Niagara Falls to be Illuminated in Green – Friday, March 17th – for St. Patrick’s Day

Niagara Falls Illumination Board to take part in annual “Global Greening” campaign

News from Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission & Niagara Falls (Ontario/New York) Illumination Board

Posted March 16th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Falls, Ontario – The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will renew its partnership with Tourism Ireland’s “Global Greening” campaign this year, as it lights up Niagara Falls in green on Friday, March 17 for St. Patrick’s Day.

File photo courtesy of Niagara Parks Commission and the Niagara Falls Illumination Board

The Falls will shine a brilliant shade of green for 15 minutes at the top of each hour from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., in celebration of all things Irish.

The “Global Greening” campaign connects Niagara Falls with many other world icons such as the Empire State Building, the Colosseum in Rome, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Nelson’s Column in London and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, in honouring this festive day.

The opportunity to partner on this annual Tourism Ireland initiative, allows the Niagara Falls Illumination Board to showcase the more robust colour spectrum and increased lighting capabilities now being provided by the newly enhanced LED lighting technology, unveiled by the Board this past December.

Established in 1925, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board is made up of representatives from the City of Niagara Falls Ontario, City of Niagara Falls, New York, Ontario Power Generation Inc., New York Power Authority, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and The Niagara Parks Commission. It is the Illumination Board’s responsibility and mandate to finance and maintain the nightly illumination of both the Horseshoe and American Falls.

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