New York’s Holiday History From George Washington to Andy Warhol
27-16 23rd Ave., btw. 27th & 28th Sts., Astoria, Queens
347-451-3873 Price: $10
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In other parts of the world, Santa Claus might be coming to town, but he’s from this town! Saint Nick is the Patron Saint of New York City, and Santa as we know him is a hometown boy. In this look at New York’s holiday history, we’ll find out which of New York’s early 19th century artists and writers were the first to depict the modern Santa Claus, see which New York retailer invented holiday windows, and discover where in New York Santa got his sleigh. Along the way we’ll check out George Washington’s favorite New Year tradition, see how Santa became part of the American Revolution, and discover how St. Nick became the merriest man in Manhattan!
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