November 27 - December 05
Eight days of Chanukah or Hanukkah also known as the Jewish Festival of Lights.
The following events will hold menorah lightings, family festivals and entertainment for all ages.
Hanukkah Candle Lighting
November 27, 4:30 pm
Music, singing, hot chocolate, jelly doughnuts and community spirit!
Beach 116th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Public Menorah Lighting
November 27, 6 pm
Join the JCC Chabad of LIC spread the light of Chanukah to all in Long Island City. Enjoy latkes, Chanukah cookies, chocolate gelt, a juggling show and more.
Vernon Mall, Vernon Boulevard and 50th Avenue, Long Island City
November 29, 6 pm
Welcome Shabbat and the third night of Chanukah in a fun and engaging service. Bring your menorah, candles and Thanksgiving leftovers for a potluck dinner.Latkes, beverages and desserts will be provided. Free. RSVP by November 26.
The Reform Temple of Forest Hills , 71-11 112th Street, Forest Hills
Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah!
December 1, 1 pm & 3 pm
Award-winning storyteller Robin Bady, joined by alt-rock violinist Deni Bonet, shares her
favorite stories and songs of miracles, menorahs, dreidels, and potato latkes. $10.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard
ACI Chanukah Party
December 1, 3 pm
Dreidel games, latkes and applesauce, snacks and refreshments, sing-a-long, and communal candlelighting. Bring your menorah and join in! $12/$10/$5.
Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent Street, Astoria
Christmas and Chanukah Lighting Ceremony
December 1, 5 pm
Presented by The Bayside Hills Civic Association, the celebration includes refreshments, music and a performance of holiday songs by P.S. 203's 5th grade chorus, "Les Chanteurs."
Bell Boulevard and 53rd Avenue, Bayside
A Thankful Chanukah
December 1, 5 pm
Join for a Grand Menorah Lighting in a Pumpkin Menorah, pumpkin carver demos, cookie decorating and delicious goodies.
Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue, Long Island City
Grand Menorah Lighting
December 1, 6 pm
Presented by the Chabad of Rego Park. Expect special guests including new Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.
Federoff Triangle, 67 Drive & Queens Boulevard, Rego Park
Hanukkah Story and Craft
December 2, 4 pm
Children ages 5-12 learn about Hanukkah, make a craft to take home and play a spinning top game.
Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
Community Holiday Lighting
December 2, 6 pm
Presented by Bayside Village BID. Join friends and neighbors for the lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah, Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene. Hear from local clergy, elected officials and sing along with local choirs.
Bayside Long Island Railroad, 213th Street and 41st Avenue, off Bell Boulevard
Celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa
December 3 & December 10, 3:30 pm
Local Artist Geraldine Benfante will lead children and teens in a lively discussion about the meaning of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa, and guide them in creating art to celebrate these holidays. Free. Must preregister.
East Elmhurst Public Library, 95-06 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst
Chanukah Freedom Festival: A Celebration of Lights and Latkes
December 8, 1 pm
Presented by the Samuel Field Y. A celebration of lights, latkes and the 50th year anniversary of the March on Washington.
Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck