* Free brunch 12-3 PM provided by the Missing Link Street Ministry (3370 6th Avenue)
* Bike giftaway at Troy Bike Rescue 12-4 PM (3380 6th Avenue)
* Free family portraits by Brenda Ann Kenneally at The Sanctuary for Independent Media 12-5 PM (3361 6th Avenue)
* Caroling by members of the Grace Baptist Church at 2 PM
* Tree lighting at Freedom Square 5:30-6 PM (101st at 5th/6th Avenues)
All events are free and open to the public.
The Troy Bike Rescue bike giftaway is for youth under the age of 16 and they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a bicycle. Available bikes will be gifted on a first come, first serve basis.
Residents who are interested in the family portraits by Brenda Ann Kenneally at The Sanctuary for Independent Media are encouraged to make reservations by calling 272-2390.
Ornament decorating will be located at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Be sure to stop by between 12-5 PM to decorate an ornament!
Here is the information on the North Central Troy Toy Drive: Please bring new toys for all ages, unwrapped, to the Missing Link Street Ministry (3370 6th Avenue) from 8 AM to 6 PM through December 21. (Toys will also be received at The Sanctuary for Independent Media (3361 6th Avenue) from noon to 5 PM on Sunday, December 16.) Questions? Call Pastor Willie at (518) 421-5222.
Christmas tree donated by Eddie McAvoy of Collar City Painting, tree planter donated by Andrea Daley of the Little Italy Neighborhood Group, solar powered Christmas lights donated by the Uptown Initiative.
This celebration is the first year North Central’s diverse community groups will come together to celebrate a shared goal of bringing the spirit of the holidays back to their neighborhood. Organizers feel this yearly holiday tradition will create lasting and positive change in North Central Troy for years to come.