Menorah Lightings in the New York City Area

Menorah Lightings in the New York City Area

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Attend a menorah lighting with your family this year in the New York City area.

Menorahs are lit during Hanukkah to commemorate the miracle of the little oil that burned for eight days and to honor Jewish ancestors. Keep the tradition alive by attending one of these special menorah lighting ceremonies in the New York City area with your familly.
 

Menorah Lightings in Manhattan

Menorah Mania - Family Chanukah Celebration 
WHEN:
 Sunday, Dec. 10, 11am
WHERE: Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St., Lower East Side 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Enjoy a scavenger hunt highlighting menorahs of all shapes and sizes and learn the illuminating history behind the synagogue’s original candelabra and lighting. There will be a Hanukkah sing-along, edible dreidels, and a take-home-your-own-menorah creation. 
WANT TO GO? $12; $6 children. 212-219-0302. eldridgestreet.org. 
 

Hanukkah Family Day 
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 10, 12-4pm
WHERE: Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side 
AGES: 3 and older 
WHAT: Celebrate the festival of lights as a family at the Jewish Museum! Build a sculptural Hanukkah lamp with funky found objects — a Jewish Museum tradition. Dance to the pop-rock tunes of Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights, sketch Hanukkah lamps from around the globe on a gallery tour, watch a unique Hanukkah story come to life through a drawing performance by Jeff Hopkins, and collaborate on a giant light collage. RSVP recommended.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors; $7.50 students; free for children 18 and younger. 212-423-3200. thejewishmuseum.org.
 

Chanukah Festival 
WHEN:
Sunday, Dec. 10, 11am
WHERE: 92Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Bursting with crafts, entertainment, make-your-own holiday treats, opportunities to give back and so much more, this festive event is not to be missed!
WANT TO GO? $18; $12 children. 212-415-5500. 92y.org.
 

FREE Lighting of the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah 
WHEN: Dec. 12-19, Sunday-Thursday, 5:30pm; Friday, 3:30pm; Saturday, 8pm
WHERE: Grand Army Plaza, Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th streets, Midtown 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Gather around the 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza to kick off the annual Jewish Festival of Lights. The menorah will be lit every night during Hanukkah with earlier and later times on the Sabbath and is not to be confused with the Brooklyn Menorah of the same name. 
WANT TO GO? nycgovparks.org.
 

Shabbat Service: Chanuka/Trivia Night
WHEN:
Friday, Dec. 15, 6:30-9pm
WHERE: St. John’s on Christopher, 81 Christopher St., West Village
AGES:
WHAT:
Menorah Lighting with Secular Humanistic Candle Blessings. Be sure to bring your own menorah and candles! Delicious catered dinner with hearty hot meal, latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). Annual Jewish Trivia Game led by TCC member and Trivia Maven Dan Wyman (pitched at all levels of Jewish knowledge and learning). Reservations for dinner must be pre-paid by 12pm, Dec. 13.
WANT TO GO?
$20; $10 children. 212-213-1002. info@citycongregation.org. citycongregation.org.
 

Menorah Lightings in Brooklyn

FREE Brooklyn's Largest Menorah Lighting 
WHEN: Dec. 12-19, see website for times
WHERE: Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West and Grand Army Plaza, Park Slope 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children. 
WANT TO GO? 646-298-9909. largestmenorah.com.
 

Chanukah Art Festival 
WHEN:
 Dec. 13-20, Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday-Wednesday, see website for times
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Learn about the ancient art of oil-pressing in an interactive olive pressing workshop, customize a doughnut, create your own bead design to add to the giant dazzling menorah, and experiment with vibrant ink and customizable stencils at a silk-screening workshop. Program varies by day, see website for complete schedule. 
WANT TO GO? $13. 718-907-8833. jcm.museum. 


RELATED: Where to Celebrate Hanukkah in NYC
 

Menorah Lightings in Westchester County

FREE 21-Foot Menorah Candle Lighting at Stew Leonard's
WHEN:
Thursday, Dec. 14, 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE:
Stew Leonard's, 1 Stew Leonard's Drive, Yonkers
AGES:
All
WHAT:
Stew Leonard's Yonkers store and Scarsdale Synagogue invites the Westchester community to celebrate Chanukah at their annual Menorah lighting celebration. The celebration begins with Cantor Chanin Becker of Scarsdale Synagogue leading traditional Chanukah sing along, followed by the lighting of a 21-foot menorah. After the lighting ceremony, all are invited upstairs to the conference room for potato pancakes (latkes) and apple sauce, jelly donuts, hot cocoa, and juice. Please bring a new, unwrapped gift for children in need. 
WANT TO GO?
914-725-5175. bit.ly/chanukaheventssstte.
 

FREE Chanukah Village 2017 
WHEN:
 Sunday, Dec. 17, 1-4pm
WHERE: Chabad of the Rivertowns, 303 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join Chabad of the Rivertowns as Main Street, Irvington is transformed into a magical holiday village with a magic show, the Inventor Mentor, holiday train ride, balloon sculpting, Chanukah crafts, latkes, hot chocolate, and more. Enjoy the community-wide menorah lighting at the end of the day. 
WANT TO GO? 914-693-6100. chabadrt.org. 

 
RELATED: Where to Celebrate Hanukkah in Westchester
 

Menorah Lightings in Rockland County

Lots of Latkes Party
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 5-6:45pm
WHERE: Congregation Sons of Israel, 300 N. Broadway, Nyack 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Build a menorah or bring your own menorah from home to light. Eat lots of lakes with friends and then dance Israeli dances with professional teachers. RSVP required: Tina Roth, 71roth@gmail.com.
WANT TO GO? $18; menorah project $10. 845-222-2656. csinyack.org.
 

FREE Menorah Lighting 
WHEN:
 Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:30pm
WHERE: Woodcliff Lake Parks, corner of Werimus & Woodcliff (by the pool), Woodcliff Lake 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Come celebrate the Festival Of Lights! 
WANT TO GO? wclnj.com. 


RELATED: Where to Celebrate Hanukkah in Rockland
 

Menorah Lightings in Bergen County, NJ  

FREE Menorah Lighting 
WHEN:
 Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:30pm
WHERE: Woodcliff Lake Parks, corner of Werimus & Woodcliff (by the pool), Woodcliff Lake, NJ 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Come celebrate the Festival Of Lights! 
WANT TO GO? wclnj.com. 


RELATED: Where to Celebrate Hanukkah in Bergen County
 

Menorah Lightings on Long Island

Menorah Lightings in Suffolk County

Holidays in the Harbor: Menorah Workshop 
WHEN:
 Sunday, Dec. 3, 12:30-1:30pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor 
AGES: 5 and older 
WHAT: Dive into the world of oil, from whale oil to olive oil. See different oil lamps from the museum's collection and create a working tiled menorah for Hanukkah. 
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org. 


RELATED: Where to Celebrate Hanukkah on Long Island 
 

FREE Annual Outdoor Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony 
WHEN:
 Wednesday, Dec. 13 , 4:30pm
WHERE: The Chai Center, 501 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy latkes, doughnuts, hot chocolate, and music. 
WANT TO GO? 631-351-8672. thechaicenter.com. 
 

FREE Annual Menorah Lighting 
WHEN:
 Saturday, Dec. 16, 4-6pm
WHERE: Heritage Center, 633 Mount Sinai Coram Road, Mount Sinai 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate the start of the Festival of Lights at the annual Heritage Trust menorah lighting, hosted by the Temple Beth Emeth. 
WANT TO GO? 631-509-0882. msheritagetrust.org. 
 

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