Take a look at some family and kid-friendly Hanukkah events happening in the Manhattan area this holiday season!
Health Plus Kidz Cook: Hanukkah Treats
Kids learn to make gourmet potato latkes. December 11 at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30pm. Age: TOD, YE, TW. $6; FREE members and children under 1. Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island. 718-273-2060; www.statenislandkids.org.
Annual Chanukah Celebration
Adults will enjoy a program of Chanukah memories and experiences drawn from "How to Spell Chanukah: 18 Writers Celebrate 8 Nights of Lights," and children will have their own dreidl games and Chanukah activities. A candlelighting ceremony and service will also be included. RSVP required. December 11 at 6pm. All ages. $17; $12 children ages 4-13. Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street. 212-213-1002; www.citycongregation.org.
Hanukkah Dinner With Karina
Light the menorah and Shabbat candles, eat latkes and challah, and celebrate Hanukkah and Shabbat at the same time. December 11 at 6pm. All ages. $20; $10 children; FREE children under 2. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. 212-415-5500; www.92y.org.
Hanukkah Lights With Karina
Participate in the annual Hanukkah lighting with song and dance and enjoy chocolate Hanukkah gelt candies. December 12 at 4:30pm. All ages. FREE. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. 212-415-5500; www.92y.org.
Celebrate Hanukkah at the Staten Island Children's Museum
Kids can make and take home their own Hanukkah menorah. December 12 at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Age: TOD, YE, TW. $6; FREE members and children under 1. Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island. 718-273-2060; www.statenislandkids.org.
Christmas Service and Hanukkah Celebration for Interfaith Families
The service is designed by members of the Interfaith Community to convey the essential meaning of Christmas to interfaith families. A Hannukah celebration and festive gathering follows the service. RSVP is required. December 13 at 4pm. Age: YE, TW, TE, AD. $60/family; $25/person. St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 225 W. 99th Street. 212-870-2544; www.interfaithcommunity.org.
Chanukah Celebration For Kids
Join Klezmer musician and acclaimed story-teller Yale Strom for a lively Chanukah program filled with music, songs, and stories. December 13 at 4:15pm. All ages. FREE. City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, 15 West 86th Street. 212-213-1002; www.citycongregation.org.
Latkes and Applesauce
A performance of songs and scenes by some of New York's funniest writers, including a Hanukkah version of "A Christmas Carol," a mother and daughter making latkes together, a parody of "American Idol," the story of "Thomas, the Shammus," and the rousing klezmer-inspired title tune. December 13 at 11am. Age: YE, TW. $20. Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67 Street. 212-501-3330; www.kaufman-center.org.
Dreidel Spin Off
Learn how to play the dreidel game, then make your own dreidel. December 13 at 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Age: YE. $10. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street. 212-721-1223.
Danna Banana brings his joy, musicality, and wit for a retelling of the Hanukkah story filled with games, song, and humor. December 13 at 2pm. All ages. $10. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street. 212-721-1223.
Family Celebration at the Jewish Museum
Visit The Jewish Museum for special Hanukkah tours and a Hanukkah concert featuring the kiddie-rock stylings of singer Shira Kline. Hanukkah tours are at 2:15pm on December 15, 17, 22, 24, and 29. Concert on December 13 at 2pm. All ages. Admission (includes a tour): $12; $7.50 students; FREE children under 12. Concert tickets: $16; $11 children. The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street. 212-423-3200; www.thejewishmuseum.org.