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The rain did not dampen the holiday spirit last Friday when Woodhaven residents and elected officials gathered for the tree and menorah lighting in Forest Parkway Plaza.
For the second year in a row an artificial tree was lit in the plaza. The live tree that previously stood on the site was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy.
The Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing celebrated the winter solstice with a day of programming last Sunday.
Crafts were high on the list for youngsters. Brandon Lee, 6, of Little Neck, top, got some help with his project from Bowne High School intern Eric Paucar.
Had enough of driving to the malls or searching the internet for the best gifts this holiday season? Then take a few minutes, maybe on your way home from work, to shop at your local commercial district this holiday season?
For over a century, Jamaica Avenue has attracted shoppers from Woodhaven and surrounding neighborhoods.
The Bayside Business Improvement District welcomed Santa Claus and the holiday lights to Bell Boulevard on Monday night.
To celebrate the winter solstice, the Queens Botanical Garden at 43-50 Main St. in Flushing, will host a day of family activities on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
The free event will include garden tours, craft programs to make pomanders and beeswax candles, music and a tree lighting with a sing-along.
The heavy rain and high winds did not dampen the holiday spirits at Resorts World Casino New York City on Nov. 26.
Celebrating its third holiday season in business, the casino held its annual tree lighting. The tree stands 40 feet tall inside the casino’s main entrance foyer. It is fully decorated with 1,500 ornaments, 5,400 feet of ribbon and 6,500 LED lights. Festive decorations, including gift boxes and oversized Christmas ornaments, surround the tree.
The Bayside Business Improvement District welcomed Santa Claus and the holiday lights to Bell Boulevard on Monday night. The annual tree lighting, which was held near the Bayside Long Island Rail Road station, drew elected and police officials as well as a few area youngsters to the event. A large menorah was already lit since the holiday began last week. — Liz Rhoades
In the Falzettas’ yard, Santa Claus arrives in a more contemporary sleigh — a festive helicopter.
The letters to Santa Claus from youngsters at homeless shelters in Queens are pouring in and we need your help in making their dreams come true.
This year, the Queens Chronicle’s 19th annual toy drive is helping children living in two city shelters: The Kings Inn in East Elmhurst and the Metro Family Residence in Elmhurst. We are also donating gifts to Dove House, an emergency shelter for battered men or women and their children in Eastern Queens.
Tips for your best Santa Claus photo ever...creating a quality Christmas photo can mean lasting memories. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—This holiday season, children of all ages can find a million reasons to believe—and you can help.
Art of Ink in America, “Gesture and Beyond,” Godwin Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Nov. 21-Dec. 30, Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; opening reception, Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-8 p.m. An East/West exhibition of contemporary calligraphy.
Santa Claus arrived early in Queens this year, as usual, with a visit to Flushing on Monday during the annual holiday lighting sponsored by the Flushing Business Improvement District.
Afterwards, the crowd gathered at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel for more entertainment and goodies.
Just as advertised, last Saturday’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Queens Center mall in Elmhurst was “an evening of pure de-light.” Santa Claus arrived to kick of the season, the kids got to enjoy milk and cookies, and shoppers of all ages got to help light the “enchanted tree” with their magic wands.
Just as advertised, last Saturday’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Queens Center mall in Elmhurst was “an evening of pure de-light.”
Santa Claus arrived to kick of the season, the kids got to enjoy milk and cookies, and shoppers of all ages got to help light the “enchanted tree” with their magic wands.
Despite the rain and wind on Sunday morning, The East Coast Car Association held its 15th annual Toys for Tots Run to St. Mary’s Hospital in Bayside. With Santa Claus himself in attendance, the Forest Park Bandshell parking lot was certainly a place to find holiday cheer and the spirit of giving, as well as some incredible cars.
Santa Claus arrived early in Queens this year, as usual, with a visit to Flushing on Monday during the annual holiday lighting sponsored by the Flushing Business Improvement District. Afterwards, the crowd gathered at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel for more entertainment and goodies.
Michaiah is ready to see Santa as she performs with the PS 20 chorus.
The Chinese American Planning Council’s chorus from PS 20 entertained before the holiday lights were turned on.
Youngsters and Flushing BID officials are ready to party after the ceremony.
The full moon is framed by one of the holiday lights along Main Street.
Santa Claus and one of his elves greet the public outside Macy’s during the program.
Dorsky Gallery, “Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, 11-05 45 Ave., Long Island City, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., thru Nov. 17. Contact: (718) 937-6317, dorsky.org.
(BPT) - As the holidays roll around, it’s natural to want to spread good tidings and cheer with festive decorations like wreaths, candy canes and Santa Claus figurines. But this year, instead of digging out the same old holiday decorations, why not create some new looks that will last the entire winter season, even after you put away the gift wrap and ornaments?
(StatePoint) Durante la temporada navideña, que se inicia con el Viernes Negro, las tiendas pueden ser aún más estresantes de lo habitual, pero sólo si usted no planifica.