Volume 80, Number 41 | March 10 -16, 2011
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SEE PURIM FESTIVALS.
Plenty of Purim
PURIM AT THE CIRCUS
This fun, festive event will feature a Chinese acrobat show, Megillah reading and more. Dress up and receive a prize! Sun., March 20, 3pm. At P.S. 89 (201 Warren St.). Admission: Free! For info, call 646-770-3636 or email email@example.com.
The 14th Street Y and Storahtelling present “Esther’s Crown” — an interactive Purim play and costume parade for kids. The show is part of StorahSteps (a program featuring monthly events that fuse storytelling, performing arts and education to help young Jewish children and their families better relate to their cultural heritage). Later, partake in the Purim Carnival — where children will have a chance to make mishloach manot bags (traditional food baskets) and enjoy live music, costumes and snacks. Recommended for kids 2-6. “Esther’s Crown” will begin at 11am, and the Purim Carnival runs from 12-2pm. Sun., March 20. At the 14th Street Y (344 E. 14th St.) Tickets for each of these two separate events are $5 per ($20 per family). Call 212-780-0800 or visit 14StreetY.org or visit storahtelling.org.
THE PURIM CARNIVAL EXTRAVAGANZA
Shalom TV is teaming up with ISRAMERICA (a group of emerging Israeli and Jewish-American artists) to put on a mega event, which mixes Reality TV with a seasonal celebration. “The Purim Carnival Extravaganza” will see the folks from Shalom TV taping the season finale of the satirical dating documentary “From Date to Mate” while party goers enjoy the carnival-themed festivities (and maybe become part of the show). The evening also features the girl band XELLE; The Yoga Yenta — an 85-year-old contortionist who bends herself into a pretzel while proclaiming: “Givalt” and “Mazel Tov”; jugglers, stilt walkers, sword dancers DJs and more. A Vodka Tasting sponsored by Grey Goose, from 8-10pm, as well as a Purim Singles Mixer from 9-10pm, gives you the chance to make new friends and perhaps find that soulmate mom keeps asking about. Thurs., March 17, 8-11pm at Libation (137 Ludlow St.). Tickets are $25 in advance (boomset.com/apps/eventpage/101) or $30 at the door. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to The Carmel Tree Fund (helping to repair the Carmel forest in Israel) and Beit Issie Shapiro, (assisting people with disabilities in Israel). For more info, visit isramerica.com.