Over 2,000 people visited the 7th annual Chanukah Experience run by Chabad of Eastern Queens, enjoying game shows, olive oil demos, crafts and more.
The Chanukah Experience was open to the public on Sunday and open for school trips on Monday and Tuesday. Yeshiva of Central Queens, Yeshiva Har Torah, Yeshiva Sharei Tzion, Bnos Malka and Oholei Menachem were some of the schools that enjoyed a trip to the Queens Chanukah Experience this year.
The event featured live game shows, olive oil demos, Chanukah crafts, making latkes, doughnuts and Chanukah candles, a creative activity center where children played giant Chanukah board games, jumped in a holiday moon bounce, built a six foot tall Lego menorah, played a giant Chanukah connect four, and Chanukah bowling.
A hands on Puppet Theater where children made their own puppet shows and a book nook filled with Chanukah books, was set up for the younger children. Children were able to climb inside a huge dreidel and stick their heads out the gimmel for a unique photo shoot. A unique Chanukah buzzer game and photo booth added to the excitement! The children were even able to visit the Kosel!
Rabbi Yerachmiel Zalmanov, director of Chabad of Eastern Queens, was pleased with the large turnout. “We are so pleased we were able to provide the Queens Jewish community with this opportunity to once again celebrate Chanukah in such a creative way. We owe a special thank you to the incredible volunteers who made this event the success that it was.”