FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2017
CHRISTMAS TREE AND LIFE-SIZED NATIVITY TO BE DELIVERED AT GRAND ARMY PLAZA
On Wednesday, December 6th at 8 a.m., The Diocese of Brooklyn and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will receive delivery of a 35 foot Balsam Fir Christmas tree at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park. The Diocese of Brooklyn’s tree will be the largest ever displayed in Prospect Park and will be decorated with thousands of colored lights to represent the diversity of Brooklyn. At 10 a.m. the life-sized Nativity crèche will be leaving the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, under police escort and is scheduled to arrive at Grand Army Plaza at 10:15 a.m.
On Monday, December 11th at 4:00 p.m., Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will bless the Nativity crèche and light the Christmas tree along with parishioners from all over Brooklyn and Queens. The event will be hosted by actor Anthony Mangano and include performances by the St. Savior Gospel Choir and Charlie Romo.
The tree lighting and Nativity’s placement is made possible by DeSales Media Group, the communications, and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, the eighth largest diocese in the United States and the only entirely urban diocese in the nation, serving the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.