The Annual Queens Chanukah Experience was, once again, an event enjoyed by families from all over Queens. Over 2,000 people streamed through the doors of the event, which was open to the public, free of charge, for five days of Chanukah.

Adults and children were excited by the large selection of hands-on Chanukah activities that kept them busy for many hours.

Activities included a Glow in the Dark Hunt for Oil, a Chanukah Buzzer game, and giant live board games such as Chanukah Candyland, Connect Four, a Dreidel Car Race, and more. Children were able to build a giant Duplo Menorah, play Chanukah bowling, visit the Kosel, make latkes, decorate doughnuts, and even make their own Chanukah candles. The arts and crafts area included many creative yet simple Chanukah crafts from making clay dreidels to fuse-bead Chanukah pictures. A giant climb-in dreidel greeted everyone as they entered, and the children also had a chance to be Yehudah Maccabee! Daily entertainment from magic shows to puppet shows to an awesome ventriloquist kept everyone entertained, as well.

Rabbi Yerachmiel Zalmanov, executive director of Chabad of Eastern Queens, expressed his delight that they were able to light up the Chanukah of so many Queens children.

“After a difficult year, we are grateful that we were able to give Queens families an opportunity to stop by anytime and brighten up the week of Chanukah for their children.”