Cedarhurst Winter Festivities

Published on | November 13, 2013

This winter season in the scenic Andrew J. Parise Park, the Mayor and the Board of trustees would like to invite you to participate in the Cedarhurst lighting of the Chanukah Menorah and the Christmas tree.

“Our Park is the heart of our beautiful Village and it is fitting to invite the community there to commemorate and share their respective traditions. Each year, the two festivities bring a special joy to our Village since we have an opportunity to learn more about each other’s customs and beliefs.” said Mayor Andrew J. Parise.

The Celebration of the wonders of the Chanukah miracle begins on the first night, Wednesday, November 27th through Wednesday, December 4th. For each of the eight nights of the holiday, Rabbi Wolowik of the Five Towns Chabad Center is leading the Chanukah festivities. The schedule for the menorah lighting is as follows: each day will be at 6:00 PM, except Friday, November 29th at 3:00 PM.

On Sunday, December 15th, at 4:00 PM, Msgr. Paul F. Rahilly of St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church and Pastor Rev. Mary Chang of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation will host the Christmas Caroling Celebration. We will gather around the traditional bonfire, enjoy chestnuts roasting on an open fire, hot chocolate, and cookies as we wait for our surprise visitor! Carolers in the decorated gazebo will lead hundreds in song and it is recommended that all who attend bring flashlights to read the song sheets that are provided. Mayor Parise will continue the exciting tradition of inviting the crowd to count down to the dramatic lighting of the splendid Park Christmas tree.

For more information on these and other Cedarhurst events, call Cedarhurst Village Hall at 516.295.5770.