2016-12-07 / Features

Tree Lights Up McManus Park!


(L. to r.); CB 1 District Manager Florence Koulouris, General Manager of LaGuardia Airport Lisa Scully, Councilman Costa Constantinides, UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and Congressman Joseph Crowley. 
Photos Jason D. Antos (L. to r.); CB 1 District Manager Florence Koulouris, General Manager of LaGuardia Airport Lisa Scully, Councilman Costa Constantinides, UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and Congressman Joseph Crowley. Photos Jason D. Antos The First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at McManus Memorial Park was held on December 4 under clear evening skies. More than 60 people attended the event at 81st Street and Grand Central Service Road hosted by United Community Civic Association (UCCA) President Rose Marie Poveromo, and sponsored by Congressman Joseph Crowley. “We are so very pleased that this, our first annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, was so successful,” said Poveromo. “We are so thankful to Congressman Crowley for this event.” Guests were treated to hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies provided by Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Co. and the Washington & Friends choir performed traditional Christmas carols. Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and CB 1 District Manager Florence Koulouris were also in attendance. The event was co-sponsored by Port Authority of NY & NJ. The Christmas tree will be lit from 5:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. until January 7. The Washington & Friends choir performed traditional Christmas carols.—Jason D. Antos



Earl Whitfield from Antioch Baptist Church of Corona performs “This Christmas.” Earl Whitfield from Antioch Baptist Church of Corona performs “This Christmas.”

The Washington & Friends choir performing traditional Christmas carols. The Washington & Friends choir performing traditional Christmas carols.

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