This winter season in the scenic Andrew J. Parise Park, the Mayor Benjamin Weinstock 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 Benjamin Weinstock.
On Sunday, December 15th, at 4:00 PM, 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 from St. Joachim’s Church, St. Joseph’s Church and Our Lady of Good Counsel will lead hundreds in song, and it is recommended that all who attend bring flashlights to read the song sheets that are provided. Mayor Weinstock will continue the exciting tradition of inviting the crowd to count down to the dramatic lighting of the splendid Park Christmas tree.
The Celebration of the wonders of the Chanukah miracle begins Sunday, December 22nd. 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, December 27th at 3:30 PM and Sunday, December 22nd and the 29th at 5:00 PM.