Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friends' Holiday Festival and Tree lighting This Saturday Dec. 6th!
This Saturday, Dec. 6th from 3pm-6pm the Friends will be hosting our Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting at the 135th Street Plaza in St. Nicholas Park. This year includes arts and crafts, and a visit from St. Nick (Santa Claus). Families will be able to have their picture taken with Santa Claus for a small donation to the Friends organization. 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 dancers and a choir from the Harlem School for the Arts.
Saturday, 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.