The new Utica Club sign above the F.X. Matt Brewery was lit for the first time on Wednesday night.

The lighting was celebrated with a block party on Varick Street. The new sign is equipped with more than 2,000 LED lights and can change to a variety of colors (see video below).

The Utica Club Pilsner and Utica Club Ale signs that were recently removed had been on the brewery's roof for more than 70 years, but hadn't been lit in about 20 years, officials said.