The much anticipated annual “Chanukah in the Park” attracts young and old from around queens to celebrate Chanukah with their families.
Revelers throughout queens love the excitement, and each year return to Wallenberg Square in Kew Gardens to celebrate their Jewish pride and reminisce of the miracle of Chanukah long ago.
After completing Chanukah crafts and feasting on warm latkehs and doughnuts oozing with jelly, eyes were glued to balloon entertainer Yossi Serebryanski. Throughout the show, parents and kids alike laughed and cheered and were amazed to see a large dreidel balloon created in front of their eyes.
Party goers listened closely as Joe from the FDNY fire safety unit shared with the crowd important fire safety tips especially relevant to the festival of Chanukah. Each child was then presented with a NYPD fire safety coloring book.
After a children’s rally with the 12 Pesukim, chocolate coins came raining down from on top of a huge FDNY ladder truck. The crowd was then addressed by Rabbi Shmuel Tuvel, followed by the giant menorah lighting.
As the lively Chanukah music blared, the crowd broke out in song and dance, together with the help of the Yeshiva Bochrim from YTTL Queens.