Sunday, December 02, 2007

Friends Annual Tree Lighting this Thursday 5:30-7pm

This Thursday Dec. 6th from 5:30-7pm the Friends will be hosting our Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at the 135th Street Plaza in St. Nicholas Park. This year, Tamara Tunie - star of TV's Law and Order SVU will recite 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (also known as "A Visit from St. Nicholas"). Also performing will be a choir from the Harlem School for the Arts and a Chorus from St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

Thursday, December 6th marks St. Nicholas Day. This day marks a popular day in Germany where children had left a boot or stockings out for St. Nick to fill with goodies. The day is still practiced among German neighborhoods in the US.

Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider will be served at the event.

This year the Friends are also giving everyone who donates $10 or more to the group an opportunity to have a personalized message written on an ornament and hung on their tree. For more information click here.

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