Annual Park Avenue Tree Lighting
The tradition of lighting trees on Park Avenue began 70 years ago, when several Park Avenue families wanted a special way to honor those men and women who died in World War II. The Park Avenue trees are traditionally lit on the first Sunday evening of December, but come on early this year.
While the ceremony outside the Brick Presbyterian Church (Park Avenue & 91st Street) has been canceled, you can catch the moment the lights turn on.
Today the illuminated trees – which appear on the Park Avenue Malls between 54th and 97th Streets – remain a symbol of peace and a reminder of the sacrifices made to attain it.
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