Bayside Hills Civic Association Holiday Lighting Festival
All our elected officials have been invited, Monsignor Martin T. Geraghty of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish will be present, as he has been for years with his opening prayer; refreshments will be plentiful; music and joy will abound.
I absolutely cannot wait to present two new exciting participants to our program. Proudly we announce that on hand from our Oakland Gardens School will be PS 203’s band, the “Squeezebox 9” with their musical rendition of holiday songs. Thank you so much Principal Carole Nussbaum, Parent Coordinator Deborah Halpern, and music teachers Joe Seifers and Linda Holcomb, who have been tremendous in setting all this up. That’s not all; in addition to this, for the first time, the Hebrew School of the recently merged Oakland and Little Neck Jewish Centers will be with us chanting the Chanukah prayers and leading us in the singing of songs to usher in the Chanukah season. For this we must thank Rabbi Gordon Yaffe and the synagogue’s Hebrew School President Mindy Kremer. Obviously thanks go out to the parents and children because without their involvement none of this could be possible.
We also will be printing song sheets and select volunteers to lead us in singing Christmas carols as we decorate that fabulous Christmas tree donated to our community by Keil Brothers Garden Center. Oh yes, do not worry, Santa Claus will be on hand spreading joy and cheer to everybody.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bell Boulevard and 53rd Avenue