FLUSHING, NY, November 28, 2018 –National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, based in New York City, is a major sponsor of the inaugural NYC Winter Lantern Festival at Snug Harbor on Staten Island. The 5-week event, which runs Wednesday to Sunday evenings from November 28, 2018 through January 6, 2019, is an outdoor seven-acre cultural celebration featuring breathtaking holiday light displays and traditional Asian performing arts, as well as interactive exhibits.
“Crystal is proud to be a sponsor of this exciting festival of art and culture right here in New York City,” said Thomas Chen, Chairman and founder of Crystal Windows. “Through our non-profit Crystal Foundation and other organizations I helped establish, Crystalsupportsart, educational, and cultural initiatives, and this Winter Lantern Festival is a perfect example of such an effort. The festival highlights the craft of Chinese lantern making, with some exhibits as tall as 30 feet, as well as performances by dancers, martial artists, and painters. It promises to be a thrilling time for all ages.”
Chen and The Crystal Foundation are longtime patrons of the arts. In addition to a vast private collection of antique Chinese wood windows and doors, Chenis in the process of establishing in Dutchess County, New York, a large outdoor art and nature preserve. In New York City, Chen supports permanent exhibit halls at Queensborough Community College’s Art Gallery andThe Queens Museum showcasing the works of international artists.
The NYC Winter Lantern Festival is held at Snug Harbor on Staten Island, evenings Wednesday through Sunday each week starting November 28 until January 6. Admission starts at $15 and includes all exhibits and performances. The NYC Winter Lantern Festival is produced and managed by New York Events & Entertainment. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is a regional destination that offers arts, education, horticulture, agriculture, and recreation on a large open campus with several restored New York City landmark buildings,14 distinct botanical gardens, and an urban farm. For directions and further information, see www.snug-harbor.org or www.nycwinterlanternfestival.com.