Lighting Up Our Community for 8 Nights
December 2 – December 9, 2018
Polhill Park/Beacon Visitors Center
Main Street & Route 9D
5:30pm every night, with exception of Friday, December 7 (4:30) and Saturday, December 8 (at 4:30 just before the annual Bicycle Tree Lighting)
On each of the eight nights of Hannukah, the different candles of the menorah – or in this case the wheels – will be illuminated to honor a different segment of the Beacon, NY community.
This unique bicycle/hanukkiah conceived and fabricated by sculptor Ed Benavente will be located at Polhill Park/Beacon Visitors Center alongside the BeaconArts + City of Beacon Bicycle Christmas Tree and will be lit at approximately 5:30 p.m. from Sunday December 2 through Sunday December 9, with the exception of Friday, December 7 which will be at 4:30; and Second Saturday, December 8, which will be directly before the Annual City of Beacon + BeaconArts Christmas Tree Lighting, at approximately 4:30.
Grateful thanks to sculptor Ed Benavente, the artist behind the Bicycle Menorah. In 2014, Rabbi Brent Spodek presented a maquette of the menorah at the White House’s Hannukah celebration.
Read about it here: http://philipstown.info/2014/12/26/beacon-rabbi-celebrates-hanukkah-white-house/
Visit beaconhebrewalliance.org for more information on this event, the BHA and their programs.