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Nov 21 2011

NYIT Celebrates Winter Holidays at Festival of Lights

New York, N.Y. (Nov. 21, 2011) – The NYIT community will come together to educate and celebrate different cultures at Festival of Lights on Monday, Nov. 28. 

The cultural experience at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway will offer entertainment representing the following winter holidays: Hanukkah, Christmas, Eid, Diwali, and Kwanzaa. Performances honoring each holiday will feature singers, dancers, musicians, and poets.

The event is part of Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York City’s largest holiday festival – which is organized by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District. Winter’s Eve kicks off with a neighborhood tree lighting ceremony and features free entertainment, food tastings, in-store activities, and shopping around the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

Come and enjoy food, entertainment, and culture with the community on Nov. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, located at 1871 Broadway between 61st and 62nd Streets.

On Thursday, Dec. 8, NYIT will be hosting a second Festival of Lights at the Old Westbury campus. The community is encouraged to dress in cultural attire and enjoy entertainment and food from around the world. The event will be held in Salten Hall, rooms SC-1 and SC-2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5, and all proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.

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New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.
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