Despite predictions of heavy rain yesterday, over 2,500 men, women, and children attended the largest annual Lag Ba’omer festival in Brooklyn, at Chabad of Georgetown organized by Shliach Rabbi Avraham Holtzberg.
With the rain eluded, the happy participants enjoyed entertainment, a barbecue, raffles, rides, music, a bonfire, and lots more.
An incredible drum band made up of a group of boys from Ohlei Torah in Crown Heights accompanied by Yisrael Friend impressed the crowd with their talent. Everyone excitedly joined the drum procession around the neighborhood only attracting more community members to join the party!
After Rabbi Shimmy Weinbaum, from Tzivos Hashem Headquarters, told the children the beautiful story behind the Lag Ba’omer celebration, many raffles with exciting prizes were distributed, including a grand prize raffle for a Playstation 4!
The crowds of people were free to spend their time among numerous different attractions, including a giant Pirate Ship, Laser Encounter, the Ferris Wheel, and Inflatable rides. There was even horseback riding!
“I wouldn’t miss this event for the world,” said a participant, “it’s the highlight of our year!”
A full dinner was served, with over 3,500 burgers and hotdogs, Ice cream, cotton candy and popcorn. As night fell a large traditional bonfire was lit, accompanied by music, singing, and dancing late into the night.