Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas in Valley Stream
The Howell Road School Chorale performed holiday tunes under the direction of Michael Rodgers.
“light the tree,” said Santa and Hempstead Town Councilman Ed Ambrosino at the Matthew Giglio Plaza in North Valley Stream.
Caitlyn Nocella, 10, Samantha Graham, 11, Charlotte Graham, 7, Victoria Calabrese, 10, and Victoria Reyes, 11, had a blast at the North Valley Stream Christmas and Hanukkah celebration on Dec. 4.
Glenn Guidone directed the James A. Dever School Wind Ensemble which played a variety of holiday tunes.
Yakov Jaffe and Mendel Goldshmid enjoyed a dance after the menorah lighting.
Rabbi Ytzchak Goldshmid prepares a blessing while his son holds the candle.
Rabbi Ytzchak Goldshmid and Mayor Ed Fare lit the menorah and spoke to the crowd at Station Plaza on Dec. 8.
Last week was a very festive time in the community. On Dec. 4, North Valley Stream hosted its annual Christmas and Hanukkah celebration at the Matthew Giglio Plaza. The event featured music by the James A. Dever School Wind Ensemble and Howell Road chorus students. There was also a visit from Santa before the tree and menorah were lit.
On Dec. 8, the Chabad Outreach Center and the village held the annual menorah lighting ceremony at Station Plaza to mark the first night of Hanukkah. Mayor Ed Fare escorted Rabbi Ytzchak Goldshmid up in a Valley Stream Fire Department bucket to light the menorah.