Students, Lights Shine at Adelphi’s
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
BAY RIDGE – Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn students, staff members, families and supporters joined several notable community leaders for an evening of live holiday music, hot cocoa, holiday cookies and a special tree lighting ceremony on the grounds of the historic Academy at 8515 Ridge Boulevard on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019. The standing-room-only event was generously sponsored by the Ben Bay Kiwanis Club.
The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony allowed Adelphi to literally shine a light on more than 150 donors who had already sponsored real, 6-foot-tall trees on the Academy’s grounds to benefit Adelphi’s award-winning Project Succeed program for college-bound students with special needs. These special trees were illuminated with striking white lights and adorned with placards giving thanks to each sponsor. Also lit as part of the annual event was Adelphi’s majestic 40-foot school community tree, which stood dressed in colorful holiday lights to signify the diversity of the Adelphi school community. Several unique ornaments were hung on this tree by representatives of Adelphi’s Lower, Middle and Upper School, as well as Adelphi’s Faculty and Staff, parent body and members of the community as part of a special ceremony.
Former State Senator Marty Golden was in attendance, as was Merchants of Third Avenue Co-Treasurer Brian Chin of Northfield Bank and members of the Ben-Bay Kiwanis Club, the evening’s sponsor. All of the evening’s guests and families in attendance enjoyed a special performance by Adelphi’s talented Performing Chorus accompanied by faculty & staff.
“Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting features a special performance by our talented Performing Chorus members and allows families to share in the spirit of the holidays as we publicly thank all of our generous donors who sponsor a tree in support of Adelphi’s Project Succeed program,” said Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos. “Everyone counted down together as more than 150 trees were lit for all of Bay Ridge to see!”
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Photos courtesy of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn