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The NYFOL is ON and the Kickstarter CONTINUES - NYFOL opened last night in Dumbo with rave success.   Also 5-11p Nov 7, 8. FREE to ALL!
The NYFOL is ON and the Kickstarter CONTINUES - NYFOL opened last night in Dumbo with rave success. Also 5-11p Nov 7, 8. FREE to ALL!
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The NYFOL 2014 Festival features a curated collection of lighting and art installations created by local and international lighting designers and performance artists and technologists who work within the medium of light.

This cultural spectacle opened last night after dark  and continues tonight and tomorrow November 7,8, 2014 --in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge and surrounding plaza space.  Rain or Shine. Even after NYFOL ends, our Kickstarter goes on until Nov 14!.

Scroll down to view the Festival Location Map

With NYFOL 2014 and beyond, New York will now join the ranks of such major cities as Berlin, London, Lyon, Montreal and Sydney that have festivals of light.

As an update since launching our Kickstarter, we are thrilled to be able to say we now have 18 lighting designers and artists who are sure to dazzle with their various mediums of light art installations.

In addition to art and light, there will be music by top DJs and several great food trucks (food for purchase).

The founders of NYFOL are not new to bringing lighting and entertainment to New York,  Last fall, they produced "First Light" in New York City in NoLita, where hundreds attended…

First Light Oct 2013
First Light Oct 2013

To be sure, First Light in 2013 was just a microcosm of what will be seen at NYFOL 2014 in DUMBO!

BUT WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU! 

WHY IS THE FUNDING NEEDED?

This 3 day event is FREE to the public (residents, visitors and tourists alike) without any municipal or state funding.  We're fortunate to have some private sponsors and partners, but we really NEED YOUR HELP to make the first annual NYFOL a huge success in 2014 and be able to bring it back next year and the next with ever more greatness.  

And, because NYFOL is a 501c(3) non-profit art group, donations by you are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE! (less the value of the reward, to the extent permitted by law).

Your support makes possible:

  • Commissioned artist stipends 
  • Electricity, lighting, signage, audio support, site permissions, materials and promotion and support for artist projects and food trucks. 
  • Festival way finding, permits, public works, food trucks, marketing material and more.

HELP US LIGHT UP THE CITY…JOIN US IN MAKING HISTORY with your $ donation and come and experience how culture and community come together in a unique and exciting way. 

And, KEEP ON GIVING!!  Even if we reach our goal. All additional proceeds will go to expand an already fabulous NYFOL 2014.

MEET the ARTISTS..

HERE's a little REVEAL from last night

and, more about our Artists and their works...

Meet the Artists NYFOL 2014
Meet the Artists NYFOL 2014
A still image from the “Light the World With Love” Video - Nancy Burson
A still image from the “Light the World With Love” Video - Nancy Burson
Heart Filling Station  - Valerie Schaller
Heart Filling Station - Valerie Schaller

MUSIC/DJ Line up

Asen James and Spencer Black of FON Sound System                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             For Play                                                                                                       Jasper Stapleton                                                                                         KC                                                                                                             Total Fitness                                                                                                 X-Dream                                                                                          

Come JOIN US in DUMBO, BROOKLYN, NY in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge and surrounding plaza area at the Pearl Street Triangle (Pearl & Water St)

NYFOL location map
NYFOL location map

Thank you!  

NYFOL would not exist without the artists, partners, friends and supporters like you who value and support the festival by attending, partnering or advocating on our behalf.

To get the latest news on the NYFOL 2014 festival: 

  • Check out our website: http://nyfol.org

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Risks and challenges

Bringing our vision of NYFOL 2014 to a live 3 day event is a big undertaking. Considerable time and effort have been and continue to be channeled into making the NYFOL a successful community event for everyone to enjoy and experience.

While artists and lighting experts and our venue in DUMBO have been secured, there is always a chance that all the logistics and our vendors don't come together exactly as planned. While we don't envision such problems, we feel it necessary to at least mention them.

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT

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    a NYFOL GLOW STICK, plus GET YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS at the event on NYFOL's scrolling donor list, showing all that you helped make this great event happen!

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    a Commemorative DVD of the EVENT and a Customized TOTE BAG and a Commemorative NYFOL T-SHIRT and HAT or SCARF (tbd) and KEY CHAIN, plus GET YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS at the event on NYFOL's scrolling donor list, showing all that you helped make this great event happen!

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    2 VIP LAUNCH PARTY TICKETS plus a GOODIE BAG of ALL THE REWARDs (Commemorative DVD of the event, Customized Tote Bag, NYFOL T-shirt, a NYFOL Hat or Scarf (tbd), Keychain and Glowstick, plus GET YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS at the event on NYFOL's scrolling donor list, showing all that you helped make this great event happen!

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    2 of EVERYTHING at the $500 LEVEL, plus a PRIVATE BEHIND THE SCENE TOUR for 2 of THE FESTIVAL with one of the Founders (& $1,000 donors)

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