2015-12-02 / Features

CALDC To Light Up The Holidays At Astoria Park


CALDC tree lighting 2014. CALDC tree lighting 2014. Share a marshmallow world at Astoria Park on December 5, as officials at the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) light up the local skyline with their third annual holiday gift to the community.

Youngsters are invited to bring their parents to the Astoria Park Great Lawn on December 5, to share the magic of the season as CALDC President George L. Stamatiades and Executive Director Marie Torniali illuminate a 15-foot Douglas fir tree donated by the group in 2013. The tree, located inside the park on 19th Street and 23rd Avenue, will sparkle with a thousand lights that shine on the community throughout the holiday season.

CALDC has expanded this year’s tree lighting ceremony by turning Astoria Park into a winter playland that includes a holiday “bouncy” house for youngsters, oldfashioned marshmallow toasting, Christmas carols and all the traditional trimmings. The holiday festival will take place this Saturday, December 5, at 1 pm and culminate with the tree lighting ceremony at 4:30 pm, Stamatiades said.

For more information on the tree lighting festivities or directions to Astoria Park and the CALDC Christmas tree, call CALDC at 718-728-7820 or visit www.centralastoria.org. —Liz Goff

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