The Shine On Moment

Shine On is a dramatic indoor-outdoor artistic light and music installation coupled with seasonal events and experiences for the whole family. The program, starting November 29, is designed to unite New Yorkers, visitors and the community around art, shared experiences and giving back.

The Inspiration 

Lyra is inspired by the similarly named constellation, itself representative of the enchanting stringed instrument of Greek mythology. Images programmed by the artist undulate across five star-shaped sculptures (representing the main stars of Lyra) set up throughout Hudson Yards. 

The Moment

Every day at 5:00PM, visitors are invited to celebrate the New York City debut of artist Christopher Schardt’s Lyra, a series of star-shaped sculptures, each comprised of 12,000 individually controllable LED lights, creating a visual spectacle synchronized to a classical soundtrack evoking the holiday season. Schardt captures this mystical energy in five large-scale stars suspended throughout the neighborhood. Viewed from below and above, visitors will see images dance across the surface of the stars synchronized to music to create a spectacle of sound and light.

The Experiences

Completing the experience, visitors can enjoy the Wells Fargo’s Lodge for a respite from the outdoors. The Lodge will be home to a 360-degree photo booth, hot chocolate sampling, holiday selfie cookies, charging stations, and more. Fun and games continue inside The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards. On Levels 2 and 4, Wells Fargo kiosks will offer gift wrapping, holiday card photo opportunities, and more. On Level 3, SAP will host a “Holiday Match and Win” game with a chance to win prizes from Hudson Yards retailers. Limited edition LED bracelets, sponsored by SAP, will be available at select retailers for $5, and will unlock special access and offers throughout The Shops & Restaurants. A portion of sales will go to charity.

Click here for a full schedule of Shine On events, offers and experiences. 



Image of Lyra Close-Up