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Let There Be Lights Holiday Season’s Here

Let There Be Lights
Holiday Season’s Here

It’s that time of year! Yes, the holiday season has snuck up on us once again and Rockawayites, from east to west, are ready to celebrate.

On Friday, December 1, at 6 p.m., the Breezy Point Cooperative was expected to kickoff Christmas with a tree lighting in the commercial shopping area.

Today, Saturday, December 2, residents of Broad Channel will light their tree at 3 p.m. at 17th road and Cross Bay boulevard (next to library). There will be a horse and buggy ride, singing by carolers, music by a DJ, Santa Claus, and much more. Festivities are expected to last until 7 p.m.

On Saturday, December 9, the Mure family of Neponsit invite the entire community to visit "The Little North Pole" at their home, 327 Beach 145 street. The evening’s events start at 5 p.m. and will include live entertainment, 25 costume characters, and holiday songs by students from St. Francis, P.S. 114, and Ready, Set, Grow. The "Little North Pole" will be lit at 6:30 p.m. sharp. There will also be a visit by Santa Claus. The Mure family sponsors this event as a fundraiser for juvenile diabetes.

On Monday, December 11, at 5 p.m., the merchants of Beach 116 street will light their Christmas tree at the corner of 116 street and Rockaway Beach boulevard (across from GreenPoint Bank). All are invited to enjoy cookies, candy, hot chocolate, and a visit by Santa Claus.

On Thursday, December 14, the 100 Precinct and Rockaway Beach Civic Association will have a tree and menorah lighting at 4 p.m. in front of Peninsula Library, 92-25 Rockaway Beach boulevard.

Also on Thursday, December 14, Far Rockaway merchants and civic leaders will light their Christmas tree at the corner of Mott and Central avenues at 4:30 p.m.

The 100 Precinct Community Council sponsors breakfast with Santa in the Ocean Room of The Beach Club on Saturday, December 16 (two seatings: 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.). Children will have the opportunity to take a photo with Santa and will receive a gift and Christmas balloon. Tickets must be purchased in advance at The Beach Club, 129 Beach 116 street. Proceeds donated to Fireworks 2001.

For Chanukah and Kwanzaa celebrations, read future editions of The Wave.

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