Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The in-person tree lighting ceremony returns to Tompkins Square Park; save the date for Dec. 12

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. ...
As usual, you can expect the Carolers of Olde New York from Theater for the New City... music from the Mandel & Lydon Trio ...refreshments via Veselka and C&B ... and 457 EVG posts on the topic. 

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."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

damn I wanted to escape that weekend away from santacon