WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25
BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL
209 JORALEMON STREET
On Wednesday, August 25, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will welcome members of the Catholic community and other elected officials as Brooklyn Borough Hall is lit in blue and white on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa. BP Markowitz announced in June that Borough Hall would be illuminated in the colors of Mother Teresa’s religious order after the owners of the Empire State Building stated a similar honor would not take place at New York City’s tallest building.
“We are proud to honor the life and legacy of Mother Teresa at Borough Hall,” said BP Markowitz. “Borough Hall may not be as tall as the Empire State Building, but it is Brooklyn’s oldest public building—and one of the oldest in New York City—and what better place than our diverse borough to celebrate not only Mother Teresa but people and groups of all faiths—including Brooklyn’s large Catholic community—who have made great contributions to the world.”
In addition to annual lightings for holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, July 4th, Halloween, Christmas and Hanukkah, Borough Hall has been lit to observe other events and organizations, including the Papal visit, the American Heart Association and March of Dimes, as well as LGBT Gay Pride and celebrations of Haitian, Turkish, Israeli, Asian, Lebanese, Greek, Italian, Polish and Caribbean heritage.
Borough Hall will remain lit from the evening of August 25 through the weekend of the 28th – 29th.