Sunday, December 11, 2016
At the 25th annual Tompkins Square Park tree lighting
East Village residents gathered late this afternoon for the 25th annual Tompkins Square Park tree lighting.
The Tompkins Square Park Neighborhood Coalition, East Village Parks Conservancy and Third Street Music School Settlement hosted the event, which featured, as always, music by Mandel & Lydon Trio (Ellen Mandel, Michael Lydon and John Hagen) ... and the Carolers of Olde New York from Theatre for the New City. Veselka served food and drinks. Angelica's Kitchen, C&B Cafe and Jimmy's 43 also chipped in on snacks for the lighting.
EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by and shared these photos...
[Artist Albert Fabozzi planted the tree 25 years ago to commemorate the loss of his friend, Park advocate Glenn Barnett]