Columbia Supports Harlem BID’s Holiday Lights on 125th Street

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

holiday lights and family activities on 125th Street

Columbia University joined other area businesses and institutions in supporting the 125th Street Business Improvement District’s annual holiday lights and family activities on 125th Street during the 2014 holiday season.

Each year music, in-store and street activities, and festive lights signal that the holidays are near.  This winter season was no different as the 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) installed decorative lighting and a holiday tree along the 125th Street corridor, complemented by family friendly activities.  The kickoff event was marked by an evening of holiday music, a Children’s Scavenger Hunt and a Parade of Lights as the holiday lights were illuminated along the corridor.  Once again, Columbia University joined other area businesses and institutions to extend support for this annual celebration.

Tourists on a New York Sightseeing Bus in Harlem

Victoria Mason-Ailey (bottom left), associate vice president for planning & community affairs at Columbia University, joined Barbara Askins (center), president and CEO of the 125th Street BID, and other community leaders in celebrating the holiday lights on 125th Street.