The Little North Pole is lit for the season! With an early start this year, Joe Mure held his annual show to light up his home at 144-03 Neponsit Avenue on Saturday, November 26. Warmer weather brought out some big crowds for a star-studded show that ended with a visit from Santa Claus who had toys for all of the kids in attendance.
School groups like the Scholars’ Academy and P.S. 114 choirs and the Fazio Dance Center, Xaverian Dance Team and the DREAM Dance Team warmed up the crowd. While vendors like Whit’s End, Roccos of Roc Beach, Beach Bagel, Bagel Barista Station, Divino’s, Bruno’s, Matteos, Brothers Ravioli, Cannoli Plus, Lucy’s Sausage and more kept bellies full for folks who made a donation towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Singers like Patti Blue, Alexa Giambra, Justin Gummerman, Bella Piazza, Isabella Priola, Domini Monroe, Dani Dante, Angelo Venuto, Chris Weaver of The Voice, violinist Lorenzo Larock and more performed at a show hosted by Joe Causi, Todd Wharton and Sid Rosenberg, with DJ Mugsy spinning tunes.
Some special guests stopped by to help support the cause, including Steve Van Zandt of the E-Street Band and The Sopranos, Mayor Eric Adams, and the biggest star of all, Santa Claus, who helped put a smile on kids’ faces as he gave out toys to all.
The Little North Pole will be lit all holiday season. To help support the cause, please make a donation to JDRF at LittleNorthPole.org
Photos by Katie McFadden and Theresa Racine.