First, a reminder to get tickets for the 6th Annual Latke Festival on Monday and add some international and gourmet sizzle to Hannkkah. Join chefs from top NYC restaurants for cooking demonstrations and tastes at this special event, which supports a children’s charity. There’s also contests for the best latkes as voted by attendees and by a panel of foodie judges. See this recent NYCOTC posting for the list of participating chefs and ticket information..
Enjoy a FREE concert by the National Yiddish Theatre, with traditional holiday melodies and hot contemporary klezmer. 12:30pm at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, formerly called the World Financial Center, in Lower Manhattan. Event website.
JCC Manhattan has its annual FREE Hanukkah open house Sunday, 11:30 to 1pm, with music, food, and crafts activities for the kids, with special attention to special needs children. JCC is at Amsterdam Avenue and 76th St. JCC events calendar.
The annual Family Hanukkah Program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage includes a workshop for kids to create holiday-themed decorations and toys, a mini-tour of the museum, and the popular Memorah Madness concert with Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children 10 and under. Click here to purchase tickets, which includes museum admission. The Museum of Jewish Heritage is in Battery Park.
The annual Family Hannukah Program at the Jewish Museum gives kids the chance to add their talent to a holiday mural, decorate dreidls, guided gallery tours and Hanukkah storytelling. Also, kid rocker Shira Kline performs a musical re-enactment of the Hanukkah story, full of heroes, drama, and miracles. Hear tunes from her holiday album such as “Chanukah Bamba,” “This Little Light of Mine,” and more. The entire program is free with museum admission, which is $15 for adults, free for children 18 and under, plus discounts for seniors and students. The Jewish Museum is on Fifth Avenue at 92nd St.
The World’s Largest Menorah will be lit every evening at sunset on Fifth Ave. at 58th St., between the Plaza Hotel and the Apple Retail Store.