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Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center

On November 30th, Scholars traveled with BHGHNY Executive Director Brad Zervas and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Mary Lanning to partake in one of NYC's most celebrated traditions, the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. Before departing, scholars had the honor of meeting a group of injured combat veterans from the local branch of the Wounded Warriors Project. After dinner, BHGHNY scholars and staff accompanied the Warriors in a police escort to Rockefeller Center where they were ushered through the droves of people lining the streets near the tree. Once reaching their destination, scholars enjoyed music from some of the most popular musicians of today, including, Justin Bieber. Along with over half a million bystanders, scholars partook in the countdown, viewed around the world, when the lights on the tree in Rockefeller center were switched on to begin the holiday season.