Students from PS 173/236 perform at Lord and Taylor's annual winter
It’s already beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New York City.
Twenty-seven first and second graders from PS 173/236 in the Bronx helped kick off the holiday season by performing at the opening of Lord & Taylor’s holiday window display this past week.
“I was overjoyed that the children had the opportunity to perform at this prestigious event,” PS 173/236 music teacher and choir director Ronald Osborne said. “I was very happy with how they performed. They made me so proud.”
The students, dressed in matching red sweaters, performed several holiday favorites on a stage set up in front of the store on Fifth Avenue. They sang “Jingle Bells,” “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas,” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.”
“It was the happiest day of my life,” PS 173/236 second grader Brianna Valdes said. “I never sang in front of so many people before.”
“I can’t wait to perform in front of a big crowd again,” classmate Aniyha McKnight said.
In addition to the students’ performance, the window opening event featured a song from the cast of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” and holiday wishes from Santa himself.
On December 2, Lord & Taylor will host a special day of shopping, events, and discounts to benefit The New York City Fund for Public Schools. To learn more about the shopping event, click here.
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