Stony Brook Holiday Festival Enjoyed by APIA Families & Au Pairs

Sunday, December 3rd was the annual Stony Brook Village Holiday Festival.  This year APIA was one of the sponsors of the festival.  Host families and au pairs came together to decorate the APIA International Peace Tree.  Decorations were made by au pairs and host children.

Santa arrived on a fire truck and then listened to the wishes of the children.

The new 14 foot tall Legends and Spies parade came next.  The parade celebrated the Culper Spy Ring of Setauket that helped win the Revolutionary War for America’s independence.  Also featured was Ward Melville, the Stony Brook businessman, conservationist and philanthropist. He supported the restoration and preservation of historic buildings in the area to encourage his vision of a New England village in Stony Brook.  The event was run by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization.

Their are 70 trees on the Promenade of Trees that will be on view until the New Year!  The day included a petting zoo, music, and a model train exhibit. 

The day concluded with Santa and friends lighting the big tree on the Village Green!

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