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2005 Archive


Art Rock

Art Rock, an indoor/outdoor public art exhibition produced by New York City’s Clementine Gallery, and presented by Lucky, Cargo and Domino Magazines, transformed the Plaza at Rockefeller Center into a stunning contemporary art gallery featuring innovative works from internationally-renowned artists. The exhibit was presented by the Condé Nast shopping magazines Lucky, Cargo and Domino and hosted by Tishman Speyer. Visitors to the exhibit passed through gateway lobbies designed by Todd Oldham and entered self-contained units showcasing works that ranged from the representational to the abstract by acclaimed international and American artists. This novel configuration created a series of unique environments in which viewers experienced each artist’s distinctive vision, identity and style. The works, many of which were created expressly for the show at Rockefeller Center, included a sculpture of a mirrored house by Rob Fischer, an installation of a home exterior that offered viewers tantalizing glimpses of its interior by Taylor McKimens and videos by Matthias Müller, just to name a few.

The 25th New York International Orchid Show

Rockefeller Center once again became the orchid capital of the world during the 25th Annual New York International Orchid Show. Visitors viewed beautiful, award-winning orchid displays in the tented Rink area and thousands of orchids that were on sale in the Concourse from the world’s best orchid vendors. The show included an international, juried orchid art competition and was the only show in the United States to contain a fragrance competition and display. Admission to the display area was $5, and just $3 for Rockefeller Center tenants.

Pow Wow

Drive-in Movies at the Rock Presented by Target

Drive-In Movies returned to Rockefeller Center to jump start the summer. The Plaza was transformed into an outdoor movie theater for four nights of independent film screenings including Rize, The Baxter, All We Are Saying and Show Business. Admission was free and seating first-come, first-served. Drive-In Movies at the Rock was Presented by Target and Sponsored by Bank of America.

Farmers Market

In its fourth year, the Ocean Spray sponsored Farmers Market returned to Rockefeller Plaza. Market booths lined the Plaza with seasonal specialties from regional farmers. Visitors enjoyed shopping for fresh flowers, organic fruits and vegetables, and baked goods in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

Target's Vertical Fashion Show

Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog

From its unique taste to its rich heritage and long history of health benefits, the cranberry holds a plethora of secrets worth sharing. This year, Ocean Spray is revealing the secrets of the exceptional autumn fruit at its life-size cranberry bog in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. Measuring 1,500-square-feet, the bog contains 2,000 pounds of fresh, floating cranberries, which will be on display October 16 - 17. Inside the cranberry bog, multi-generational Ocean Spray cranberry growers will share secrets of the harvest – from how the bogs are flooded and picked to why cranberries float.

2005 Ice Rink Opening

The Rink Opening at Rockefeller Center officially kicked-off the holiday season in New York City on October 20th. It was time again to lace up your skates and hit the ice for the Rink’s 69th season! The Rink Opening at Rockefeller Center was sponsored by Eddie Bauer.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck Opening

The Top of the Rock Observation Deck, delivering the most spectacular views of New York City from atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 70 stories in the sky, re-opened its doors on November 1 after nearly 20 years.

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

Take part in a New York City tradition at the 73rd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The 2005 Tree Lighting Ceremony will be a star-studded event broadcast live on NBC. Come celebrate the holidays at Rockefeller Center.