Long Island Hanukkah Events 2017


Children’s Storytime
Let the magic of the holidays sweep your children off their feet with a heartwarming storytime and craft led by Rabbi Alysa Graf from The Port Jewish Center. Children of all ages are welcome. The Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main St., Port Washington. thedolphinbookshop.com Free. 11 a.m. Dec. 3.

Hands on Hanukkah
Bring the entire family to the Macy’s wing for an afternoon of Hanukkah-themed crafts, face-painting, cookie decorating and games! Handsome Harry the magician will be delighting the audience with a live magic show at 2 p.m. Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove jewishwithoutwalls.org Free. 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10.

Hands on Hanukkah
With live music by Darlene Graham, this festive event provides the perfect opportunity to get into the holiday spirit. Located in front of Saks, there will be art projects, crafts and more. Walt Whitman Mall, 160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. jewishwithoutwalls.org Free. 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10.

Menorah Lighting
Mouthwatering latkes, hot chocolate, and gelt will be passed around as friends join together for the annual Ronkonkoma Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Hanukkah songs and prayers will be led by Rabbi Moss of Temple B’nai Israel. Raynor Beach County Park, 11 Lake Shore Rd, Lake Ronkonkoma ronkonkomachamber.com Free. 7-8 p.m. Dec. 12.

Menorah Lighting
The Menorah will be lit each night in a beautiful gathering for friends and family at the historic Chamber of Commerce. Holiday themed goodies will be bountiful! Chamber of Commerce, 359 Lake Ave # A, St James. stjameschamber.org Free. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12-19

Chanukah Experience
Follow along the Chanukah Adventure Trail in an exciting parade with antique cars, fire trucks, and plenty of holiday spirit. Celebrate after the parade with warm latkes, donuts and a holiday raffle, all culminating with the lighting of a grand 12-foot menorah to kick off your season! Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 2174 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. chabadjewishlife.org Free. 6 p.m. Dec. 13.

Chanukah Party
An annual party in honor of Chanukah, this splendid celebration will feature a dinner catered by the Kosher Emporium, a menorah lighting and an entertaining performance by comedian Warren Schein and his pianist. Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org $26-$32. 6 p.m. Dec. 14.

Teen Chanukah Party
Tell your kids about the hippest Chanukah Party on Long Island! This get together is the perfect occasion for your sons and daughters to make friends and celebrate the season in a teen-only event filled with holiday spirit. Chabad Lubavitch-Larchmont and Mamaroneck, 921 W Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck. jewishlarchmont.com Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 14.

Chanukah Wonderland
Meet Judah the Maccabee at this fun-filled family event with donut decorating, latke making, sand art, an olive press workshop and many more exciting holiday activities. The Chai Center, 501 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills. thechaicenter.com RSVP $10 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 17.

Chanukah Bowl
Whether you get a strike, spare, or miss the pins all together, you can celebrate with Latkes and Donuts at this two-hour unlimited Cosmic Glow-In-The Dark Bowling event! Bowlmor Lanes, 2183 Jericho Tpke., Commack. thechaicenter.com RSVP $12. 3-5 p.m. Dec. 17.

Donuts and Dreidels
Try the gourmet selection of Donuts at Port Washington’s “Donut Bar” while participating in holiday crafts, music and songs! What’s better than a donut to go with your gelt? East Main & Main, 250 E Main St., Port Jefferson. jewishwithoutwalls.org Free. 3-5 p.m. Dec. 17.

Holiday Poker
Calling all dads! A low-key evening with the boys. The dads are getting their dreidels out for a holiday edition of Thursday night poker. Register to receive further details. jewishwithoutwalls.org 8 p.m. Dec. 21.