A Tour of the Iconic Kings Theatre

October 8 [addtoany]
Join the DLFNY for a presentation and backstage tour of the storied and recently restored Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.

Upon its inception in 1929, the Loew’s Kings Theatre was one of the most exquisite theatres in the nation. Originally designed by architectural masters Rapp & Rapp with interior design by Harold W. Rambusch, the theatre was truly an ornate spectacle for the masses.

In 2013, Martinez + Johnson Architecture, based in Washington, D.C., was selected as the architectural firm for the ineffable restoration project. Today, the $95 million project features an authentic restoration of the 1929 design. Along with a recreation of the historic lighting fixtures, the original plaster and painting schemes have been restored, and vintage carpet and seating have been reproduced. The restoration of this former movie palace marks the rebirth of an historic venue into a state-of-the-art performance space.

Date October 24, 2018
Speakers Steven Ehrenberg, Director of Production, Kings Theatre
Michael DiBlasi, Project Consultant and Architectural Lighting Designer
Time 6:00 reception
7:00 tour
Location 1027 Flatbush Avenue, between Tilden & Duryea
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Cost DLFNY members & students: $10
Non-members: $25, or $10 with new $50 membershipSpace is limited. Register here. Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 23.

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Seeing Light:
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Lighting Design

To design light, you must ‘see’ light first. The audience will be treated to a hands-on demonstration of the physical properties of light and their application in design.

Sponsored by the DLFNY and presented by the Interior Design Department, Fashion Institute of Design/SUNY
Speakers: Cindy Lamauro and Christopher Popowich

Thursday, October 11
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

More information here.

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Details to follow

Thursday, December 6

The DLFNY Annual Holiday party

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.

DLFNY thanks our 2018/2019 Corporate Sponsors:

3G Lighting
Acuity Brands Lighting
Amerlux Lighting Solutions
Anolis Lighting
Aurora Lampworks, Inc.
Axis Lighting
Chelsea Lighting
Dark No More
Eaton Lighting Solutions
Edison Price Lighting, Inc.
Electric Lighting Agencies, Inc.
Electrix Illumination
Enterprise Lighting Sales, Inc.
Erco Lighting
Hess America
HTA Arch Lighting
i2 Systems
iGuzzini Lighting NA
Intense Lighting
International Lights Inc
Jesco Lighting Inc.
Lighting By Gregory, Inc.
Lighting Services Inc.
Lites on West Soho, LLC
Louis Poulsen USA Inc
Lucifer Lighting
Luminii Corporation
Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.
Mercury Lighting
Moxie Lighting
National Lighting Company
New York Digital
O’Blaney Rinker Associates
Prudential Lighting
Pyramid Lighting Group
Selux Corporation
Specialty Lighting Industries
Spot on Lighting
Stan Deutsch Associates
Tech Lighting
Tempo Lighting
The Dulanksi Group
The Lighting Group
Times Square Lighting
Vode Lighting
XAL Lighting
Zaneen Lighting