Passover

Where to Celebrate Passover in New York

Passover round-up

Passover is almost here! In addition to scoping out the latest kosher for Passover goodies (sriracha or red velvet macaroons, anyone?) and solidifying your seder plans, consider checking out one or more of these family-friendly events to add some extra fun to your holiday celebrations. Remember, this year Passover begins at sundown on Friday, April 3.

Brooklyn

Passover Matzah Factory
Race against the clock as you mix, punch, roll, and bake your very own matzah to take home for the holiday in only 18 minutes!!! Free with museum admission.
Jewish Children’s Museum, 792 Eastern Parkway
Sunday, March 29, Sessions @ 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Step Into: Passover
Enjoy live music with Timbalooloo, an interactive story time with Play Me a Story, holiday crafts, and other Passover-themed activities. Open to the community, for children ages 2-10.
Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 42 Smith Street
Sunday, March 29, 9 a.m-noon.

Passover Journey at the J
Get ready for Passover at this interactive, mock Passover Seder including a fun matzah hunt for the kids and delicious recipes for you to bring home. RSVP requested.
Marks JCH of Bensonhurst , 7802 Bay Parkway
Sunday, March 29, 5-7 p.m.

Special Needs – Inclusion Seder
Explore the steps of the seder and the items on the seder plate and make a take-home storyboard activity to use at our own seder. A quiet room will be available for breaks, if needed. Free. RSVP requested.
Park Slope Jewish Center, 1320 8th Avenue @ 14th Street
Sunday, March 29, 2-3 p.m.

Interactive Passover Seder
A thought-provoking seder experience complete with a fully catered, traditional Passover dinner. All age. RSVP required by March 27.
Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street
Saturday, April 4, 6-9 p.m.

Manhattan

Matzo Madness!
Head downtown for Passover fun including edible plague making, holiday art, family scavenger hunt, and a holiday sing-along with Ora Fruchter from Yellow Sneaker Puppets. All ages.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, Lower East Side
Sunday, March 29, 11 a.m.

Passover Celebration
Celebrate Passover and explore the concept of freedom. For families with children ages 2-8. Free.
Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway
Sunday, March 29, 10 a.m.-noon

Zera’im/Seeds of Early Childhood Pre-Passover Event
Hop like a frog, make Passover-themed crafts, and sing Passover songs.
Fort Tryon Jewish Center, 701 Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights
Sunday, March 29, 10 a.m.-noon

Pesach Palooza
Get in the holiday spirit with Iron Chef Passover and a gym obstacle course. Co-sponsored by Firebird/JAR Ptitsa. RSVP requested.
Congregation Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th St, Upper West Side
Sunday, March 29, 2-4 p.m.

Journey to Freedom: Pesah Experience for Young Families
Reenact the Israelite’s journey to freedom with music, dramatic play, and theater games led by Dreamcoat Experience. For families with children ages 6 and under. RSVP requested. Free
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun @ 89th Street Community House, 270 W 89th St. Upper West Side
Sunday, March 29, 10:15-11 a.m.

A “Stone Soup” Seder
Learn about Passover, eat yummy food, and take home new tips and tricks to try at your seder. RSVP requested.
The YM/YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, 54 Nagle Avenue, Washington Heights
Wednesday, April 1, 6-7:30 p.m.

Creative Family Passover Seder
Recreate the seder traditions with songs, stories, movement, and games. For families with children up to age 12. RSVP required by phone: 212.415.5500.
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, Upper East Side
Saturday, April 4, 5-7 p.m.

Queens
Passover Community Seder
Kehillat Tikvah: A Jewish Community of Hope invites people of all ages and backgrounds to share in a community seder full of stories and songs of freedom. RSVP required.
Private home in Jackson Heights, Queens, Address provided upon RSVP
Saturday, April 4, 5:30-9:30 p.m

Westchester
Pre-Passover Pasta Palooza
Indulge in a pre-Passover pasta-fest and ice cream bar for dessert while the kiddos take in a screening of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. $18 per person, $10 for children ages 3-12, free for ages 3 and under. RSVP requested.
Beth El Synagogue Center, 1324 North Ave, New Rochelle
Wednesday, April 1, 5-8 p.m.

Chol Hamoed Passover Fun Day
Kids out of school? This combo of gym class, Passover movie, snacks, and outdoor play will keep them entertained. RSVP required.
Bet Torah Nursery School, 60 Smith Avenue, Mt. Kisco
Wednesday, March 8, 9 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Hosting a seder this year? Check out these video tutorials on making the perfect chicken soup and matzah balls. Attending a seder elsewhere? Earn your host’s eternal appreciation by whipping up this delicious chocolate torte.

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