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Christmas tree lighting

State Senator Marty Golden, in partnership with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, will host Christmas Tree lightings in Gravesend and Bay Ridge.

The lightings take place on December 14 and 15, both at 6:30 p.m.andfeature Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and a special visit from Santa Claus;

December 14 at McKinley Park (Fort Hamilton Parkway and Bay Ridge Parkway);

December 15 at Lady Moody Square (Van Sicklen and Avenue U).

Senator Golden stated, “Christmas tree lightings are a symbol of the Christmas season, a special time of the year, when family and friends are reminded how important they are to each other. During the Christmas season, and throughout the entire year, all members of the community should join together in the Christmas spirit and exhibit good will to serve the most needy. These Christmas tree lightings will serve as occasions where all can come to embrace those values together and enjoy the warmth that this holiday brings as winter comes upon us.”

Donations for Senator Golden’s support of the annual Toys for Tots drive will be collected at both events.The Toys for Tots Foundation provides United States Marines the opportunity to bring the joy of Christmas to needy children and accomplish passive mentioning by serving as positive role models.

For additional information contact Golden’s office at 718-238-6044.

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