What is Christmas and the holidays without music? Since 2007, the BID has placed speakers on each corner along 5th Avenue from 38th St to 64th St. For 5 hours each day, from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, festive holiday songs can be heard throughout the avenue. Every year the BID receives emails and calls thanking us for the special sounds which made the holiday even more memorable.
As always, the BID wasn't satisfied with regularly recorded music. So staff went to the schools and recorded Sunset Park's own children and neighbors as they celebrated the holidays with music. When you walk down 5th Avenue, you will hear young Sunset Park children wishing Sunset Park family and friends happy holidays through music and shoutouts in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.
All the BID businesses along 5th Avenue would like to thank the following schools, churches, and organizations for allowing us to share their holiday joy with all of Sunset Park:
Bay Ridge Christian Center
St. Agatha’s School Chorus
Brooklyn Chinese American Association Youth Chorus
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Chorus