Art Project: Pigeon Flock To Illuminate NYC Skyline


An acrobatic display by a flock of homing pigeons could give a whole new meaning to the words “performance art.”

About 2,000 homing pigeons will illuminate New York City’s night sky, each equipped with a remote-controlled leg band LED light. They will be released at twilight from coops aboard a former aircraft carrier docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The flock will swoop, twirl and glide over the East River for 30 minutes every weekend between May 7 and June 12.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard once housed the nation’s largest naval fleet of pigeon carriers.

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