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Several holiday events planned for Jackson Heights



Nov. 28, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan

Jackson Heights is getting in to the holiday spirit with various events over the next month celebrating the many upcoming holidays.

The Jackson Heights Beautification Group will host its holiday lighting ceremony on December 10 at the Post office to begin the festivities. The event will begin at 4 p.m. with an ornament-making workshop, and will then be followed by the Christmas Tree and menorah lighting at 5 pm. The lighting will be accompanied by songs of the festive season.

The Jackson Heights Orchestra will then kick off its fifth season with a concert on December 14. The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church at 82nd Street and 34th Avenue, and will feature many classic compositions. There will also be a free reception directly following the event.

The entire community can then come together on December 17 to sing classic holiday songs at the 8th Annual Jackson Heights Winter Holiday Sing-A-Long from 7 to 10 p.m., meeting at the corner of 31st Avenue and 75th Street. The gathered group will walk through the neighborhood singing holiday songs from all faiths and religions. After the event, attendees are encouraged to gather at Cassidy’s Ale House for food and drink. Organizers recommend that attendees dress warmly and bring a flashlight or candle to carry on the walk. For more information visit

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