Adelphians Help Set Up Little North Pole Event!

Class of 2022 member Yura points out the giant dreidels that were created and donated by Adelphi.

BAY RIDGE – It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn students and staff spent a recent Saturday morning decorating the Neponsit Beach, Queens home of longtime Adelphi supporter and friend Joseph Mure Jr., a prominent attorney who hosts the Annual Little North Pole event at his home each year to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Adelphians volunteered to help transform Mr. Mure’s home into a winter wonderland in time for this year’s event, to be held on Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Adelphi Academy is proud to once again serve as a major sponsor and supporter of this event.

Adelphi’s volunteers unloaded hundreds of life-sized decorations from the delivery truck and assisted in placing them around the property. From life-sized toy soldiers to Santa statues to snowmen, the holiday spirit was put on full display. Adelphi Art Instructor Ms. Nikki Fregara also led talented student-artists in hand-painting giant dreidels that had been created by Adelphi years ago for this annual event, as well as other items in need of a touchup.

“Mr. Mure is a proud supporter of the Academy and a wonderful example to our students of what dedication, community and charity truly means,” said Adelphi’s Director of Academy Operations Mr. Albert C. Corhan. “Adelphi is proud to support him and the Little North Pole event each year, which raises thousands of dollars to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.”

Class of 2022 member Richard helps to unload the truck!

Adelphi Art Instructor Ms. Nikki Fregara right) and Class of 2022 member Isabelle touch up one of the decorations!

The annual event draws thousands of visitors each year and features live musical performances from professional recording artists as well as local student groups, plus delicious food, refreshments and lots of surprise celebrity guests. Santa Claus himself typically attends in dramatic fashion, entering the event via helicopter!

Adelphi’s Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos said, “Adelphi has a long and rich history of giving back to our community and those around us, especially during the holidays. Our involvement in the Little North Pole is such a wonderful experience for our students and our school community and is an excellent example of Adelphi’s willingness to give back to causes that truly capture the holiday spirit.”

As the oldest private, independent, continuing, coeducational, college-preparatory day school in the borough and one of the oldest in the nation, Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, “the little school of big dreams” has been “effectively preparing  young people for college, career, and life, one day at a time” for over 150 years.  Founded in 1863 and located in the historic Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, Adelphi enrolls students from three years of age through twelfth grade.  A strong emphasis is placed on small class size, individualized attention, self-expression, critical thinking and challenging hands-on learning through Adelphi’s founding philosophy and dedication to the education of the “total child.” Adelphi students excel within a small, intimate, safe, caring, nurturing, and secure environment through Adelphi’s core values and founding principles of pride, tradition, spirit, and excellence. The student-teacher ratio is 8 to 1 and Adelphi is a New York State Regents Exempt Program with a 100% college application, acceptance and attendance rate. A founding member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Adelphi receives its charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and has been a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1928. Ms. Iphigenia Romanos serves as Head of School.

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Photos courtesy of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn