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Contact: Chris Olert
Telephone: (212) 460-4111
For Central Park Conservancy: Ashley Bohnen
212-310-6642

For Immediate Release: December 13, 2002

CON EDISON SPONSORS LARGEST ELECTRO-LUMENESCENT SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center Glistens With High-Tech Light Show

NEW YORK The Central Park Conservancy Holiday Lighting extravaganza, sponsored by Con Edison, may be seen every day from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 6, 2003, at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street and Fifth Avenue.

"Peace on Earth" is the theme of the light show, with a dove flying around an illuminated globe as snowflakes cascade across the tableau. The show is "the largest outdoor electro-lumenescent fiber display in New York City," says designer Marsha Stern of Marsha Stern Lighting Design & Consulting Inc.

Electro-lumenescent light uses low-watt fiber optics to produce highly visible kinetic displays. This technology also is used in the Off-Broadway production, "Blue Man Group."

"Con Edison's support of the Dana Discovery Center's mission of environmental education is exemplified by this year's light show, combining artistry with 21st century technology," says Frances A. Resheske, Con Edison senior vice president of public affairs.

The holiday lights were lit during a ceremony Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002.

In addition to Marsha Stern's design, craftspeople from Production Solutions Inc. of Brooklyn; Live Wire Enterprises of Queens; Catmando Design of Margaretville, N.Y.; Rose Brand of Manhattan, and Designatronix Industries Inc. of Bohemia, N.Y., helped make this year's lighting program glow.




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