Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens:
For three weeks over the holidays, the Walled Garden was ablaze in color, light, and music. About 1,000 people attended the opening ceremony, when the garden emerged from darkness to light in a ten-step illumination, culminating in a brilliantly lit central tree. The countdown was called out by Mayors Angelo Martinelli and Michael Spano and we listened to Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Persian music. Thanks to the mild weather, there was a consistent flow of people every night, with the largest crowds on the weekends, when hot chocolate was served by several community groups.
Stephen F. Byrns
Chairman, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy