Long Island Family-Friendly Events Celebrating Purim 2022

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By Shara Levine

Purim 2022: Family-Friendly Activities and Events

Purim will be celebrated on March 16 this year and it is time for families to come together to commemorate the saving of the Jewish people from Haman. If you are looking for family-friendly events to do with the kids, we’ve got a list of of activities that will be hosted on Long Island.


Purim Celebration!
Lake Success Jewish Center, 354 Lakeville Road, Great Neck
March 16, 6pm
$18; free for children 12 and younger. Advanced Registration Required

Join Lake Success Jewish Center at their annual Purim Celebration! Dairy Dinner at 6pm and Megillah Reading & Costume Party at 6:45pm. Costumes, Graggers and Hamentashen… everything you all love about this joyous holiday!

Family Purim Party and Megillah Reading
Chabad of Great Neck, 400 East Shore Road, Great Neck
March 16, 6:30pm
Free, Advanced registration required

Celebrate Purim with goodie bags for kids, children’s Megillah Masquerade, live show, crafts, live DJ, and concession with pizza for sale.

Purim Family Party
Chabad of the Five Towns, 74 Maple Ave., Cedarhurst
March 17, 5:30pm
Before 3/9: $25 per adult; $15 per child. After 3/9: $50 per adult; $30 per child. Advanced Registration Required

Celebrate Purim under the Big Top with carnival games and prizes, festive meal, snow cones and cotton candy, and more!

Town of Oyster Bay Chabad: Purim Fire & Light Party
HANC, 25 Country Dr., Plainview
March 17, 5:30pm
Free, Advanced registration required

Join the Town of Oyster Bay Chabad’s annual Purim celebration. This year’s family friendly event will feature Fire & Light stunt act Keith Leaf. His laugh-a-minute show of juggling, sideshow, and comedy will keep you riveted with amazing feats to keep you talking for years. Festive music, ‘Hamantaschen’ and Pizza will be there to make celebrating the joy of Purim an experience to be remembered. All children in costume will be part of a grand prize raffle!


Hamantaschen Make & Bake
Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack
March 14, 7-8:30pm
$22; $18 members, Advanced Registration Required, Zoom option available

Bring friends and learn how to make Hamantaschen! The dough and fillings are provided and you go home with ready-made or ready-to-bake Hamantaschen.

Purim Bake Off
Chabad of the Hamptons, 17 Woods Lane, East Hampton
March 16, 6:30-7:30pm
Free, RSVP by emailing [email protected]

Bake an assortment of Purim treats to share with your family & friends, and then listen to the Megillah.

Purim in the Jungle – The Chai Center Purim Party
The Chai Center, 501 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills
March 17, 2022, 5:30pm Megillah Reading; 6:30pm Dinner/Show
$22, Advanced registration required

Purim party celebrating this joyful Jewish holiday. Buffet dinner, live music, open bar and live entertainment featuring Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix Dog Show. A Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate, Johnny leads over a dozen dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as he plays the straight man role in this wonderful slapstick comedy act like no other.

Chabad of Melville: Community Purim Banquet and Mentalist Show
Huntington Hilton, 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville
March 17, 5pm
$30; $18 children; $72 per family. Advanced Registration Required

Melville Chabad invites you for Hamanataschen, Megillah reading, Purim baskets, Masquerades and more. The grown ups will be amazed by Mentalist David Levitan while the children have their own fun with a Purim Wonderland event. Of course there will also be a delicious gourmet dinner!

This story first appeared on NewYorkFamily.com.

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