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Passover 2014 family activities in NYC

Celebrate Passover throughout NYC with family activities where kids can learn about the holiday through everything from seders to scavenger hunts.

  • Passover 2014 family activities: Preservation Detectives: Chocolate Plagues & Matzo Madness? Dayenu! at the Museum at Eldridge Street

  • Passover 2014 family activities: The Mama Doni Band: Passover Palooza at Streit's Matzo Factory

  • Photograph: Courtesy Kaufman Music Center

    Passover 2014 family activities: Poppy Seed Players: Schlemiel Crooks—A Passover Musical at Merkin Concert Hall

  • Photograph: Randi L. Klein

    Passover 2014 family activities: Holiday Workshops: Passover at the JCC in Manhattan

  • Photograph: Courtesy ShirLaLa

    Passover 2014 family activities: Passover with ShirLaLa at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

  • Courtesy the DiMenna Children's History Museum

    Passover 2014 family activities: Macy's Sunday Story Time: Passover

  • Passover 2014 family activities: Shababa Creative Family Passover Seder at 92Y

  • Photograph: Courtesy of Baby Loves Disco

    Passover 2014 family activities: Freedom Art Jam at the Jewish Museum

Passover 2014 family activities: Preservation Detectives: Chocolate Plagues & Matzo Madness? Dayenu! at the Museum at Eldridge Street

The city is brimming with fun and educational family activities to celebrate the week of Passover with the kids. (This year, Passover begins on the evening of Monday, April 14, and ends at sundown on Tuesday, April 22.) This year's events in NYC allow the whole family to enjoy dinner, music, and crafts at 92Y’s Shababa Passover seder, jam with Mama Doni before touring Streit’s Matzo Factory, learn about 10-year-old Jacob’s seder dinner with a Yankee soldier during the Civil War at the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, and even turn the plague into chocolate at the Museum at Eldridge Street. The holiday coincides with the public schools’ spring break, so the plethora of Passover family activities and events below will give little ones plenty to do!


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Preservation Detectives: Chocolate Plagues & Matzo Madness? Dayenu!

Celebrate Passover with a session of chocolate tasting, art and a brain-teasing scavenger hunt that tracks the history of Passover at the Museum at Eldridge Street. The winner receives a gift basket from Streit's Matzo Factory! Ages 4 to 10.

  1. Museum at Eldridge Street 12 Eldridge St, between Canal and Division Sts, 10002
  2. Sun Apr 6
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The Mama Doni Band: Passover Palooza

  • Free

The award-winning and much praised Mama Doni defines her style as “funky music with a Jewish twist.” This Passover, she invites families to have some “music with your matzo” with a factory tour of Streit's Matzo Factory and a live concert, free of charge. Ages 12 and under.

  1. Streit's Matzo Factory 148-154 Rivington St, at Suffolk St, 10002
  2. Sun Apr 6
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Poppy Seed Players: Shlemiel Crooks – A Passover Musical

Children get into the holiday spirit of Passover with a performance based on the children's book by award-winning author Anna Olswanger. This heartwarming and funny musical includes the ghost of Pharaoh, a narrating dog, and two crooks named Bert and Ernie. Ages 4 to 11.

  1. Merkin Concert Hall 129 W 67th St, between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave
  2. Sun Apr 6
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Holiday Workshops: Passover

Preschoolers can celebrate Passover with crafts, stories, snacks, songs and more. Ages 1 to 4.

  1. JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave, at 76th St
  2. Thu Apr 10
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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Passover

Tots will listen to Elka Weber's book, The Yankee at the Seder, about ten-year-old Jacob and his Seder dinner with a Yankee soldier, set during the Civil War. Ages 4 to 7.

  1. DiMenna Children's History Museum 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
  2. Sun Apr 13
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Shababa Creative Family Passover Seder

  • Price band: 2/4

Karina Zilberman, director of Jewish family life at 92Y, will engage families with an interactive telling of the Exodus story and celebratory songs at this Passover dinner. All ages.

  1. 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave, between 91st and 92nd Sts
  2. Until Tue Apr 15
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