Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tree Lighting in Norwood

This year on December 15th the weather Gods were kind and gave us spring like temperatures. Community Board 7 residents came out in large numbers for the ceremony. Over the last few years I have made photos of my neighbors at various community events. It is a privilege to document the growing up of our children and new additions to families and our community. Due to the Magical nature of Norwood, the adults are not adding years just wisdom!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a very Happy and Prosperous 2012.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe in Norwood

10 days ago on a Sunday, live music from the street made its way into our living room. Curiosity insisted that the whole family investigate. 60 feet below at street level, we observed a colorful procession of people in traditional costumes, carrying icons of the Virgin Mary and flowers, lots of flowers. At the back of the parade was a predominantly wind and percussion band. Curiously, unlike the rest of the parade, the band was mostly devoid of color. They made up for it with their enthusiastic music.

Camera in hand, I gave chase down Tryon Avenue and finally caught up with my neighbors at the Woodlawn cemetery. The procession with a police escort, meandered through the neighborhood before culminating at St. Ann’s Church on Bainbridge Avenue. I would like to thank my fellow Norwood residents, for letting me document them celebrating their faith with their families. It was a moving experience for me.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tree Lighting at Fordham Road

Compared to the past, this year the turn out at The Fordham road BID tree lighting event was much larger. Santa and New York City comptroller John C. Liu were among the many officials present. As always, it was a pleasure making photographs of my fellow Bronx residents.