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Farm Animals Coming to Astoria Church for Living Nativity

Trinity Church

Dec.1, 2017 By Tara Law

Angels, shepherds, wise men and real farm animals will welcome the start of the Christmas season with a living nativity at an Astoria church.

Parishioners and Sunday school students at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 31-18 37th Street, will portray the nativity in a manger outside of the church. The nativity will be on display from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m on Dec. 10.

A donkey, a goat and a sheep from a farm upstate will be on display throughout the day.

The children will perform a Christmas song every 30 minutes.

The church has held a Christmas show in recent years, but wanted to try something different this year, said Natalia Paruz, a parishioner and organizer. The Church’s pastor, Paul Milholland, suggested a live nativity.

“It’s something we’ve never done,” said Paruz. “And nobody remembers there ever having been a live nativity in Astoria.”

All are welcome to come and see the nativity and to take pictures.

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“The nativity will be on display from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m on Dec. 10.”
“The children will perform a Christmas song every 30 minutes.”
That shift might be in violation of some sort of child labor law


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