Lightscapes, a brand new art and light experience


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  • Glowing dandelions.




  • A field of otherwordly tulips made from recycled jugs



Lightscapes, a brand new immersive experience featuring sculpture, light, sound and special effects, launches on Friday, May 2, and will run for 11 weekend evenings at historic Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Ideal for all ages, Lightscapes is a walk-through, land-art experience. Visitors will enter through a rainbow and emerge from a bubbly haze into a dreamland of curiosities spread throughout a historic landscape. Recycled elements serve as eco-friendly building blocks for intergalactic flora and friendly woodland creatures.

Otherworldly mushrooms, floating fairies and beautiful butterflies are among the thousands of creations onsite. Path elements include an enormous walk-through caterpillar and a meandering butterfly maze. Larger-than-life elements like a massive praying mantis, a super-size birdhouse, and a dino-sized egg join thousands of smaller sculptures — more than 7,500 in all — to create the tableau.

State-of-the-art illumination will highlight these works of art and showcase Van Cortlandt Manor’s natural landscape and specimen trees.

In the clear-top, decorated Lightscapes hospitality tent, visitors can have spring-themed sweets including organic sorbet from Blue Pig of Croton and homemade candy and baked goods (plus savories) from Geordane’s of Irvington.

Lightscapes takes place Friday and Saturday evenings in May and the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend: May 2 and 3, 9 and 10, 16 and 17, 23 to 25, 30 and 31. The first entry is 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. the final two weekends).

Lightscapes takes place rain or shine and admission is by timed ticket only. Time slots and dates will sell out, so Historic Hudson Valley strongly recommends buying in advance online, where ticket prices are $16 for adults, $12 for children 3-17 and free for children under 3 and Historic Hudson Valley members. Those prices are $2 more on site and over the phone. Visitors who purchase tickets online before April 11 receive an additional $2 per ticket discount. Van Cortlandt Manor is at 525 South Riverside Ave. in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., just off Route 9. Tickets and info: 914-366-6900, www.hudsonvalley.org.


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