Over 150 buildings all over the country will light up blue tonight at 8pm local time in solidarity with the hospital workers and first responders fighting COVID-19.
#LightItBlue started in the U.K. to help show support for their National Health Service workers, and now we’re practicing it in NYC.
According to a press release, these landmarks include: Madison Square Garden, the billboards in Times Square, One World Trade Center, The Intrepid Museum, the Vessel at Hudson Yards, 7 World Trade Center, Andaz 5th Avenue, Beacon Theater, Citi Field, Con Edison Headquarters Clock Tower, East River Plaza, Grand Hyatt, Hard Rock Cafe, Macy’s Herald Square, New Victory Theatre, Parker New York, Pier 17, Rockefeller Center, The Dominick Hotel, The Helmsley Building, The Redbury New York, and The Shops at Columbus Circle.
The #LightItBlue event was organized by Thinkwell Group, a design and production agency, and #MakeItBlue.
“This is a heartfelt ‘thank you’ from those of us at home to those of us who are going to work each day to keep our country going,” CEO Joe Zenas said.
They are specifically identifying buildings and landmarks with existing LED lighting and/or video screen technology to light their buildings BLUE and post the #LIGHTITBLUE message: “THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE FIGHTING ON THE FRONT LINES AGAINST COVID-19!”. (They are only using buildings that can be accessed remotely or where someone is on-site as an essential worker.)
The lighting will continue every Thursday evening from now on to show the city’s ongoing love and support for its healthcare workers caring for others and risking their lives every day.
Stay tuned tonight and tag us on Instagram if you can get a good photo form your apartment! We’d love to see.