When you’re ready to put your credit card to rest, these new Central Avenue venues will still welcome you to enjoy an incredible time with your children. All just a hop, skip, and jump away.
Hop on over to the Chabad of the Five Towns’ annual Chanukah Experience, December 1–8 at 461 Central Avenue, corner of Spruce Street (formerly THE GAP). Enjoy your favorite Chabad Chanukah activities such as face painting, meeting Yehudah HaMacabee, creating menorahs with Legos and Clics, Latke making, Chanukah crafts, and more. The experience has now been supersized with scenery of the Beis HaMikdash, a huge dreidel with interactive projects, and an eight foot tall clear menorah filled with candy. Musical, magical, artistic, tasty, and fun events each day. Tickets will be sold at the door for 1 ½ hour time slots (check ad for times and specific event information). Minimum donation $5 per person, includes one craft. Additional crafts will be available for purchase.
Then, skip to the newly opened Levi Yitzchak Library at 564 Central Avenue (off of Cedarhurst Avenue). In this 5,000 square foot space, children can enjoy a beautiful, colorful mitzvah train, a full size puppet theater designed after the Jubilee Synagogue in Prague, a magnificent, giant Torah display at the heart of the writing center, a state of the art computer center, special multimedia shows, and, of course, the books and toys!
Finally, jump on back to the Andrew J. Parise Park (formerly Cedarhurst Park), corner of Cedarhurst and Summit Avenues, for music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children as community leaders and dignitaries lead the menorah lighting ceremony every evening in Cedarhurst Park. The tallest menorah in the Five Towns will be lit each night at 6:00 p.m. (Friday at 3:30 PM).
For more information on Chabad’s Chanukah events, call 516-295-2478 or visit www.chabad5towns.com. For more information about the Levi Yitzchak Library, call 516-374-BOOK (2665) or visit www.lylibrary.org.