Posted by: David Giacalone | December 3, 2017

focus on the 2017 Stockade Tree (with Supermoon)

 . . Nov. 30, 2017

. . the moment of lighting, 5:40 pm: 

IMG_5445 . . with supermoon, 6:50 pm. . 

When completed tonight, this posting will have many photos of the 2017 Stockade Holiday/Christmas tree, which was lit this evening (Sunday, December 3), and the now-traditional Afterglow party at the St. George’s Great Hall; plus, a few bonus shots of tonight’s “supermoon” over Lawrence Circle. 

Here’s a small Supermoon set:

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IMG_5454-001 . . [L] Supermoon is in the upper right corner, peeking through tree branches . . 

This next set of images was taken on November 29, when the Tree was delivered and erected by a crew from the Schenectady Parks Department, at Lawrence Circle (at Front, Green and N. Ferry Streets). The beautiful tree was again donated by the Saratoga Tree Nursery, a division of the State DEC. Susannah Hand helped select the lovely tree, and Stockade Association vice-president Colleen Macaulay supervised tree decoration and the Lighting ceremony.

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IMG_5359 . . Rick

. . Colleen: IMG_5364 . . Susannahimg_53681.jpg

DSCF3639 . . like the daytime photo at the top of this posting, this photo was taken November 30, 2017 . . 

The following Slideshow presents images from this evening’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, which began at about 5:30. The photos in the Slideshow are in the order taken:

 

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The Afterglow Party. It was good to see so many friendly faces, and such a nice spread of snacks and treats, in the Great Hall of St. George’s Episcopal Church. [By the way, this evening, as often happens lately, Council member Vince Riggi was the only City Hall official to attend an important Stockade event.] I missed a lot of tables and tableaus, but I think this Slideshow is a good sampler from a traditionally enjoyable neighborhood event.

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