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What to Do This Weekend in New York

June 2015

Let’s face it. Except for the bravest among us, it just isn’t going to be pool or beach weather this weekend. Looking for plans? We’ve put together a list of things to do that will keep everyone in the family happy without bathing suits or water wings. So throw on a fleece, pack up those snacks, and head out the door!

Manhattan

Open House at West End Synagogue
Wine and cheese for grown-ups, kids’ activities for grades K-3, and babysitting for the littlest ones, followed by a musical Friday night service and Shabbat dinner (including pizza for the kids!). Free and fun for all ages.
West End Synagogue, 190 Amsterdam Ave. (at 69th Street), Upper West Side
Friday, June 5, 5-8 p.m
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PJ Goes to Camp!
Enjoy a summer adventure with crafts, PJ Library story time, snacks, and a kids’ concert with Sheldon Low. Free, for children ages 0-8,
Temple Israel NYC, 112 E. 75th St., Upper East Side
Thursday, June 11, 3-5 p.m.

Brooklyn

Summer Stoop Shabbat
Celebrate Shabbat on the stoop of the Park Slope Jewish Center with stories, songs, snacks, and fun. Pop on by for a quick visit or stay for the whole time. Free and fun for all ages!
Park Slope Jewish Center, 1320 8th Ave. @ 14th St.
Friday, June 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Israel on Nostrand Ave. Festival
Celebrate Israel at this outdoor festival including a kibbutz petting zoo, inflatables, live music, dancing, crafts, and a toddler area. Kosher food available for purchase. Free admission, fun for all ages.
Nostrand Avenue between Avenues U and V
Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Long Island

Celebrate Israel Festival
Celebrate Israel with carnival games, a bounce house, Israeli dancing, Krav Maga, and more. Free admission, all ages.
Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow
Sunday, June 7, 4-6:30 p.m.

Westchester

Rosenthal JCC Children’s Carnival
Games, rides, live entertainment, and fun for all ages including a carousel, rock climbing, bouncy castles, karaoke, and a magical beauty salon. Proceeds support programs for children with special needs and their families. Free admission.
Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Rd., Pleasantville
Sunday, June 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Learn some new summer recipes using fresh herbs from the JCC garden. For families with babies through preschoolers. RSVP requested.
Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Rd., Pleasantville
Tuesday, June 9, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

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