Reservations Required

Belvedere Castle @ Night

Central Park, Manhattan

Belvedere Castle at night
Credit: Timothy Schenck Photography

Sat, October 16th, 2021

6:30pm — 7:00pm
7:15pm — 7:45pm
8:00pm — 8:30pm

In June of 2019, Central Park’s Belvedere Castle reopened to the public after a comprehensive 15-month restoration undertaken by the Central Park Conservancy. Originally intended to provide sweeping views of Central Park and the surrounding area, the Castle is once again primed for visitors to enjoy the Park’s environs, both during the day and at night, thanks to an innovative new lighting design completed by Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design (CBB).

Join Michael Hennes of CBB Lighting Design and Denise Keaveney from Central Park Conservancy for a night tour focusing on Belvedere Castle’s renovation and new LED lighting design. The tour will start on the plaza for an introduction and review of the lighting, and then proceed inside the Castle and up to its exterior terrace level to witness the views of the exterior and its surroundings. The tour will conclude with a walk around the perimeter of the Castle to view the floodlighting, ending at the edge of Central Park’s Great Lawn to see the Castle in all its glory.

This event is part of OHNY @ Night with the New York City section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC), a series that showcases the work of Lumen Award-Winning Lighting Designers.

The interior involves a spiral staircase between levels.

The health and safety of our community is paramount. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination with ID and a mask is required for ALL in-person experiences. See guidelines:

Michael Hennes is an architectural lighting designer at CBB Lighting Design in NYC with 34 years of experience. He has been involved with many exterior lighting projects in NYC including the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, Seven World Trade Center, Time Warner Center and City Hall Park. In addition to Belvedere Castle, he has worked with the Central Park Conservancy on the Bethesda Terrace Arcade and the Arsenal Building facade floodlighting.

Original: Calvert Vaux, Jacob Wrey Mould, 1872 Restoration: Central Park Conservancy, 2019


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