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Where to Celebrate Passover 2016 with Kids in New York

Passover is just around the corner. To help you get you in a matzah mood, we’ve rounded up a list of Passover events in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Westchester, and Queens ranging from chocolate seders to magic workshops.

Still looking for Passover seders? We’ve got that too.

Passover 2016 begins at sundown on Friday, April 22 and continues through sundown on Saturday, April 30.



Passover/Spring Break Camp
Keep the kids busy with specialties including sports, music, swimming, karate, STEM, Lego robotics, and baking. Sign up for just one day or all four. For kids in kindergarten through 6th grade, click here for more info.
Riverdale YM/YWHA, 5625 Arlington Ave, Bronx
Monday, April 25 – Thursday, April 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (early drop-off & extended day available)

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Silly Seder
A kid-friendly introduction to the Passover seder through song, dance, food, and more. RSVP requested.
Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 405 81st street
Tuesday, April 19, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

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Long Island

Chocolate Seder
Eat your fill of hametz at a pizza lunch followed by an interactive chocolate seder. Free and open to all, RSVP requested.
Central Synagogue, 430 DeMott Ave. Rockville Centre
Sunday, April 17, Noon – 2 p.m.

Chocolate Seder
Learn about Passover with the Sid Jacobson JCC while making your own chocolate seder plate. For children ages 2 – 8 years accompanied by a parent. RSVP requested.
Chocolate Works, 346 Plandome Road, Manhasset
Sunday, April 17, 4 – 5 p.m.

Passover Magic Workshop
Learn Passover-themed magic tricks from a local professional magician that will wow your seder guests. Best for ages 7 and up, RSVP requested.
Location TBD, Three Villages Area
Sunday, April 17, 7 – 8 p.m.

Great Stories: Passover
Stories, songs, and crafts with the Sid Jacobson JCC. Best for kids ages 1 – 7 and their parents/caregivers.
Barnes & Noble, 1542 Northern Blvd, Manhasset
Tuesday, April 19, 10:30 a.m.

Shababa Cooks: Passover Edition
Celebrate Passover with Shababa by creating yummy kosher-for-Passover snacks. Best for kids ages 2 – 8 and their families.
Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills
Thursday, April 28, 10:30 a.m.

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Passover & Me
Welcome Shabbat with prayers and songs, as well as a special Passover-themed activity and snack. Best for children ages 6 and under, older siblings welcome, RSVP requested.
Congregation Or Zarua, 127 East 82nd. Street, Upper East Side
Friday, April 15, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Passover at the Manny Cantor Center
Explore the traditions of Passover through music, art, storytelling, food, and more. Fun for all ages, RSVP requested.
Manny Cantor Center, 197 E Broadway, 6th floor, Downtown
Sunday, April 17, 10 a.m. – Noon

Matzo Madness!
Loads of Passover fun including edible and non-edible crafts, a sing-along, scavenger hunt, and story time. Best for children ages 4 – 11 accompanied by an adult, RSVP requested.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, Downtown
Sunday, April 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Freedom Art Jam
Get ready for Passover with art, music, and dancing with concerts by The Macaroons at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., drop-in art activities, and guided museum tours. Free with museum admission, fun for all ages.
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave @ 92nd St, Upper East Side
Sunday, April 17, Noon – 4 p.m.

The Story of Exodus with Play Me a Story
Play Me a Story re-enacts the Exodus with live Middle Eastern-style music, drama, and laughs. For families with children ages 6 and under, free, RSVP requested.
Bnai Jeshurun, 257 West 88th Street, Upper West Side
Monday, April 18, 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.

Model Passover Seder
Get inspiration for your own Seder from this catered glatt kosher meal with live music, a craft project, and PJ Library story time. The event is free, but RSVP is required.
YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, 54 Nagle Ave, Washington Heights
Wednesday, April 20, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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Young Families Passover Pandemonium
Tot Shabbat, music, crafts, and games for families with kids ages 6 months – 2nd grade, older siblings welcome. Free “bring your own bread” Shabbat dinner, sandwich fillings provided, RSVP requested.
Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, 2125 Westchester Avenue East, Rye
Friday, April 15, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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Passover seders


Passover Seders
Traditional 1st and 2nd night Passover seders. RSVP requested.
Cong. Bnai Avraham/Chabad of Brooklyn Heights, 117 Remsen St
Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23, 8:15 p.m.

Long Island

Passover Seder
Welcome the first night of Passover with a seder full of songs and stories led by the Rabbi Ben Herman and Cantor Barry Black. Open to all ages, RSVP requested.
Jericho Jewish Center, 430 N Broadway, Jericho
Friday, April 22, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Congregational Seder
A traditional kosher-for-Passover seder led by synagogue clergy with musical accompaniment. RSVP requested.
Temple Or Elohim, 18 Tobie Lane, Jericho
Sunday, April 23, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Casual Second Night Seder
A festive family-friendly seder night led by synagogue clergy with fun, songs, and games. RSVP requested, bring your own kosher wine.
Congregation Tifereth Israel, 40 Hill Street, Glen Cove
Saturday, April 23, 6 p.m.


Escape from Egypt – First Night Seder
An interactive, kid-friendly family seder with a fun re-enactment of the Exodus story. Geared toward families with young children, RSVP requested.
Chabad of the West Side, 166 West 97th Street, Upper West Side
Friday, April 22, 7 p.m.

First Night Seder
Sutton Place Synagogue’s 40th annual Passover seder. Open to all ages, vegetarian meals available if requested, RSVP requested.
Friday, April 22, 6:15 – 9 p.m., Upper East Side

Pesach Seder with Chabad Israel Center
Enjoy a community seder with hand-baked matzah, four cups of wine, songs, and a delicious dinner in a warm and heimische environment. RSVP requested.
Liederkranz Ballroom, 6 E 87th St, Upper East Side
Friday, April 22, 8 – 10 p.m.

Creative Family Passover Seder
A playful, interactive, and meaningful family seder led by Rebecca Shoffer, Director of Jewish Family Engagement and Matt Check. For families with children ages 0 -12, RSVP required
92nd St Y, 92nd & Lexington Ave, Upper East Side
Saturday, April
23, 5 p.m.

Second Night Seder
An interactive, clergy-led seder with singing, storytelling and a festive kosher-for-Passover meal. RSVP requested.
Congregation Habonim, 103 West End Avenue, Upper West Side
Saturday, April 23, 6:30 – 9 p.m.


Passover Community Seder
Lay-led community seder open to people of all ages and backgrounds with a catered buffet dinner. RSVP requested.
Jackson Heights 75th St between 35th and 37th Ave, exact address given upon RSVP.
Saturday, April 23, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.


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