A New York City first will take place at the end of August. Bill Nye the science guy, Questlove and New Yorkers are invited to join together in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Monday and control the color of the lights on the One World Trade Center spire to celebrate the National Park Service centennial.
Since the National Park Service is turning 100, Brooklyn Bridge Park and One World Trade Center are partnering up for a celebration on Aug. 22 from 1 to 10 p.m. New Yorkers are invited to control the giant digital circuit board that controls the color of the lights of One World Trade Center’s spire.
Nye will host the interactive color-changing experience from 7:45 to 10 p.m.
Ramblin’ Dan and his kid-friendly band will play from 2 to 4 p.m. and Questlove spins from 8 to 10 p.m. A surprise performer is set to keep the music going in between.
Did we mention free ice cream?
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory will host an ice cream social with national park-themed flavors from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The family-friendly free and public event is part of the #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque movement, which invites people from all backgrounds to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation's natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history.
The National Park Foundation is a national nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, which directly supports the more than 400 national parks across the country, according to Find Your Park's website.