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NYC Mayor Lights Menorah at Grand Army Plaza

A visit from New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and a rocking concert by the Moshav band enthralled some 1,000 people who packed into the pedestrian area at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.

Chabad of Park Slope and Cong. Bnei Jacob, led by Rabbi Shimon Hecht, hosted the Moshav band for a lively concert ahead of the lighting of the first candle. The crowd was also treated to hot latkes and menorah set were distributed by volunteers.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio along with his son Dante were honored with lighting the Shamosh, they then spent time greeting the crowd and taking pictures together. They also tasted the latkes and declared them “the best”.

The Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza Menorah is lit every weeknight at 6:00pm, on Friday at 3:30pm and on Saturday at 7:00pm.

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#1 Comment By mayor deblass. On December 24, 2016 @ 11:56 pm

cant stand him! destroying NYC.

#2 Comment By Time for a new name On December 25, 2016 @ 9:08 am

De Classio. He sure doesn’t have any class, does he?

#3 Comment By Big Z Schapiro On December 25, 2016 @ 9:52 am

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the mayor and Moshav for participating the Chanukah event and thank you the one and only Rabbi Hecht to you and your family for organizing the entire event we want moshiach now we don’t want to wait

#4 Comment By Yudi Mandel On December 25, 2016 @ 10:48 am

This mayor is the worst of the worst

#5 Comment By mushka On December 25, 2016 @ 1:17 pm

Thank you Mr Mayer for lighting Park Slop’s largest menorah. It was very nice of you.