The Brooklyn Christmas of 1899 was not so different than today, a tale of the haves and the have-nots.
Brooklyn is about to light up as Christmas tree lighting ceremonies flip the switch on the holiday season.
Here are five Christmas tree lighting ceremonies happening in Brooklyn, complete with caroling and treats.
Here are five Christmas tree lighting ceremonies happening in Brooklyn this week and next, complete with refreshments and visits from Santa.
Christmas is over, folks. You gotta get that tree out of your house while the NYC Department of Sanitation is still picking ’em up. Otherwise, you just might find yourself in July attempting to convince your pals that the desiccated pine in the living room is some kind of edgy art piece (trust us, they won’t buy it).
Here’s a simple, two-step process to properly dispose of your celebratory conifer in Brooklyn.
We wanted to share a few photos of Brooklynites and Brooklyn homes all dressed up to celebrate the season. Whether you’re home for the holiday in Brooklyn or celebrating elsewhere, we hope these scenes help make you feel merry and bright.
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s schlepping across the river to visit Brooklyn.
The holidays are upon us. No matter how you celebrate, what local traditions make you feel merry and bright? Read on for a few of our favorite ways to enjoy the season in Brooklyn.
Don’t ruin the turkey | Satya Murthy via Flickr
Thanksgiving is around the corner, ringing in the start of America’s holiday season. It’s a time to celebrate with your family and friends…and a time to be smart. Whether you’re celebrating with candles, Christmas trees, or cooking a huge meal, an ounce of prevention can make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary.
Get into the Christmas spirit next Monday with the 24th annual Christmas tree lighting at MetroTech Commons. Visitors can expect Santa, Christmas carols, spoken word poetry and an appearance from Brooklyn Nets player Shaun Livingston. The Brooklyn Tech High School Chorus will sing carols, attendees can take pictures in a holiday-themed photo booth and Tony Award-winning poet and playwright Lemon Andersen will perform.
And everyone willing to brave the cold can fortify themselves with hot chocolate and cookies from Luciano’s and Starbucks coffee. Forest City Ratner is hosting the event, which will happen in front of 2 MetroTech Center next Monday, December 2 at 5:30 pm.
Photo via Downtown Brooklyn Partnership