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Celebrate Hanukkah in Lincoln Square

Nov 29, 2018

It's time to celebrate the "festival of lights" with delicious treats, family gathering, and some special events here in Lincoln Square. This year, the first night of Hanukkah is on Sunday, December 2. Below are some ways to celebrate this holiday around the neighborhood. 

Hosting a party? At 1900 Broadway, at the corner of 64th Street, Épicerie Boulud is offering a Hanukkah catering menu full of delicious dishes to complete your meal or provide an entire spread. Visit the store or website for more information on ordering. 

Stop by Breads Bakery at 1890 Broadway, between 62nd and 63rd Streets, to pick up some delicious sufganiyot--Hanukkah doughnuts (pictured)! Choose from several flavors like vanilla or halvah with fresh batches every day during the holiday. 

On Saturday, December 2, the Broadway Playhouse is hosting a special Hanukkah Playhouse show at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall at 129 West 67th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave). The show begins at 11:00am where the cast will 
inspire the spirit of the holiday. The show will take families on a music- and comedy-filled celebration of Hanukkah, with songs, stories, sing-alongs and audience participation games. Some children will even be invited to the stage to join the performance! Grab your tickets today. 

On Sunday December 2, join West End Synagogue for a special all-ages Hanukkah celebration. Head to 190 Amsterdam Ave at West 69th Street at 4:30pm for crafts, latkes, sufganiyot, a sing-along, and candle-lighting with the WES choir! Click here to register.

On Monday, December 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, "Chanukah on Ice NYC" is back at Wollman Rink in Central Park! Spearheaded by Chabad Family Programs of the West Side, guests can skate to live Jewish music throughout the night, accompanied by a life-sized dreidel mascot, and can also enjoy complimentary hot drinks, hotdogs, Tabatchnik soup, and traditional latkes and holiday doughnuts. Click here for more info and tickets.

On Friday, December 7, head to Stephen Wise Free Synagogue at 30 West 68th Street (between Columbus Ave and Central Park West) at 6:00pm for a special oneg to celebrate Shabbat and Hanukkah. The oneg will feature music from the Synagogue's full band while members enjoy drinks, latkes, and sufganiyot. Click here to register. 

On Sunday, December 9, celebrate Hanukkah with a live concert by Joanie Leeds at Congregation Habonim, 103 West End Ave at 65th Street. The event takes places from 3:00pm to 4:30pm and the congregation asks guests to consider donating a holiday gift for children in need. Click here for tickets. 

JCC Manhattan has an entire list of programs for Hanukkah, including family events, senior events, and more, between now and Friday, December 7. Their holiday page also lists recipes for the occasion. The JCC Manhattan is located at 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street. Click here for information. 

Also, d
on't miss Chabad of the West 60s' Menorah in Richard Tucker Park during Hanukkah. With so many great ways to celebrate Hanukkah in the area, it's hard to pick just one!