Andrew J. Parise Park Host Two Winter Celebrations

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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 lighting of the festive lights of the Chanukah Menorah and the Christmas tree. “Cedarhurst Park is the heart of our beautiful Village and it is fitting to invite the community to commemorate and share their respective traditions. Each, year, the two festivities bring a special joy to the Village since we have an opportunity to learn about each other’s customs and beliefs” says Mayor, Andrew J. Parise.

Sunday, December 14th, 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.

The celebration of the wonders of the Chanukah miracle which begins on December 16th. For each of the eight nights of the holiday, Rabbi Wolowik of the Chabad Center of the Five Towns is leading the Chanukah jubilation. The schedule for the menorah lighting is as follows: December 16th through the 23rd at 6:00PM, and Friday December 19th at 3:30PM. In addition there will be an evening of music on Wednesday December 17th, the second night of Chanukah.

For more information on these and other Cedarhurst events, call Cedarhurst Village Hall at 516.295.5770 or visit the Incorporated Village of Cedarhurst website at