Golden Holiday Celebrations Planned For Community

Martin J. Golden

November 28, 2005

State Senator Martin J. Golden, with CERT1NYC, the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Parks Task Force and the Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee, today is announcing a two-day "Support the Troops" Holiday Celebration to be held on Saturday, December 10, 2005 and Sunday, December 11, 2005, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day at John Paul Jones Park, located at 101st Street and 4th Avenue.

The "Support The Troops Holiday Celebration" will feature live entertainment, Santa’s Castle, Visits with Santa, Merry-Go-Rounds, Holiday Wagon Rides, Candy Canes and much more. Further, those attending are urged to bring a letter or card to our troops, or an unwrapped toy, to show our appreciation to the men and women who protect our freedoms. Special performances will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Further, Senator Golden is inviting the community to two Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies, each that will feature hot chocolate, cookies and musical entertainment. The events will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at Lady Moody Square, Avenue U and Van Sicklen Street, and on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Triangle at 94th Street and 4th Avenue.

Senator Golden stated, "As the holiday season, the greatest time of the year, is upon us, let’s come together as a community to celebrate our freedoms, our traditions, and most importantly, let’s send a message of thanks to the men and women who are spending this holiday season far from home, fighting to defend our rights and our liberties. These events all plan to be a most enjoyable time for all and I look forward to each with joy and with holiday spirit."

For more information on any of these events, please contact Senator Marty Golden’s District Offices at (718) 238-6044 or (718) 627-3659. Further information will be made available at Senator Golden’s website at