BY: Betina Crione Guest Writer for World Liberty TV
Iconic New York City restaurant kicks off the holiday season with tree lighting, performances, and more Tavern on the Green is bringing the holiday spirit to New York with its 5th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 30th.
Kicking off at 6:00 PM ET, the tree lighting will feature Tavern on the Green’s very own 20-foot Christmas tree, topped with more than 2,000 ornaments and 10,000 lights to light up New York City’s Upper West Side skyline.
Festivities will also include performances from the Manhattan Holiday Carolers and DJ Tweed to excite the crowd and spread holiday cheer. Tavern on the Green will offer complimentary hot chocolate, hot cider, and cookies for New Yorkers, tourists and families alike to enjoy.
The iconic restaurant is also partnering with non-profit organization, West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH), to host a digital food drive to alleviate hunger and to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to food this holiday season.
Attendees at the event can scan a QR code to make donations, which will be delivered directly to West Side Campaign Against Hunger. There will also be a raffle during the festivities to raise money for the organization with the chance to win a $500 gift card to Tavern on the Green.
Other guests in attendance included: Executive Chef Tomasz Surowka, Tavern on the Green, Executive Chef Greg Silverman, West Side Campaign Against Hunger,The Manhattan Holiday Carolers and DJ Tweed .
ABOUT TAVERN ON THE GREEN: A Central Park staple, the historic Tavern on the Green has been capturing the spirit of New York City since 1934. In 2014, co-owners Jim Caiola and David Salama re-opened Tavern with a completely redesigned space and menu that harkens back to the original landmark featuring warm, celebratory dining spaces, seasonal American fare, classic cocktails, and a robust wine list.
Tavern on the Green’s expert culinary team continues to provide an innovative menu boasting of creative takes on classic dishes. The restaurant remains one of the iconic New York City institutions, providing its customers with a one-of-a-kind experience in the city.