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Community Holiday Open House Menorah and Tree Lighting Ceremony at The New York Botanical Garden

Posted in Around the Garden, Holiday Train Show, Programs and Events on November 30 2016, by Elizabeth Figueroa

Senator José Serrano and family
New York State Senator José Serrano and family

On Sunday, November 20, NYBG held its annual Community Holiday Open House and Menorah and Tree lighting ceremony. Aaron Bouska, NYBG’s Vice President for Government & Community Relations at NYBG, welcomed the audience, which included many members of the Bronx community as well as several elected officials with their families.

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and New York City Councilmember Andrew Cohen with family members
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and New York City Councilmember Andrew Cohen with family members

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and New York City Councilmember Andrew Cohen participated in lighting the menorah and Congressman Jose Serrano joined in the tree lighting ceremony with his son, Senator José M. Serrano.

Congressman Jose Serrano
Congressman José E. Serrano

The Garden opened the doors to the Holiday Train Show® for the community’s enjoyment while the Westchester Chordsmen sang holiday classics, including ‘Feast of Lights.’

The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Women’s Choir provided additional musical entertainment under the direction of Choral Director Jacqueline Bergland, singing ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ and ‘Jingle Bell Rock.’ NYBG offers tremendous thanks to all who participated in this program. Happy Holidays!

 

Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Women’s Choir led by Choral Director, Jacqueline Bergland
Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Women’s Choir led by Choral Director, Jacqueline Bergland

This community program is supported by the NYC Council’s A Greener NYC Initiative and Council members Andrew Cohen, Annabel Palma, and Ritchie Torres.

Comments

Geri Sciortino said:

It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to the Garden to the see the train show. I look forward to it every year...and now I'm truly in the Christmas spirit!

Providencia Casado said:

Great train show, I enjoyed with my friends and will definitely go see it again. Thank you for providing tickets to the community. Elizabeth Figueroa is an excellent community advocate and ensures we enjoy the wonderful events at the Garden. Thank you!!

Rosemary DeLuca said:

NYBG's Holiday Train Show and Community celebration is an annual event not to be missed. It is always a wonderful experience for the entire family.

Laura Guerriero said:

Have a wonderful time at the train show and tree lighting. The NYBG continues to be a fantastic place to begin the holiday season!

Lisa Sorin said:

By far one of the great Bronx events we look forward to attending. This kicks off our holiday season every year. Congratulations on an outstanding event.

tanyaetorres said:

The train show is amazing! I enjoyed bringing my niece and family, and it was a joy to see her enjoy it so much! Thank you for providing tickets to the community, my family and I thank you with all our heart.

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