Posted by: David Giacalone | December 8, 2020

a tree brings Stockade holiday spirits

2020 Stockade Holiday Tree at Lawrence Circle: Above: after Tree Lighting Ceremony (Dec. 6, 2020); Below: with Arthur’s 1795 in the background (Dec. 7, 2020)


A Norwegian Spruce evergreen tree grown at the Saratoga Tree Nursery was brought to Lawrence Circle in the Stockade by a crew from the Parks Department of the City of Schenectady on Dec. 2, 2020. The crew erected the tree, secured it to its stand (with some effort), placed a star on top, and strung lights on the upper part of the tree. Colleen Macaulay and Susannah Hand finished stringing lights and decorated the fence around the Circle. 

On Sunday evening, December 6, 2020, a Tree Lighting ceremony was held to officially designate the 2020 Stockade Holiday Tree. [see the front page of the December Stockade Spy for a description of the event and the tree sponsors.] The Slideshow below contains images from Sunday’s Tree Lighting ceremony.

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. . Dec. 7, 2020, twilight

. . joyful Holiday wishes friends and residents of the Schenectady Stockade Historic District from “suns along the Mohawk”. Please download one or both of these 2021 Calendars, formatted for 5″ x 7″ prints.

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