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17th Annual East Harlem Holiday Tree  

The East Harlem Holiday Tree is a beacon that symbolizes the persistence of hope and the determination to prevail in the diverse and culturally rich community of East Harlem.  All photos in the slide deck above were taken by Eye of Eve Photography

About Us

Every year since December 2004, a group of volunteers who are dedicated to the East Harlem community have raised the funds to install a huge decorated tree at Franklin Plaza, corner of Third Avenue and East 106th Street. We proudly celebrate the 17th anniversary of our efforts this year. We invite you all to support this year's Holiday Tree. 

 

A Sense of Normalcy in an Unprecedented Time

In this time of pandemic, life does not go on as usual. But the East Harlem Holiday Tree Committee believes that the community needs the holiday tree this year more than ever, and so we have decided to go ahead with the 17th annual East Harlem Holiday Tree. 

 

 

Crown atThird Avenue and 106th . Photo by Eve Valenzuela


We Need Your Help

We depend on donations, large and small, from community based organizations, corporations doing businesses in East Harlem  groups, and individuals.  Please make a tax deductible contribution today!  We now offer online donation capability! Visit the Donate page to find out how.

At the 2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony, JWPIX reporter Monica Morales and singer La Yoli led the countdown in English and Spanish to the official lighting of the tree.

Video by: Kathleen Benson

Calendar of East Harlem Holiday Tree and Related Holiday Events

Friday, December 4

VIRTUAL 17th Annual East Harlem Holiday Tree Lighting

Franklin Plaza, Third Avenue and 106th Street

DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THERE WILL

BE NO GATHERING. INSTEAD, TUNE IN TO MNN (FIOS 33, RCN 82, SPECTRUM 34 & 1995) AT 6:30 P.M.FOR OUR FIRST EVER A VIRTUAL TREE LIGHTING EVENT

Monday, January 6, Time TBD

VIRTUAL 44TH Annual Three Kings Day Parade

El Museo del Barrio

1230 Fifth Avenue, 104th-105th Streets

Santa greeted the children and gave out crowns and tiaras at the 16th annual 

East Harlem Holiday Tree Lighting event.

Photo by Eye of Eve Photography

Call us:

(917) 453-5391

Email us:

eastharlemhholidaytree@gmail.com

© 2013 East Harlem Holiday Tree Committee

Find us: 

c/o Union Settlement Association

237 East 104th Street

New York,  NY 10029