First Light on the First Day of 2023: for Luck, for Wishes, for the Spectacle - 27 East

First Light on the First Day of 2023: for Luck, for Wishes, for the Spectacle

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New Year's Day dawn brought a different kind of light show, and scores of visitors to the Montauk Point Lighthouse.     KATHERINE C.H.E.

New Year's Day dawn brought a different kind of light show, and scores of visitors to the Montauk Point Lighthouse. KATHERINE C.H.E.

For some, watching the first sunrise of the new year at the Montauk Point Lighthouse is tradition; for others, it was a first time experience.   KATHERINE C.H.E.

For some, watching the first sunrise of the new year at the Montauk Point Lighthouse is tradition; for others, it was a first time experience. KATHERINE C.H.E.

One group of visitors watched the sunrise from the shore below the Montauk Point Lighthouse on New Year's Day.     KATHERINE C.H.E.

One group of visitors watched the sunrise from the shore below the Montauk Point Lighthouse on New Year's Day. KATHERINE C.H.E.

Yvonne Zheng ( center, in white hat) drove out from Flushing with friends to greet the first sunrise of the New Year at the Montauk Point Lighthouse.   KATHERINE C.H.E.

Yvonne Zheng ( center, in white hat) drove out from Flushing with friends to greet the first sunrise of the New Year at the Montauk Point Lighthouse. KATHERINE C.H.E.

A hush fell over the crowd as the golden sun breached the horizon on New Year's Day at the Montauk Point Lighthouse.    KATHERINE C.H.E.

A hush fell over the crowd as the golden sun breached the horizon on New Year's Day at the Montauk Point Lighthouse. KATHERINE C.H.E.

Arriving with the event's mascot, organizers promoted the Korean American Sports Festival, slated for this summer in Nassau County.    KATHERINE C.H.E.

Arriving with the event's mascot, organizers promoted the Korean American Sports Festival, slated for this summer in Nassau County. KATHERINE C.H.E.

The first sunrise of 2023 at the Montauk Point Lighthouse.    KATHERINE C.H.E.

The first sunrise of 2023 at the Montauk Point Lighthouse. KATHERINE C.H.E.

This observer snagged a coveted spot at the fence for the first sunrise of the new year at the Montauk Point Lighthouse.    KITTY MERRILL

This observer snagged a coveted spot at the fence for the first sunrise of the new year at the Montauk Point Lighthouse. KITTY MERRILL

A festive sentinel greeted visitors to the Montauk Point Lighthouse on New Year's Day.    KATHERINE C.H.E.

A festive sentinel greeted visitors to the Montauk Point Lighthouse on New Year's Day. KATHERINE C.H.E.

Jenny Guo  and Jurison Yan  held up signs for 2023 to greet the sun at the Montauk Point Lighthouse on New Year's Day morning.   KATHERINE C.H.E.

Jenny Guo and Jurison Yan held up signs for 2023 to greet the sun at the Montauk Point Lighthouse on New Year's Day morning. KATHERINE C.H.E.

Sean McLean and his sons Euan and Lachlan, with Bodhi came from Southampton to the Montauk Point Lighthouse to see the sun rise over the Atlantic on the first day of 2023.    KATHERINE C.H.E.

Sean McLean and his sons Euan and Lachlan, with Bodhi came from Southampton to the Montauk Point Lighthouse to see the sun rise over the Atlantic on the first day of 2023. KATHERINE C.H.E.

Kitty Merrill on Jan 2, 2023
The weather apps all set “first light” for the first day of the new year at 6:43 a.m. But by 6:15 a.m., the dawn glow over the Atlantic warmed the... more

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