Photos from Holiday Tree Lighting!

Over 50 people attended the Friends of St. Nicholas Park Tree Lighting this past weekend. Entertainment was provided by students from Harlem School for the Arts and PS/MS 129. We also had a great choir from Harlem House that keep us singing until the tree was lit! After it was lit, Law and Order SVU’s own Tamara Tunie took to the stage and delighted the crowd with her recitation of “A Visit From St. Nicholas.”

Thanks to everyone from the Friends and the community who helped make this event possible including:

Sybil Ward
Tamara Tunie
Jehanne and Jim Catalano
Josh Greenberg
Risa Rottenberg
T&J’s Bakery
Chris Zimmerman and Family
Mark Vaccaro, Parks Manager
Carola Polakov, Photographer
Krista Wozniak and the PS/MS 129 Choir
Byron McCray and the Harlem School of the Arts
Fred Jordon and the Blessed Trinity Baptist Church

All photos by Carola Polakov

Students from PS/MS 129 Sing some holiday favorites
Flutist from Harlem School of the Arts delights the crowd with a classical performance
Family from Harlem house sing perfect harmonies with Santa before the tree is lit
Tamara Tunie of Law and Order SVU with her annual performance of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”
The new St. Nicholas Park Holiday Tree which was planted earlier and is donated by City College.