Tuesday, September 25, 2018

An Evening Cruise to See the NYC Skyline:
Lighting the Urban Landscape in the Era of LEDs

Join the DLFNY for our autumn kickoff event, a twilight cruise around lower Manhattan. We will hear stories about the rich history of our nighttime city, the iconic neighborhoods, buildings and bridges that form our skyline view, and learn new perspectives about how we view the urban environment at night. The cruise will cover such icons as the Statue of Liberty (now converted to LED), the World Financial Center and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Our guest speakers are Leni Schwendinger and John Kriskiewic. Leni is a published, award-winning, authority on issues of city lighting, with more than 20 years of worldwide experience, creating illuminated environments. Her projects focus on nighttime experience in public spaces such as landscape and infrastructure.

John Kriskiewicz, a professor of architectural history, is an expert on NYC infrastructure and an accomplished presenter on the New York waterways. 

Light dinner fare, wine and beer and a beautiful sunset will be served.

DLFNY thanks our event sponsors:
Platinum: Acuity Brands Lighting and Luminii Corp
Gold: Stan Deutsch Associates
Silver: Satco Lighting, Erco Lighting USA and Lumenpulse Group



Date September 25 , 2018


Leni Schwendinger, Creative Director and Consultant at NightSeeing www.nightseeing.net/; Leader, International Nighttime Design Initiative (NTD) www.nighttimedesign.org/; and Visiting Research Fellow, London School of Economics.

John Kriskiewicz, Assoc AIA, Associate Professor, Parsons School of Design


6:00 sharp - embark boat
Note that any reservations that are unclaimed at 6:00 will be offered to standby waiting list.
9:00 return


Pier 81 @ West 41st Street


DLFNY members: $35.
Guests of members: $50
Non-members: $50, or $35 with new $50 membership

Registration is required. Registration deadline: Friday, Sept 21.


Save the Date:

Wednesday, October 24th

Kings Theatre
reception and tour

Details to follow


The DLFNY is proud to support Phoscope's Recreo De Noche (RDN) pilot project with a $10,000 grant.

Days are short at the tropics, and PhoScope is launching “Recreo de Noche” in Puerto Rico to rapidly deploy solar lighting in community playgrounds for use after sunset. This initiative will serve the immediate recreational and social needs of many Puerto Ricans who are deprived of electrical power and until longer-term utility and infrastructure projects are developed and implemented.

“Recreo de Noche” is a replicable model for the procurement of a set of solar lighting products to community groups who will distribute and install them in collaboration with teams of volunteers. These will assist the process with public discussions and participatory workshops on light and lighting.

PhoScope partnered with Lighting in Action (LIA) and Concepteurs Lumière Sans Frontières (LSF) to implement a pilot project in San Juan with the Corporation del Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña (ENLACE) and the local communities in the fall of 2018. The model will then be replicated throughout Puerto Rico.

You can find more information here.

The DLFNY is a charter member of the Parsons Lighting Design Partners program.

2016 Recipient of the IFDA/NY Award for Excellence in Education

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