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Celebrate Hanukkah with pop-up parties at the JCC in Manhattan

Keep your crew entertained with a different celebration for each of the holiday's eight days and nights at the JCC in Manhattan.

Chanukah Pop-Up Party at the JCC

Chanukah Pop-Up Party at the JCC Photograph courtesy of the JCC

With ephemeral shops, exhibits and even a 3-D printing station popping up around the city, it shouldn't come as a surprise that kids will be able to celebrate Hanukkah in pop-up fashion this year, courtesy of the JCC. The uptown community center's changing roster of events promises to keep little ones entertained for all eight days and nights, starting with a taste of Sephardic culture that encompasses the Guy Mendilow Ensemble's Ladino tunes as well as a sampling of North African and Iberian treats (Sat Dec 8). The Festival of Lights lineup continues with a performance by the Jewish Journey Project Chorus (Sun Dec 9), sing-alongs (Mon Dec 10, Wed Dec 12), a drum circle and oil tasting (Tue Dec 11), and a klezmer concert and latkes feast (Thu Dec 13). The holiday ends on a high note with a JCC staff meet-and-greet (Fri Dec 14), followed by storytelling with Shawn Shafner and a serving of traditional jelly donuts. If your family is looking for even more ways to celebrate Hanukkah, check out our comprehensive guide to menorah lightings, concerts and festive craft sessions around the city.

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