Manhattan, New York is celebrating the eight-day Festival of Lights with a full schedule of events and festivities. Hanukkah will be celebrated December 2-9, 2010. This guide also includes post-Hanukkah events like the Matzo Ball and more!
Click after the jump to find out a detailed list of Hanukkah events going on in New York!
- Hanukkah In New York Event Guide 2010
- Lighting of the World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah
Everything is bigger in New York City. The Rockefeller Center tree has nothing on the world’s largest Hanukkah menorah. This 32-foot-tall, two-ton candelabra is lit by a cherry picker. The nightly lighting ceremonies will be accompanied by folk dancing and sufganiyot (holiday jelly doughnuts). On Sunday evening, December 5th, a special celebration will nclude live music, singing and dancing, “Chanukah Gelt” for the children and hot “Latkes” (potato pancakes) for everyone.
- When: December 1-8, 2010 at about 5:30PM. The celebration continues at the same time each night of Hanukkah.
- Where: Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street
- Admission: FREE
- Hanukkah Lights at the 92nd Street Y
Each night during Hanukkah, you can join the menorah lighting in the main lobby at the 92nd Street Y, dance and sing with the 92Y School of Dance and the 92Y School of Music, then end the celebration with chocolate Hanukkah gelt. On Sunday, December 5, enjoy a special Hanukkah menorah candle lighting at 5:30pm with Karina featuring the Tzofim Israeli Scouts and festive holiday sufganiyot (jelly donuts) provided by Israeli House.
- When: Wednesday, December 1 through Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 4:30PM
- Where: 92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
- Admission: FREE