Tony Danza to Light Little Italy Christmas Tree

Posted on: November 28th, 2012 at 11:25 am by

The Little Italy Merchants Association just announced the holiday schedule for this year’s “Christmas in Little Italy” celebrations. The four-weekend event kicks off this Saturday with a tree-lighting ceremony emceed by the Boss himself, Tony Danza. He’ll flip the switch after dark in the courtyard of the Most Precious Blood Church on Mulberry Street.

Full schedule is below:

Sat. December 1
Christmas Tree Lighting & Song Festival
6:30 PM with M.C.Tony Danza
Courtyard, Most Precious Blood Church, 109 Mulberry St..

Sat. December 8
Living Nativity – A Reenactment
Two Shows – at 6:30 & 8:00 PM
Petting Zoo for Children
Courtyard, Most Precious Blood Church, 109 Mulberry St.

Sat. December 15
Photos with Santa Claus & Free Gifts for Children
1:00 – 5:00 PM, Balloon Sculptures & Face Painting

Sat. December 22
6th ANNUAL EAST MEETS WEST PARADE
2:00 PM Lions, Dragons, Floats, Marching Bands & Santa Claus
Canal & Mulberry Sts. with Grand Marshal Valarie D’Elia (“Travel with Val,” NY1)

Recent Stories

streits-tour-boxes_wm
Documentary About Streit’s Matzo Scores Festival Run Just Before the Lower East Side Departure

The Streit’s Matzo factory only has a few months left on the Lower East Side, the neighborhood it called home for ninety years. After Passover – concluding April 11 – it’s all she wrote. In the end, it was filmmaker Michael Levine and producer Michael Green who chronicled the final years of the matzo-makers at […]

Siempre Verde Garden on Stanton St.
CB3 Fully Backs the Establishment of a Community Gardens District on the Lower East Side

In a huge boon to the area’s history of guerrilla gardening, Community Board 3 last night voted to support the creation of a Community Gardens District in the East Village/Lower East Side. That includes the remaining 46 gardens still located within its confines. The full board ratified the advisory resolution recommended by the Parks subcommittee […]

essex-snowman-twin-1
Behold! The Essex Street Snowman Now Has a Twin

The rather rotund Essex Street Snowman was sprayed with water, causing it to multiply like mogwai. Where there was once one, now two exist… Yes, there are now twin monstrous Essex Street Snowmen at the corner of Canal Street. In a quick change-up, the father-son team at the Chinese bodega created a second snow creature […]

mission-chinese-rent-orchard
Mediterranean Bar Hopes to Nab Doomed Mission Chinese Space on Orchard Street

Looks like one hopeful restaurateur is interested in taking over the lower level of 154 Orchard Street. This address, of course, is the notorious previous home of Mission Chinese Food. The space comes with a terrible vermin problem and a backyard that is not legal (a death trap, even). Chef-owner Danny Bowien is still embroiled […]

straus-square
Straus Square Ready for $6.5M Safety Upgrade as Part of ‘Safe Routes to Schools’ Initiative

In an overall bid to increase and implement “school safety” street improvements, the city will soon embark on a capital construction project to retool Straus Square in Chinatown/Lower East Side. The Department of Design and Construction is managing the $6.5 million push – dubbed “Safe Routes to Schools” – which includes changes such as reconstructing […]

  • Who’s Your Boss?

    He’s not flipping the switch. He’s giving it the Danza Slap.