Elected officials and locals came to join us in lighting the Holiday Tree at Fort Greene Park this past Sunday at the corner of Myrtle Avenue & Washington Park. This was a special moment in the community, as it was the first time that a Holiday Tree is displayed at the Park. Families and friends gathered to witness this occasion as local performers led the crowd in singing carols and Assemblyman Joseph Lentol held his own in a surprise performance. Those with a sweet tooth enjoyed hot chocolate served up by the family-run Castro’s and cookies by Pushkin Creperie Bakery. Kids did not let the bitter cold bother them while they took their spontaneous photo with Santa. Others that joined in the festivities were Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, and District Leader Olanike Alabi.
This event was the first of its kind and the Partnership & Fort Greene Park Conservancy will be seeking future sponsors to help make this an annual tradition.
If you missed the event it is not too late to catch a glimpse. Take a stroll on Myrtle Avenue before or after dinner and take a photo with friends and family.
Click HERE to see a time lapse video of the tree set up.