The Pope Building’s 100th Anniversary Celebrated with History Making Show

The Generoso Pope Foundation’s building is featured in the heart of Tuckahoe. It was built in 1911 and served as Tuckahoe’s Village Hall. To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the building, “history-making” show was produced. The show used the technique called “Projection Mapping”“Projection Mapping” is a projection technology that is used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. Instead of projecting an image in a state of flatness, the projection can interact with the surface by changing/morphing/moving it. The show was advertised as a “3D Spectacular”, and it was just that. Three of the most powerful projectors in the world were used in the show. A team of technicians worked over night to make sure the show would be a crowd-pleaser.Grucci Fireworks also worked hand in hand with the Generoso Pope Foundation to produce a one-of-a-kind show. It was the first time projection mapping ever took place in Westchester County. It was also the first time, within Westchester County’s history, that fireworks were shot off of a building.

For the first time ever, Main Street had to be shut down to accommodate the thousands of guests that attended. A concert also took place at the event, which was hosted by 101.1’s Joe Causi. Classic disco legends Tavares, France Joli and Bonnie Pointer sang at the event. The concert was free to the public.

The celebration was part of the Annual St. Padre Pio Festival. Cardinal Dolan visited to enjoy the festivities.

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