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The Tompkins Square Park holiday tree lighting is Dec. 9

The Tompkins Square Park holiday tree lighting is Dec. 9
[Photo from last year’s lighting on Dec. 10 by Steven]The 27th edition of the Tompkins Square Park tree lighting happens on Dec. 9 from 4-5 p.m.The East Village Independent Merchants Association (EVIMA) made the announcement yesterday on Instagram…Per the invite:The humble evergreen was planted in 1992 in the memory of Glenn Barnett and other neighbors who have died of AIDS. Glenn Barnett was an East Village local and a fierce advocate for the park’s value to the community. Over the years, this event has turned into a beloved tradition. The evening will include carolers, refreshments, official tree lighting and raffle giveaways.Will post more details on the tree lighting 12-13 times before Dec. 9. The EVIMA is also look for local businesses to help sponsor the event. Details at this link.H/T Jimmy Carbone!

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