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11th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting To Be Held Tonight at Vernon Mall

From the 2011 holiday tree lighting event (via Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer’s office)

Dec. 3, 2018 By Laura Hanrahan

For the 11th year in a row, Hunters Point’s Vernon Mall will light up at the annual Theresa Mona Adams Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony tonight.

This evening’s festivities will start at 5:30 p.m. inside the small park located between 50th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard. The tree lighting will begin at 6 p.m.

As in other years, Sing LIC will perform carols during the ceremony, and Santa will be in attendance to meet with kids and take photos. Free refreshments will also be provided.

The more than a decade-old tradition was started by the late Theresa “Terri” Mona Adams, a local community activist. Since her passing in September of last year, the tree lighting has continued on in her honor.

The event is organized by the Hunters Point Civic Association and the Hunters Point Community Development Corporation, where Adams served as president.

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