The Harlem Holiday Lights Program is a locally driven effort that represents the Harlem Community Spirit. It supports the 125th Street BID’s goals of promoting 125th Street as a vibrant cultural center and continuing the revitalization of 125th Street as the commercial and artistic heart of Harlem. The 125th Street BID, Community Boards 9, 10, and 11, and the NYC Housing Authority have partnered to light up 125th Street from river to river this holiday season. This year’s decorations include 36 Skyline Streamers draped across 125th Street from First to Twelfth Avenues.
The Harlem Holiday Lights Lighting Ceremony will take place this Monday, November 21st, at 5:30pm. The event will begin on the plaza of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building at 5:30pm, and festivities will continue all evening. From 5:30pm to 7:00pm, attendees will enjoy free entertainment, performances, warm beverages and baked goods, and more. At 7:00pm, 125th Street will be lit up with holiday lights from river to river. Choirs from over 20 Harlem churches, as well as two tour buses, will welcome the lights with joyous sounds. Please see ahttp://www.125thstreetbid.com/programs%20initiatives/quotharlem-holiday-lightsquot-2011 for more information on the event and initiative.