Wednesday, January 14, 2009

An EV Grieve editorial: Time to turn off the lights this season on the Tompkins Square Park holiday tree



It was a fine-looking light job, as always. A lovely tree-lighting ceremony. The tree was still lit up as of last night. It's Jan. 14. Having it on now is just, well, depressing. (Holiday lights in a bar? Different story!) Time to move on. Anyway, we just have one month until Valentine's Day!

[Updated: I'm a jackass...the lights are kept on for a reason. See the comments. Here's more on the Ukrainian holiday from the Web site of St. George's on East Seventh Street. My apologies. But they'd better be off tomorrow! Happy New Year!]

3 comments:

Lights Are Us said...

I still like it--

Mykola Dementiuk said...

They decided a long time ago they would honor the Ukrainian tradition, since there were so many in the neighborhood, of celebrating Christmas on January 7th and New Year's on January 14, today, as Ukrainians do.

EV Grieve said...

Oops. Didn't realize this was a Ukrainian tradition. Well then it makes sense to leave the lights on in honor of this...