Delta Airlines and Madison Square Garden teamed up on Tuesday for Holiday in a Hangar, in which 100 children living with illness or poverty and their families “flew” from the Delta Terminal at Kennedy Airport to the North Pole — a decorated hangar. Guests included singer Willow Smith, the Rockettes, former members of the Knicks and Rangers, and of course, Santa.
Samuel Anyanwu, left, was one of two co-pilots on the flight with Delta Capt. Bob Crawford.
Flight Attendant Dawn Thayer gives out fun and educational school supplies
Former Knick John Starks discusses free throw techniques with a young fan.
Samuel Anyanwu, 2, of Jamaica sits in the cockpit with Delta pilot Philip Daniels.
Christopher Beaubrun, 4, of Rosedale goes for a ride on a merry-go-round.
Learning from a legend: Rangers great and NHL Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert teaches some of the finer points of hockey.
Master of Ceremonies Darnell Smith gets all the children out on the dance floor.
Samuel Anyanwu, 2, of Jamaica, with his dad Kingsley, left, and Jeanne Kemperle of Delta Airlines shortly before going to the cockpit to serve as co-pilot.
Samuel, David and Daniel Anyanwu of Jamaica meet the Big Guy.
Knicks dancers sign autographs for their young fans.
Delta employees moonlighting as elves for a great cause.
David Anyanwu of Jamaica shares his excitement.
The Knicks City Dancers perform to the latest Willow Smith song.
Cotton candy helped lend a more festive atmosphere to an airplane hangar.
Some Radio City Rockettes offer tips to a pair of future colleagues.
Natasha Beaubrun and her son, Christopher — or CJ — 4, of Rosedale wait for his second trip to the North Pole.
Members of the Knicks City Dancers.
The Anyanwu family of Jamaica waits to board Delta's flight to the North Pole from Kennedy Airport.
Welcome to the North Pole!
The Garden of Dreams Foundation rolls out the red carpet for 100 children living with poverty or illness.