The appearance of a gigantic evergreen tree in the park can only mean that the Bank of America Winter Village Tree Lighting is just around the corner. The tree was loaded in overnight on November 20, and will be decorated over the next several days in time for the Tree Lighting. Here is some more information about our 50 foot tall Norway spruce, generously donated this year by the Rowley family from Pearl River, NY.
|The Tree has arrived in the park. It is still wrapped tight; the branches will be unwrapped and allowed to fall over the next several days. Then, the decoration with ornaments and lights begins.|
In a statement, the Rowleys said they are “delighted that [their] tree has been chosen as the Bryant Park tree.” They always imagined that that it would be a part of something big, even when it was only 8 feet tall, the tree's height when they moved to their home in 1995. For the Rowleys, the tree embodies the magic, wonderment and togetherness of the holidays and serves as a beacon of welcome to any who should gather around it. But most importantly, as immigrants from Ireland, they hope this pine will inspire people to “dare to dream” just as they did about coming to America and settling at the farm where their dreams came true and the humble evergreen was grown.
The Tree Lighting is slated for December 2 at 6pm, so stay tuned to the blog for more details about the lineup.