Once again, the 125th Street Business Improvement District in conjunction with Manhattan Community Boards #9 and #10 have come together to kick-off the holiday season in Harlem with a family oriented free community event. The Harlem Holiday Lights will be lit on 125th Street on Wednesday, November 20th. Rain date, Monday, November 25th.
The Lighting of 125th Street is a celebration with events all day long on 125th Street until the evening "Parade of Lights" an official lighting of the streamers across 125th Street from Broadway to 5th Avenue. A kick-off mixer was held last week at Settepani Restaurant with 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) board members, staff, Harlem Holiday Lights 2019 participants and businesses and organizations who are considering being part of this year's event.
Barbara Askins, President and CEO of the 125th BID announced the planned events and activities, as well as the grand marshals for
2019. On November 20th at 7pm beginning at Morningside and 125th the lights on 125th Street will be turned on by the BID Lighting contractor followed by the parade lighted decorated floats and vehicles. Each float will be playing their own music. Plan to bring the entire family out for this fantastic holiday event in Harlem. Earlier in the day there will be a community stage featuring entertainment on Morningside Ave @ 125th Street and an area designated as the Children's District. Once again Marvel is supporting the Harlem Holiday Lighting event and comic heroes Spider Man and Black Panther will visit activities and join the Grand Marshalls in the countdown to light up 125th Street.
Artists / Speakers: Spider Man and Black Panther along with Leah Abraham, Owner of Harlem's Settepani and Laiona Michelle, Broadway Actress
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