Let There Be Lights on Greenwich Avenue…and Beyond

During Thursday’s Board of Selectmen meeting Lauren Rabin gave a plug for an initiative to bring back seasonal lights on Greenwich Avenue.

The Let There Be Lights initiative, which has a website, GWCHAvenue.com.

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“We’ve met with the let there be lights committee as well as the ReImagine Greenwich about aligning efforts,” Rabin said, adding that there is a sponsorship level that includes a banner – not the ones on the lamp posts, but the one that stretches across the Ave at Lewis Street.

Rabin said 80% of the money to light up Greenwich Avenue had been raised.

“But the though is, if we can raise more money, the team will also put lights on East Putnam Ave, from Greenwich Ave to the YMCA, as well as lights in the Cos Cob district.”

“There isn’t a cap per se. The more money that can be raised, the lights will be expanded into other areas,” Rabin added.

Oberlander said she thought it would be a wonderful amenity to have the lights continue to through the dark days of winter.

Rabin said the fiduciary for the Let There Be Lights project is actually the Greenwich Community Projects Fund, a 501(c)3 which was initially created to build the 911 Memorial at Cos Cob Park.

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Lights in the trees outside the Senior Center on Greenwich Ave during hte 2014-15 holiday season. The branches were not wrapped individually. Credit: Leslie Yager