No, I’m not referring to those controversial blue lights on Montague Street trees. I’m talking Chanukah menorahs and Christmas trees. Tonight is the first night of Chanukah, and the big menorah (see photo for a Manhattan version) is up in Columbus Park, near Montague and Court streets. Candle lightings will take place from tonight at sundown through December 8. Tomorrow, December 2, Borough President Marty Markowitz will be there at 5:30 p.m. for the festivities. There’s also a menorah at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade.
The date for the Promenade Christmas tree lighting and caroling has yet to be announced; we expect to have it soon and will update this post. The big holiday tree at Borough Hall will be lit at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7. The following evening, Wednesday, December 8, from 6:00 to 7:00 there will be a tree lighting in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO; more details are on DumboNYC.
Photo: NYC Parks Department