The holiday season comes alive at MetroTech Commons Monday, December 2, at 5:30 p.m. Join Forest City Ratner Companies Executive Chairman Bruce Ratner and President and CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin for the 24th annual MetroTech tree lighting with Santa Claus, Shaun Livingston of the Brooklyn Nets and a performance from Tony Award-winning poet and playwright Lemon Andersen.Last year's event
Residents and visitors will enjoy festive carols from the Brooklyn Tech High School Chorus and take pictures with friends, family and neighbors in the holiday-inspired photo booth. To warm up, there will be hot chocolate and cookies courtesy of Luciano's and coffee provided by Starbucks.
The event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: Monday, December 2, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: MetroTech Commons, in front of 2 MetroTech Center. MetroTech Center is located in Downtown Brooklyn between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue, and Willoughby Street and Tech Place.
WHO: Brooklyn Nets player Shaun Livingston, Tony Award-winner Lemon Andersen, Forest City Ratner Companies Executive Chairman Bruce Ratner, Forest City Ratner Companies President and CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin, Santa Claus, Brooklyn Tech High School Chorus.
FCRC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., owns and operates 34 properties in the New York metropolitan area. Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $10.7 billion in total assets. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. For more information, visitwww.forestcity.net.
This seems a step up from last year, which, as the Brooklyn Eagle reported 11/20/12:
Today from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., MetroTech will hold its annual tree-lighting ceremony on the MetroTech Commons. There will be holiday songs by the Catfish Stew jazz band and the Brooklyn Technical High School band. In addition, there will be a special performance by the P.S. 146 elementary-school chorus, and Santa himself will make an appearance. The Christmas Tree itself, a 45-foot Norway spruce tree, comes from the mountains of North Carolina. The event will be hosted by Bruce Ratner, CEO of Forest City Ratner (owner of MetroTech), and the Rev. Herbert Daughtry of the House of the Lord Church.