NYC is a festival of lights this holiday weekend, because both the Hanukkah menorah and the Christmas tree are sparkling brightly all over town. Enjoy these Hanukkah events and performances this weekend —
Satuurday, December 24th —
Join Jewish comedians Ray Ellin, Lenny Marcus, MODI, Dan Naturman as they take humorous shots at that “other” big December holiday, for a laugh-in called “A Delightfully Jewish Christmas”. It’s at BB King’s, 237 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets. Doors open at 6 PM, the show starts at 8 PM.
Sunday, December 25th —
Emma Lazarus is known as the poet of immigrants, those huddled masses yearning to breathe free, as she wrote in her timeless poem about the Statue of Liberty. I Lift My Lamp: A Statue-esque Hanukkah is a celebration of the immigrant experience, and Lady Liberty, at The Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan, with Statue-inspired crafts for kids (noon to 3:30 PM), tours, and a a day-long roster of films in which Lady Liberty appear, including An American Tail and Ghostbusters. The film screenings and crafts for kids are included in admission, which is $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.
The Macaroons are a trio of playful entertainers who perform Jewish spins on popular pop-rock tunes and other familiar melodies, along with audience participation games. At the Jewish Museum, three performances on Sunday, Christmas Day, at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for children under $12. Click here to purchase tickets.
The Maccabeats are a group of a cappella singers who began performing together as students at Yeshiva University. Enjoy their up-tempo version of popular songs — Jewish and not — at BBKings on Sunday. The show is at 7:30 PM, doors open at 6 PM. Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.