2011-12-09 / Community

Holiday Celebration Lights Up Beach 116 Street On Friday



Beach 116 Street was the scene on Friday night for the lighting of the holiday tree on the shopping street. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Brown’s Hardware, the event drew 200 revelers for music and a visit with Santa Claus. Beach 116 Street was the scene on Friday night for the lighting of the holiday tree on the shopping street. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Brown’s Hardware, the event drew 200 revelers for music and a visit with Santa Claus.

City Councilman Eric Ulrich talked to the crowd, wishing them a happy holiday sea- City Councilman Eric Ulrich talked to the crowd, wishing them a happy holiday sea-

The crowd was in a festive mood. The crowd was in a festive mood.

Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore with the RTC singers and the Christmas tree. Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore with the RTC singers and the Christmas tree.

Democratic District Leader Lew Simon with a representative of Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder. Democratic District Leader Lew Simon with a representative of Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder.

Santa Claus, who arrived in a police car, spoke with all the children and gave out candy canes. Photos by Howard Schwach. Santa Claus, who arrived in a police car, spoke with all the children and gave out candy canes. Photos by Howard Schwach.

Noni Signoretti of Brown’s Hardware got onto the holiday mood. Noni Signoretti of Brown’s Hardware got onto the holiday mood.

The Rockaway Theatre Company’s children’s singing workshop participants provided the Christmas music. The Rockaway Theatre Company’s children’s singing workshop participants provided the Christmas music.

The large crowd listened to the music and sang along. The large crowd listened to the music and sang along.

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