Christmas spirit fills the air at Irving Square Park on Christmas weekend. A gathering of local residents and neighbors came out on Saturday to embrace the holiday spirit together! The organized event included partners from neighborhood organizations including the a local orchestra of brass instruments, the 83rd Precinct, Fidelis Care, and Broadway Stages. Present at the event was Councilman Rafael Espinal of District 37 to give a welcoming attendees and sponsors for their contributions.
The event began with group song by local students in the nearby school accompanied by sing alongs from the crowd whom joined in. Following their performance was a group of local volunteer orchestra that played classical Christmas melodies such as "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and "Feliz La Vida." At the conclusion of all the performances came Santa Claus himself! While families and children waited their turns they were able to enjoy delicious cookies and beverage we brought from attendees!
We hope everyone had a great time at the Irving Square Christmas event and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!