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Hudson Yards to host free holiday programming throughout the season

The neighborhood welcomes the public to celebrate the holidays with a daily light show, free performances every Tuesday and Saturday and extended hours.

What:
Hudson Yards' inaugural holiday program “Shine On” extends throughout the holiday season with free live performances and events throughout the neighborhood every Tuesday and Saturday through December 24th. 

You can find full holiday programming details for the season here

B-roll and images of the “Shine On” public unveiling and performances are available here.

Each day at 5PM through January 5th, Hudson Yards invites the public to experience the “Shine On” show, when the neighborhood will transform into a colorful light spectacle. Christopher Schardt’s installation, entitled Lyra, features a series of star-shaped sculptures, each comprised of thousands of individually controllable LED lights. Each star displays images of stars, plants, birds and abstract designs dancing across its surface, synchronized to a classical soundtrack evoking the holiday season. The lights will undulate continuously throughout the day and night. Visitors are also welcome to enjoy the Wells Fargo Lodge, located just outside of Vessel, for a 360-degree photo booth, hot chocolate sampling, holiday selfie cookies, charging stations and more. 

Fun and games continue inside The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards with exclusive products, offerings and seasonal menus. On Levels 2 and 4, Wells Fargo kiosks will offer gift wrapping, holiday card photo opportunities and more. On Level 3, SAP will host a “Holiday Match and Win” game with a chance to win prizes from Hudson Yards retailers. 

Tuesday and Saturday programming highlights will include:

Tuesdays: Visitors are welcome for a full day of performances, rotating on a weekly basis, including:

  • Alexandra & Ensembles: A versatile group based in Brooklyn offering a vast repertoire ranging from classical to pop (Level 5, The Shops & Restaurants).
  • Backtrack: An award-winning, five-person a capella group based in New York City that explores the power of the human voice through unique vocal arrangements, tight harmonies, and world-class beatboxing (Level 5, The Shops & Restaurants). 
  • Brooklyn Ballet: This critically acclaimed production fuses ballet, hip-hop and an array of world dance genres to create a culturally inclusive production (Level 1, The Shops & Restaurants).
  • Cookie Decorating with William Greenberg Desserts: Join the classic New York bakery to decorate snowman cookies with sprinkles, icing and more (Level 3, The Shops & Restaurants).
  • Elan Artists Toy Soldiers: A brilliant dance piece, Elan Artists' toy soldier routine fuses together modern contemporary dance with a hip-hop flair (Level 1, The Shops & Restaurants).
  • Harpist Emily Hopkins: A touch of elegance and class, Emily’s blue electroacoustic harp will certainly gather a crowd (Levels 1 and 5, The Shops & Restaurants).
  • New York Ballet Theatre: NYTB has appeared with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall to sold-out audiences and has performed at dance venues such as Danspace Project, Jacob’s Pillow, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center and New York’s City Center (Level 1, The Shops & Restaurants).
  • New York City Gospel Choir: New York's premier contemporary choir comprised of the very best singers in New York City who have performed as background singers and soloists with legends such as Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin and countless others (Level 5, The Shops & Restaurants).

Saturdays: Visitors are welcome to enjoy:

  • 12PM—Cookie Decorating with William Greenberg Desserts: Join the classic New York bakery to decorate snowman cookies with sprinkles, icing and more (Level 3, The Shops & Restaurants).
  • 6PM—Elan Artists Toy Soldiers: A brilliant dance piece, Elan Artists' toy soldier routine fuses together modern contemporary dance with a hip-hop flair (Level 1, The Shops & Restaurants).

All programming and events are open to the public and media.

When:
November 30th - January 5th

Where:
Hudson Yards: The Public Square & Gardens, around Vessel, and in The Shops & Restaurants

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About Hudson Yards:
Hudson Yards is a new neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group. Hudson Yards is home to more than 100 shops and restaurants, including New York City’s first Neiman Marcus, an array of experiential and online retailers and a collection of leading brands in every category from luxury to fast fashion. The neighborhood features restaurants and food experiences by chefs and restaurateurs Thomas Keller, José Andrés, David Chang, Michael Lomonaco, Costas Spiliadis, rhubarb and chef Peter Jin, D&D London and more; dynamic cultural institutions; 4,000 state-of-the-art modern residences; a new 750-seat public school; a 212-room Equinox Hotel®; and more than 14 acres of public plazas, gardens and groves—all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. For more information on Hudson Yards, please visit www.HudsonYardsNewYork.com.

CONTACT:
Related Companies:
212.320.9654
[email protected]