2005-12-09 / Community

East End Community Lights Up In Holiday Celebration


Pastor Leslie Mullins of the Community Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway leads a prayer to start off the holiday lighting ceremonies. Pastor Leslie Mullins of the Community Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway leads a prayer to start off the holiday lighting ceremonies. Children from the Sorrentino Center wait in anticipation for the lighting of the Christmas tree. This is the eighth year a holiday display has been lit in the in the triangle at the intersection of Mott and Central Avenues. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Children from the Sorrentino Center wait in anticipation for the lighting of the Christmas tree. This is the eighth year a holiday display has been lit in the in the triangle at the intersection of Mott and Central Avenues. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Representatives of other elected officials join Community Board 14’s Jonathan Gaska and Assemblywoman Michelle Titus (left) during the ceremonies. Representatives of other elected officials join Community Board 14’s Jonathan Gaska and Assemblywoman Michelle Titus (left) during the ceremonies. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer extends holiday greetings to everyone. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer extends holiday greetings to everyone. Barbara Smith, of the Deerfield Civic Association, and Joanie Omeste, the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, in front of the, soon-to-be lit, menorah. Barbara Smith, of the Deerfield Civic Association, and Joanie Omeste, the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, in front of the, soon-to-be lit, menorah. The Deerfield Civic Association’s Barbara Smith lends a hand in handing out chocolates to one of the children who attended the event. The Deerfield Civic Association’s Barbara Smith lends a hand in handing out chocolates to one of the children who attended the event. Curtis Archer, the executive director of RDRC, and the children from the Sorrentino Center. Curtis Archer, the executive director of RDRC, and the children from the Sorrentino Center. The display represents the three major holidays celebrated at this time of year. In addition to the Christmas tree, there is also a menorah for Chanukah and a Kinara for Kwanzaa. The display represents the three major holidays celebrated at this time of year. In addition to the Christmas tree, there is also a menorah for Chanukah and a Kinara for Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is recognized with the lighting of a Kinara. Kwanzaa is recognized with the lighting of a Kinara. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Eric Matza brings holiday greetings as his colleague Penny Chin (right) looks on. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Eric Matza brings holiday greetings as his colleague Penny Chin (right) looks on. Children gather around Shaliza Alli, of the Chamber of Commerce, as she hands out candy provided by RDRC and Madelaine’s Chocolates. Children gather around Shaliza Alli, of the Chamber of Commerce, as she hands out candy provided by RDRC and Madelaine’s Chocolates. A Christmas tree, provided by Benjamin-Beechwood, and a menorah now stand in the center of the Far Rockaway business district. A Christmas tree, provided by Benjamin-Beechwood, and a menorah now stand in the center of the Far Rockaway business district.

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