PHOTO: Santa took time out of his busy schedule last week to visit the New Hamilton Beach Civic Association and the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Photos Courtesy of State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr., NYPD, and Michael V. Cusenza
With the Holiday Season in full swing in the Big Apple, area communities this past week gathered at festive events across the southern swath of the World’s Borough.
Civic groups, including the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, the New Hamilton Beach Civic Association, and the Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic, organized holiday parties replete with food, caroling, and a very special guest from the North Pole.
Santa stopped by the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department firehouse last week for pictures and presents. On Tuesday evening, after Howard Beach and Lindenwood families enjoyed spirited performances by the Stanford Dance Studio, and the children’s choirs of St. Helen and Ave Maria Catholic Academy, St. Nick posed for pics and reviewed his Naughty and Nice lists.
And Mr. Claus and his merry helpers also visited some of New York’s Finest last week, catching up with cops and kids at the 102nd Precinct’s holiday party in Richmond Hill.
By Michael V. Cusenza firstname.lastname@example.org