting parks tomorrow to wear green as a way of thanking their workers without words.
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