Photo from 2019 by Stacie Joy
After a year off due to the pandemic, an in-person tree lighting is on tap for Tompkins Square Park on Sunday, Dec. 12 from 4-5 p.m. ...
The Parks Department turned on the lights to the tree in an undramatic fashion (not even a "joy to the world") last Dec. 9 in what would have been the 29th annual lighting ceremony.
Albert Fabozzi started the event in 1992. He planted the tree in memory of Park advocate Glenn Barnett, "and each of our neighbors whom we have lost to AIDS."