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Madison Square Park tree lighting ceremony Tuesday at 5pm

[caption id="attachment_11956" align="alignright" width="224"]madison square park holiday tree (The 2011 Tree)[/caption]

It’s time for the annual Madison Square Park tree lighting event, tonight (Tuesday, December 10th) in Madison Square Park. It’s free for all.

Currently hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy, a tree lighting ceremony in Madison Square Park started in 1912 and was one of the first public tree lightings in the United States.

It starts at 3:30pm with music from The New York Life Singers, Audra Rox, treats from Hill Country Pie Kitchen, Hill Country Chicken and SD26 Restaurant & Wine Bar, as well as a holiday planting and crafts, courtesy of the Conservancy.

Then the lighting happens at 5pm.

 

 

 

 

 

23 Days of Flatiron Cheer starts today

Starting today on the Flatiron public plaza (23rd Street and 5th/Broadway), the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership is hosting “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer”, with each day featuring an event highlighting some business or aspect of the Flatiron District. Included this year is the popular Prize Wheel (Dec 2nd, 9th, 16th from noon-2pm), the Hot Chocolate […]

2013 Veterans Day Parade route runs right up 5th Avenue on Monday

The 2013 Veterans Day Parade, now called America’s Parade, runs right up 5th Avenue from 26th to 56th Street on Monday, November 11th. It starts off with an opening ceremony at the Eternal Light Monument in Madison Square Park at 10am, and then a wrath laying at 11am (11/11 at 11am). Then the parade then […]

NYC Halloween Parade 2013 runs right up 6th Avenue to 16th Street

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="244"] Map from http://halloween-nyc.com[/caption]

The huge NYC Halloween Parade runs up 6th Avenue again on Thursday October 31st, going from Spring Street to just past 16th-18th Street.

It goes from about 7pm-11pm and is one of the biggest parades in New York City and anyone can join as long as you are in costume. Learn more about how to participate at www.halloween-nyc.com/participate.php. There is even a costume contest.

This year the theme is Revival. (You may recall it was cancelled last year due to Hurricane Sandy).

If you can’t attend or particpate int he parade you can always watch it on tv (NY1 and KPIX).

The Parade typically draws more than 50,000 costumed participants and millions of viewers live and on tv. 53 bands are signed on for this year.

If you haven’t been, it’s a wild event.

 
Here is a group doing Thriller at the 2011 Halloween parade:

And here is another group:

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