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Where to Celebrate Purim on Long Island

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The holiday of Purim is just around the corner, so dust off those costumes and get ready to nosh on some hamentaschen!  Purim begins this year at sundown on Wednesday, March 4th and continues until sundown Thursday, March 5th, but the festivities begin before and continue on after the actual date of the holiday.

Here’s where to celebrate Purim near you:

Purim Character Breakfast
Make crafts, bake hamentaschen, play games, sing songs, and show off your costume while marching in a Purim parade. For toddlers and preschoolers, RSVP requested.
Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills
Sunday, March 1, 9:30 a.m.

Community Purim Carnival
Come in costume and enjoy games and activities for all ages including inflatables, face painting, and carnival booths. Admission is free, tickets for food and activities available for purchase.
Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Court, Oceanside
Sunday, March 1, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Purim Carnival
Fun and games for children of all ages.
Central Synagogue of Nassau County, 430 DeMott Avenue, Rockville Centre
Sunday, March 1, Noon

Purim Extravaganza
Purim entertainment galore including balloon animals, face painting, bubbles, singing, dancing, and more, followed by a megillah reading and dessert reception. $10 per family RSVP requested.
Jericho Jewish Center, 430 N Broadway, Jericho
Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.

Family-Friendly Megillah Reading
Dress up in costume and join the costume parade. Bring a box of kosher macaroni and cheese to double as a grogger and then donate it to feed the hungry.
Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Avenue, Huntington
Wednesday, March 4, 7-8 p.m.

JWOW Purim Mitzvah Day
Add some good deeds to your Purim celebration with Jewish Without Walls. Read Purim stories and make crafts with the seniors at Gurwin Jewish Nursing Center. For kids and families ages 7 and under, free.
Gurwin Jewish Nursing Center, 68 Hauppauge Rd, Commack
Sunday, March 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Need a quick reminder of the Purim story? We’ve got you covered.

Want to bake some hamentaschen to celebrate? Check out these traditional ones, or go crazy with cookie butter or rose water and pistachios. Not a baker? Try these rice-krispie treat ones instead.

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