70th annual Promenade Holiday tree lighting highlights 2022 celebration

December 21, 2022 Brooklyn Heights Press
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As seen in this photo essay by Beth Eisgrau-Heller, traditions are honored and valued in historic Brooklyn Heights. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Garden Club, the tree lighting at the entrance to the Promenade al- ways features two elements in addition to the holiday tree: Christmas carols led by the Grace Church Chorale, and the official act of switching on the lights, performed by children of a long- standing Brooklyn family.

This year that official act fell to Henry and Noah Schippers, whose parents and grand- parents have been civic and community leaders in Brooklyn Heights. Following the ceremony and caroling, revelers walked up to the new home of the historic Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 137 Montague Street, for hot apple cider and other treats.

Deck the Halls! Grace Chorale members make a joyful noise at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange. Members Gordon Reynolds (center in the black mask) provided the pitch and Richard Mann (right) conducted it. Photo: BHP
Good tidings to you! Soprano Christine Walker enjoys a cup of hot apple cider at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange. Photo: BHP

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