Park Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony

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    When:
    December 4, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2016-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
    2016-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
    Where:
    Park Ave & E 91st St
    New York, NY 10128
    USA
    Cost:
    Free

    Fund-for-Park-Avenue

    Park Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Sunday, December 4 at 6:30 pm

    Brick Presbyterian Church
    Park Avenue and 91st Street

    The tradition of lighting trees on Park Avenue began seventy years ago when several Park Avenue families wanted a special way to honor those men and women who died in World War II. Today the illuminated trees – which appear on the Park Avenue Malls between 54th and 97th Streets – remain a symbol of peace and a reminder of the sacrifices made to attain it.

    The trees are traditionally lit on the first Sunday evening of December following a ceremony outside the Brick Presbyterian Church (Park Avenue & 91st Street) that serves as a reminder of the original meaning of the lights and a celebration of the holiday season.

    In the early days, the costs of the Tree Lighting were underwritten by just a few families but now this sparkling display is made possible each year by contributions The Fund for Park Avenue receives from the community.

    To make an tax-deductible contribution online, please click here OR you may download the form and return it to The Fund for Park Avenue, 445 Park Avenue, Suite 1000, New York, NY 10022.