Cultural Collaborative of Jamaica with Friends of Rufus King Park, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, and other Rufus King Stakeholders will host their annual tree lighting and caroling event following indoor activities at Grace Church (beginning at 3pm).
WHO: Jamaica Center BID in Partnership with Cultural Collaborative Jamaica, invites the media, and the Queens community to the Rufus King ParkCommunity Tree Lighting Ceremony, located at the corner of the Rufus King Park on 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, Saturday, December 10, 2016.
WHAT: The Jamaica Center BID and Cultural Collaborative Jamaica in partnership presents “The Rufus King Park Community Tree Lighting Ceremony.” The tree lighting ceremony signals the start of a holiday season filled with fun and festive entertainment on the lawn of the Rufus King Park. Come view the tree measuring 18 feet in height adorned with lights, and decorative ornaments, with this year’s special guest host Ralph McDaniel’s,
media, Hip Hop pioneer, and recently inducted in the Smithsonian African American Museum for his 1980’s ground breaking show Video Music Box, entertainment by: Queens Elite Marching Band
, DJ Mike Baril,
of MediaMakersNYC, and Kid Rapper, J-Boy
, from Jamaica Queens, with special attendance from Council Member I. Daneek Miller
, New York State Senator Leroy Comrie
, and Council Member Rory Lancman.
WHERE: Front lawn of The Rufus King Park – 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue
WHY: The Jamaica Center BID and Cultural Collaborative Jamaica joined forces in this years Community Tree Lighting Ceremony to build a larger audience, and promote the diversity of culture in Downtown Jamaica.
WHEN: Saturday, December 10th – 5:30pm – 6:30pm