The Von King Conservancy marked this year’s Christmas holiday season with its first ever Christmas Tree Lighting in Herbert Von King Park and a Holiday Party and Fundraising Event with 500 Men Making a Difference on Saturday December 12.
The Von King Conservancy was officially launched this year by 500 Men Making a Difference. The Christmas Tree Lighting is meant to start a tradition that will bring joy to the hearts of community residents and signal a rebirth of the spirit of giving in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood. More than 150 local community leaders and residents attended the tree lighting ceremony at Herbert Von King Park, which included entertainment from local performers and a supportive declaration from New York State Senator Walter Mosely.
The Von King Park Conservancy held its first ever Halloween Festival in Bedford-Stuyvesant on October 28th in the south west corner of the 8-acre park which the conservancy has transformed into a sitting garden. Brooklyn’s 79th Police Precinct joined the conservancy in sponsoring the fun-filled event which featured a festive “pumpkin patch” decorated with pumpkins, bales of hay, scarecrows and goblins to set the Halloween mood; a haunted house to scare adventurous visitors; and plenty of cider, candy, games and spooky stories for Bedford-Stuyvesant residents to enjoy.