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Looking Back on NYBG’s Annual Children’s Holiday Tree Decorating Event

Posted in Programs and Events on February 2 2016, by Elizabeth Figueroa

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During the week of December 14, we had 12 Bronx elementary schools participate in our annual Children’s Holiday Tree Garden. Students created their own ornaments, and each tree featured a plaque identifying the school. After each group completed its tree decoration, the children were treated to hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes, and a walk through the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

At the end of the program, three schools were selected for the best decorations based on creativity of design and materials used for the ornaments. They were rewarded with a return visit to the Garden to view our annual Holiday Train Show.

Here are the 2015 winners:

  • 1st Place: PS 46, represented by New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres
  • 2nd Place: South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures and Arts, represented by Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito
  • 3rd Place: Visitation School, represented by Senator Jeffrey Klein

The Children’s Holiday Tree Garden is dedicated to all students, teachers, parents, and school administrators in the Bronx. Our thanks goes out to everyone who took part!