Times Square Plaza Lighting Designer Leading Tour in Jackson Heights
QUEENS — Jackson Heights has a bright future.
A renowned lighting designer will lead a tour on Friday night to show residents and business owners creative ways to light up Roosevelt Avenue.
Leni Schwendinger, an illumination expert, has used her creative design to light-up the Times Square pedestrian plaza and improve a portion of the Port Authority.
Now she’s bringing her NightSeeing tour to Jackson Heights and Elmhurst on Friday as part of a program to help re-envision the bustling commercial strip.
“The idea is that this is a community visioning project,” said Seth Taylor, director of the 82nd Street Partnership, which commissioned the event.
A community workshop will be held on Saturday and is geared towards helping residents and business owners brainstorm on better lighting solutions.
Those ideas would then be written into a lighting vision report and presented to the city, Taylor said.
The NightSeeing event begins Friday at 8 p.m. with a LightTalk at the Jackson Heights Cinema on 82nd Street.
A guided LightWalk will follow, taking participants on a tour of the lighting possibilities in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.
The event is free, but an RSVP is required.