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.
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Here’s a small Supermoon set:
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.
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:
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.