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Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Night of Lights
October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 17, 2021
For the fifth year since its inception, Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s public art installation “Night of Lights” illuminates Germantown Avenue for ten days by using the commercial corridor as a canvas to highlight layers of area history. This free outdoor event is open to all ages and features archival images projected through storefront windows, as well as interactive activities such as Community Storytellers available by phone, games, a mobile experience, printed Pastports to guide visitors through the exhibition, and additional events and activations throughout the 10-day run. Several shops will stay open late, and restaurants will feature historic food items on their menus.
The opening night on October 8 (rain date October 9) will feature live storytelling, musicians, an oral history recording station, interpreters stationed at projection windows, and more special activities. The evening will begin with a “Flip the Switch” ceremony at 6:45 p.m., at the George Woodward Co. Offices (8031 Germantown Avenue) featuring an antique car display and remarks from local officials who will flip the switch to commence the exhibition.