Monday, December 15, 2008

Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting Ceremony Tonight at 7PM In Front of Blackwell House

Remember that the Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place tonight at 7 PM in front of Blackwell House. From RIOC:

Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting Ceremony
When : Thursday December 11th at 7 PM (Due to the inclement weather, the Tree Lighting Ceremony has been rescheduled to Monday, December 15th at 7PM. )
Where: Blackwell Plaza
Featuring Live Performances, Food, Hot Cider, Gifts for the kids & Photos w/ Santa
Sponsored by RIOC, Amalgamated Bank, Starbucks & Nonno's Focacceria


Anonymous said...

Could somebody please let the RIOC know that the majority of the audience (that is children) is solely interested in Santa and maybe see the tree light up? Please, do not let any children sing any songs anymore - at least let them practice until they have it down perfectly. It was so bad. Especially with the weather and standing in the Santa line waiting desperately with young kids for Santa to show up. That woman (I forgot her name) was okay.

Also, getting to Santa was sheer chaos. People ignored the line and let children push forward especially during the performances. When Santa time came nobody cared to go back to the line as it was formed. It was mad house.

This was our first tree lighting ceremony here on the island. I expected better.

Anonymous said...

Waaa, Waaa, Waaa !

Anonymous said...

I would happily accept that "Waaa" comment but I did talk to a lot of people and they all agreed with me that night. Santa: good. Tree: good. Old lady singing: okay. Kids singing: please, no. At least the speeches were kept short.