Passover – or Pesach – 2018 is sundown Friday, March 30 through Saturday, April 7, commemorating the Exodus from slavery in Egypt, following Moses through the parting of the Red Sea into the Promised Land.
You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy these family-friendly Passover festivities in NYC.
Sunday, March 25th
Passover Family Day – This annual extravaganza at the Jewish Museum features art, music, and dancing, including the soulful sounds of ShirLaLa. Craft a holiday artifact, create a freedom painting, add to a Passover-themed installation, explore the galleries, and more. Noon to 4pm, FREE with museum admission, for ages 3 and up.
12:2pm and 2:30pm – Freedom Art Jam Schedule
- Hear kid rocker ShirLaLa or Shira Kline perform as she takes you on a musical journey with delightful twists to holiday favorites. Jump like a frog, ask the four questions, dance with tambourines, and set yourself free for Passover.
Noon – 4pm: Drop-in Art Workshops
- Sculptural Vessels – Create your own ceremonial object for the Seder table or a decorative piece for your home inspired by this Miriam Cup in the Jewish Museum collection. Sculpt a vessel and decorate it with colorful wire and beads.
- Freedom Paintings – Explore the theme of freedom using watercolor and crayon resist techniques. Express what freedom means to you by painting with bold colors and shapes or with images of people, places, and things in the world around you.
- Passover Pattern Wall – Collaborate on several large panels inspired by the patterns of artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz using playful images of matzah, objects from the Seder plate, imagery from the Passover story, or other imaginative patterns.
- Passover Pattern Postcards – Take home your own piece of the wall and design a collage postcard to share with family or friends in wishing them a joyous holiday.
- Explore the family gallery guide for the exhibition Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine… and Passover related art and objects in Scenes from the Collection.
Remember that the Jewish Museum has FREE admission every Saturday.