Astoria, Holidays, Parks
Nov 21, 2014

The Second Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Returns in December

The permanent Christmas tree in Astoria Park, transplanted last year. Central Astoria LDC is holding the second annual holiday tree lighting next month!  On Thursday, December 11, join your fellow Astorians (…)

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The permanent Christmas tree in Astoria Park, transplanted last year.

Central Astoria LDC is holding the second annual holiday tree lighting next month!  On Thursday, December 11, join your fellow Astorians at the eastern edge of Astoria Park around the beautiful evergreen that was planted at the park last year. The festivities start at 6:30 p.m., which recognize Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. There will be singing, some speeches by our local electeds, and of course the lighting of the tree. Dress warmly, since you’ll be standing outside for a little while (the park is beautiful at night, too).

And afterwards, consider stopping by a few local spots to warm up—Sweet Jane’s (27-17 24th Ave), The Bonnie (29-12 23rd Ave), and Crescent and Vine (25-03 Ditmars Blvd) come to mind immediately.

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About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

2 Comments

Philip McManus

Dear Friend,

Please call it what it is. It’s a Christmas Tree.
Do we call the Menorah a Christmas Menorah?

Lets celebrate all the holidays with each name.
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Happy Halloween
Happy Thankgiving
Merry Christmas Why do we exclude Christmas?
Happy New Year
Etc.

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megc

I recommend you take it up with the CALDC, who named the event this way. In case you missed it in the post, please note that right at the top we called the tree a “Christmas tree.” The event celebrates three holidays – Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa – which is probably why they used the word “holiday” to be more inclusive than simply “Christmas.” As always, you are free to call the tree a “Christmas tree.”

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