VNNA Hosts Christmas Tree Lighting

Van Nest resident Lyra Medino (r) enjoyed some hot cocoa with Santa Claus.
Photo by Laura Stone

The Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance celebrated the holiday season with its radiant Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 11 at Convent Cross on Van Nest Avenue between Unionport Road and Victor Street.

Santa Claus was in town and stopped by to deliver gifts to all the good boys and good during the festivities.

(l-r) Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj; Fr. Robert Aufieri, St. Clare’s Church pastor; Councilman Ritchie Torres; Joe McManus, 80th Assembly District and Community Board 11 Land Use Committee chairman and John Messenger, VNNA treasurer, braved the cold.
Photo by Laura Stone

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