Continuing a 40-plus years tradition, Harlem held its annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The Adam Clayton Powell Plaza was the bright and beautiful location where residents and visitors participated in the fun activities.

Bill Moore photos

There was Santa for the kids young and old, and entertainment was brought by dancers and the choir from Harlem School of the Arts. From WBLS Dr. Bob Lee was the MC; guests included the likes of Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado, 28th Precinct CO Capt. Tarik Sheppard, and master tap dancer Omar Edward. There were train rides, pan music players, gifts of toys, games and hot chocolate.

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