Purim is over, but there is still a lot of family-friendly fun to be had in New York this March. You can have a pajama party on Long Island, volunteer at Bushwick City Farms in Brooklyn, dance to the beat with the Paper Bag Players in Manhattan or with Shira and Friends in Staten Island, or check out a tot Shabbat in Westchester.
Brought to you in partnership with PJ Library in New York
PJ Library: It’s Time for Shabbat
Learn about Shabbat, create a take-home craft project, and enjoy a pizza lunch. For children ages 4 – 6 years and their families. RSVP requested.
Union Temple of Brooklyn, 17 Eastern Parkway, 4th fl
Saturday, March 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Family Volunteer Day – Farming at Bushwick City Farms
Join Repair The World and PJ Library for a day of mulching, planting, fixing, and cleaning to help Bushwick City farms get ready for spring and summer. Advance registration requested, please bring a hat and a bottle of water, gloves and snacks will be provided. Free
Bushwick City Farms, 354 Stockton St
Sunday, March 19, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
PJ’s & Prayer
Enjoy songs, stories, and hot chocolate. For families with children ages 8 and under.
Temple Chaverim, 1050 Washington Ave
Friday, March 24, 6 – 7 p.m.
Swing Into Spring Shabbat Celebration
Get ready for spring and celebrate Shabbat with singing, dancing, and PJ Library story time. For children ages 8 and under and their families.
Central Synagogue- Beth Emeth, 430 Demott Ave, Rockville Centre
Saturday, March 25, 10 – 11 a.m.
Preschoolers get a chance to bake their own matzah and learn about Passover. RSVP requested.
Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd, Roslyn
Sunday, March 26, 10 – 10:45 a.m.
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PJ Library Pajama Havdalah
Rock your favorite pajamas and say goodbye to Shabbat with PJ Library stories, crafts, and music. RSVP requested.
Central Synagogue’s Community House, 123 East 55 St
Saturday, March 18, 4 p.m.
The Paper Bag Players: Trip to the Moon
Whimsical stories and live music against the backdrop of the group’s trademark cardboard and paper sets.
The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave
Sunday, March 19, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Bubbie’s Kitchen Family Event at the Y
Create traditional Passover dishes with a guest chef. For families with toddlers through middle school. RSVP required.
YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood, 54 Nagle Ave
Sunday, March 26. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Concert: Shira & Friends
An upbeat and family-friendly performance by Jewish rocker Shira Kobren and her band. Part of the Staten Island Jewish Music Festival.
Temple Israel Reform Congregation, 315 Forest Ave
Wednesday, March 15, 4 – 5 p.m.
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Bim Bam Shabbat
Sing Shabbat songs, listen to stories, and have challah and grape juice. Best for toddlers and preschoolers, RSVP requested. Organized by Ramah Day Camp in Nyack and PJ Library.
Irvington Public Library, 12 S Astor St, Irvington
Friday, March 24, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.