If you’re looking for something fun to do early next month, consider heading a bit north of the city to Binghamton for this spectacular light show.
LUMA Project Arts Festival has been lighting up the downtown area of Binghamton since 2015. It falls on the first Friday of September every year, and this year is’s expanding to a three-day run. From September 7th through 9th, downtown Binghamton is covered in 3D light shows “using powerful projectors and 3D animation [to] create the illusion that enormous structures are transforming as if by magic.”
Full structures in the area are completely transformed—the courthouse becomes Stonehenge, and city hall becomes a gingerbread house.
LUMA’s projection mapping is created in collaboration with the Binghamton Philharmonic to create a multi-sensory visual art display.
It’s also worth noting that the festival is completely free!
featured image source: LUMA Festival / Van Zandbergen Photography