Wednesday, September 25, 2019

How Sweet It Is: Domino Park, New York's Waterfront Wonderland

Join the DLFNY for this year's season opener - with a spoonful of sugar and a side helping of groundbreaking and truly innovative urban landscape design!

Domino Park is a brand-new 6-acre public park on the edge of the former Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg, looking out across the East River and to the spectacular Manhattan skyline. The park has redefined how both Brooklynites and visitors connect with the waterfront in this once industrial part of Brooklyn, without turning its back on its heritage. In its heyday the factory was one of the largest and most productive refineries in the world - producing up to 98% of the sugar consumed in the United States, and the park serves as a memorial to the thousands of lives it touched throughout its 160 year history before finally closing in 2004.

Together with Steven Espinoza of Lighting Workshop, we will explore the lighting design behind the unique features that make up this waterfront wonderland - taking in cranes, playgrounds, cooling towers, a 5-block long elevated walkway, dancing water features and salvaged remnants from the factory itself.

Date September 25, 2019

Steven Espinoza, Principal, Lighting Workshop


Refreshments: 6:00pm
Tour and Talk: 7:00pm


Tacocina (Taco Stand)
Domino Park
25 River Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Directions - see below


DLF members & students - free
Non-members - $15

Register here

From Midtown

Subway: Connect to a Brooklyn-bound L-train to Bedford Avenue (1st stop in Brooklyn). From there, the park is a leisurely 15 minute walk southwest, by the waterfront.
Ferry: The East River Ferry can also be taken from 34th St, stopping at North Williamsburg (North 5th St). The park is then a 10 minute walk south along Kent Avenue.

From Downtown/Financial District

Subway: Take a Brooklyn-bound M or J train to Marcy Avenue (1st stop in Brooklyn). From there the park is a leisurely 15-20 minute walk northwest, by the waterfront.
Ferry: The East River Ferry can also be taken from Wall St/Pier 11, stopping at South Williamsburg (South 10th St). The park is then a 10 minute walk north along Kent Avenue.

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Save the Dates

Wednesday, October 16th, 6:00pm
Above the Boardwalk
Ocean Wonders: Sharks! at the NY Aquarium

Presented by Focus Lighting

Wednesday, November 6th, 6:00pm
TWA Terminal and Hotel
: Saarinen's Masterpiece Revived

A joint
event with the IES New York City Section


The DLFNY is a charter member of the Parsons Lighting Design Partners program.

2016 Recipient of the IFDA/NY Award for Excellence in Education

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