Santa Claus Comes To Roosevelt Island Last Night For Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony - A Wonderful Time, Here's What Happened
The Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting Ceremony
Roosevelt Island 2012 Christmas/Holiday Tree Lit Last Night
took place at Blackwell Plaza last night under less than ideal weather conditions. Fortunately, the rain did not stop anyone from having a good time - particularly when Santa Claus was spotted on a nearby roof just before making his way to greet Roosevelt Island children.
Here comes Santa Claus and the Tree Lighting.
The hosts for the Tree Lighting Ceremony were Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Community Relations Specialist Erika Spencer-El and Roosevelt Island Seniors Association President Delores Green who welcomed everybody and provided introductions for the speakers and entertainers including Acting RIOC President Donald Lewis, Roosevelt Island Residents Association President (RIRA) Ellen Polivy, and Owen Johnston of the Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance (MST&DA). Members of the MST&DA adult and children's programs performed songs for the crowd
followed by kids from the Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP) singing favorite Christmas songs including Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.
It was a very nice time.
Kudos to RIOC and all the performers.