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    Posted May 8, 2014 by
    Croton-on-Hudson, New York
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    The creators of Halloween season’s famous “Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze” have created a brand new experience in the Hudson Vallery region of New York State called “Lightscapes.” Me and my wife visited Lightscapes on opening weekend, having been in the area for another event earlier in the day.


    Lightscapes is an immersive journey into a springtime garden fantasy that showcases colorful creatures and flowers, all set to an eerie but beautiful soundtrack that sets the tone. Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, New York is the setting for this incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound and special effects.


    The journey begins with a walk through a manmade rainbow and into a bubbly, hazy dreamland. By pure coincidence, there was a slight rain that evening and we witnessed an actual double rainbow while waiting on line in our vehicle to park. Recycled cups and bottles were used as the building blocks for amazing science fiction flora and super-sized creatures, along with funny yet slightly erotic mushrooms, floating fairies and colorful butterflies.


    Lightscapes is just the type of activity to inspire creativity for anyone, at any age. For that reason I would recommend a visit if you’re in the area.

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