Park Avenue Tree Lighting and Carol Sing

Park Ave Tree Lighting
In 2015, the Tree Lighting is slated for Sunday, Dec. 6.
 
Join us Sunday, December ​6 at 6:30 p.m. for our 71st Annual Tree Lighting and Carol Sing! The whole community is invited to gather in front of the church steps on Park Avenue at 91st Street where Rev. Michael Lindvall will share words of remembrance and celebration and all will join in a rousing Carol Sing led by Brick Church's Minister of Music, Keith S. Tóth.
 
 
Before the event, please join us for our:
Social Hour in Watson Hall
Sunday, December 6 at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Come one, come all and partake in fellowship and goodies to warm the heart on a cool night. Please plan to join us in Watson Hall for an hour of holiday crafts, hot cocoa, cookies and festive nibbles before heading out to the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Please R.S.V.P. with the number and ages in your party so we can be sure there's enough cocoa for everyone!
 
About the Tree Lighting: Trees on Park Avenue have been illuminated every year since 1945 as a memorial to Americans who have sacrificed their lives in war and in celebration of New York’s holiday season. Cherry trees planted on the median, as well as evergreen trees placed for the occasion, are strung with lights. This illumination is organized and paid for by the Fund for Park Avenue.
 
The Brick Church, has partnered with the Fund to present a lighting ceremony to which all are invited. This ceremony, held for more than 60 years on the night of the first Sunday in December, is interfaith in nature and sensitive to the religious diversity of our neighborhood. It has been customary to close off the south-bound lanes of Park Avenue, roughly between 89th and 93rd, from the late afternoon until the conclusion of the ceremony and dispersal of the attendees at about 7:30 p.m. The gathering has been both a somber and joyous New York tradition of more than half a century. 
 
For more information visit the Fund for Park Avenue website.
 
Photo by Cutty McGill and courtesy of the Fund for Park Avenue.

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