What is Stony Brook Shines?
Stony Brook Shines for Others is a neighborhood event that takes place each winter. Lights come on Thanksgiving night and shine nightly through January 1st.
Our neighborhood, consisting of 9 streets, decorate their trees with white lights. The neighborhood literally turns into a “winter wonderland” of sorts. Neighbors then donate their own money to a children’s based charity each year.
To date our neighborhood and business sponsors raised over $229,777
for children’s charities in WNY!
If you want to come see the lights for yourself, click on the “Where To Find Us” tab for a map! There are multiple entrances into the neighborhood. We strongly encourage you to visit on days that are less popular due to traffic congestion, such as Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Never in a million years I ever thought we would see this many people coming to enjoy our neighborhood and donating to the charity of choice. The positive messages from people who have already visited this year are truly heartwarming and what it is all about. Thanks for making Stony Brook Shine so brightly everyone.
Please watch this news clip in its entirety to see what a difference Stony Brook is making this year and always. While we have been on the news, on the radio, interviewed by newspapers for the past 12 years...this year is like no other!
Lighting up Western New York
Trees decorated in white lights have never helped make a difference as big as this.