Light Up MetroTech celebrates the start of the holiday season with an evening full of fun and holiday cheer on the MetroTech Commons presented by Brookfield Properties. Enjoy the following activities:
+ Live ice carving by Okamoto Studio
+ Music by Ushka
+ Performance by Batalá New York
+ Hot cocoa and donuts
+ Tree lighting with Santa
+ And more!
Okamoto Studio is a NYC-based artist collective best known to produce artful installations and performances out of crystal clear ice.
Thanushka (Thanu) Yakupitiyage is a Sri Lankan born, Thailand raised activist, cultural organizer, and DJ under the artist moniker “Ushka.”
Batalá New York is a part of a global arts project made up of over 30 bands around the world. The music of Batalá originates in Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia, in northeastern Brazil. The group’s instruments and costumes are all made in Salvador. The main musical genre they play is samba-reggae, a heavily percussion-based form that typically employs the five drums played in Batalá.
Additional support for this event provided by JPMorgan Chase & Co.