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Ozone Park tree lighting

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 12:46 pm, Thu Dec 5, 2019.

It will be impossible this year to miss Ozone Park’s Christmas tree — right on Cross Bay Boulevard.

The official tree-lighting ceremony is set for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Living World Christian Fellowship Church at 132-05 Cross Bay Blvd.

The event is being sponsored by the Ozone Park Residents Block Association for the second year in a row.

Last year, the block association held its tree lighting ceremony at the home Harris and Gilda Taormina on the corner of Pitkin Avenue and 78th Street where, for decades, the family had stopped traffic with its elaborate Old World Christmas display and light show.

Last year’s tree lighting was a community farewell to the couple who, after 60 years in the neighborhood, moved to Long Island last spring.

This year, the tree lighting is moving to the boulevard.

The ceremonies will include a live DJ, Mike Nappi, singers, photos wirth Santa and free food — including hot dogs, hot chocolate and pretzels.

— Michael Shain

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