Opening Night, December 13th, 6pm
New City, NY – Supervisor George Hoehmann announced today, the Town of Clarkstown is opening its second annual Winter Wonderland at the beautiful Congers Lake Memorial Park from December 13th to January 1st.
Each year, Recreation Superintendent, Elaine Apfelbaum, and the Recreation Department construct LED light displays through a portion of the walking trail surrounding the Congers Community Center located at 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers. Families will be able to stroll through the walkway and look at all the beautiful Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holiday light displays while listening to festive music.
Supervisor George Hoehmann said, “So many of us enjoy Congers Lake during the nice weather and now we can continue to enjoy the park during the holidays too.”
All residents are invited to attend the grand opening of the Winter Wonderland on Thursday, December 13th at 6pm. The Town will light the tree and turn on the LED light displays. That night, there will also be a visit from Santa, horse drawn wagon rides, s’mores, bounce houses, lego train display, funky sock contest, and light refreshments.
The Winter Wonderland light display will be open daily from December 13th to January 1st from 5pm to 9:45pm. Also, throughout the month the Town will be collecting socks for a local homeless shelter. The horse drawn wagon rides will also be available on December 14, 20, 21 from 6pm-8:30pm for a fee of $2 per person (cash only).
Residents are also encouraged to register for some of the festive programs being held at the Congers Community Center throughout the month of December. Some of the programs include canvas painting, creative glass and bottle painting, rustic winter sign craft, flashlight candy can hunt, create lego winter scene, and holiday box craft.
New this year, on December 27th the Town will have fireworks over Congers Lake at 7pm, after the Matty Roxx holiday concert for children at 6pm inside the Community Center.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer the residents of Clarkstown all these fun Winter Wonderland activities,” concluded Supervisor Hoehmann. “Thanks to our Recreation staff for creating such a great variety of programs for all of us. I hope to see many of you in Congers this holiday season!”
The Winter Wonderland was sponsored by a number of businesses through the Recreation Let It Shine program. The VIP sponsors include: Danny Clapp Landscaping, Crystal Run Healthcare, Orange Bank and Trust Company, Suez, Tilcon, Sterling National Bank, Inter County Alarm Systems, Jacob J. Katz & Co. Insurance, Hiep Sanitation, Maser Consulting, EA Morse & Company Inc, All Bright Electric, DCAK-MSA Architecture and Engineering P.C., Hauser Brothers, Fieldpro Enterprises LLC, Clarkstown PBA, and IBEW Local Union 363. Peter Brega, Inc, Hush Electric, Helmer Cronin, Field Pro, and Yaboo Fence.
Members of the media are welcome to schedule an advanced tour of the Winter Wonderland. Please call the Supervisor’s office (845-639-2050) to schedule.