Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Tompkins Square Park holiday tree lighting is Dec. 9


[Photo from last year's lighting on Dec. 10 by Steven]

The 27th edition of the Tompkins Square Park tree lighting happens on Dec. 9 from 4-5 p.m.

The East Village Independent Merchants Association (EVIMA) made the announcement yesterday on Instagram...



Per the invite:

The humble evergreen was planted in 1992 in the memory of Glenn Barnett and other neighbors who have died of AIDS. Glenn Barnett was an East Village local and a fierce advocate for the park's value to the community. Over the years, this event has turned into a beloved tradition. The evening will include carolers, refreshments, official tree lighting and raffle giveaways.

Will post more details on the tree lighting 12-13 times before Dec. 9.

The EVIMA is also look for local businesses to help sponsor the event. Details at this link.

H/T Jimmy Carbone!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe how the holidays are here again. This year has flown by.

Eden Bee said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

lets take bets on if this year the tree will be called a Christmas tree or a Holiday tree

March Against Trump said...

First we need to light up Times Square to protest against the firing of Jeff Sessions and the coming Constitutional crisis. Be in Times Square tonight at 5PM for the march against Trump, or at Union Square this evening.