As many of you know, among holding my internships apprenticing a painter and working at the Met, I also have the pleasure of working for JCrew as an associate. The JCrew I work at is located at the famous Rockefeller Center (where Kristen S. also works for SNL). Fortunately, I work right in front of the glorious Christmas tree that is soon to be lit. Curious, I decided to do a little research on the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting.
This year’s 2013 tree is a 76-foot-tall, 47-foot-wide, tipping the scale at 12 tons, and drinking about 90 gallons of water a day, this BEAST came all the way from Shelton, CT.
40,000 multi-colored LED lights will cover the tree–a total of 5,000 miles of wire will be required to operate them. Yikes.
“Considered a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City, Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Tens of thousands will crowd the sidewalks for the event and hundreds of millions will watch it live across the globe. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2014.” taken from Rockefeller Center Website here.
Nonetheless, Happy Holidays everyone. On a more personal level, I can’t remember the last time I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving. My family is either always working or too broke to put a bird in the oven, so it’ll be nice to sit down with some new friends to celebrate and give thanks to this crazy city we live in.
I’m not too sure if I’ll head out to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, since I’ll probably be working Black Friday, but to those of you whom are interested in learning more about the parade route and whatnot can click here. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is second oldest Thanksgiving day Parade in the United States–airing about 86 episodes or so.
Bryant Park is also now hosting it’s Winter Village.
Winter Village has beautifully lit trees, an Ice Rink (waaaay cheaper than RockCenter’s rink, aka, free.) and little holiday shops. Several performances and events take place throughout Winter Village, check the calendar and see what gets you in the festive mood.
I know plenty of students have had the opportunity to visit Winter Village and they thoroughly enjoyed it.
Happy Days Y’all.