Light the menorah, spin the dreidl, eat latkes, and join the fun at these family-friendly Hanukkah events in New York City this weekend. Some are free, some are ticketed, and you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy them:
Jewish Museum: FREE to visit on Saturdays. This Saturday is a good time to visit the historic menorahs and other Hanukkah memorabilia. The Jewish Museum is at Fifth Avenue and 92nd St.
West End Synagogue Hanukkah Celebration: Entertainment by puppeteer Len Levitt, who has appeared on the Israeli version of Sesame Street, a puppet-making workshop, and more.From 4-7pm. Tickets are $5 per person, or a maximum of $18 per family. Make a reservation to ensure space. West End Synagogue is at 69th Street and Amsterdam Ave.
Jewmongous Unkosher Comedy Songs: This musical send-up of the holidays is with Sean Altman, founder of Rockapella. Best of all, it’s FREE. 9pm at the BAMcafe, Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. Event website
Delancey to Donuts: Lower East Side walking tour traces the Jewish history of the neighborhood, including a stop at a synagogue, now a museum, dedicated to Greek-Jewish history. See the recent NYCOTC posting for full details.
Hot Peas ‘n’ Butter: Shake, rattle and roll to the happy sounds of this playful group, familiar to kids who watch Nickelodeon and Noggin. Their music is infused with Latin, Afro-Caribbean, jazz, folk and rock influences, and the tunes they perform is just as international. The concert is at 11:30am Sunday at the Jewish Museum. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for children. Event website