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Purim celebrations for kids in Brooklyn

The joyous Jewish holiday of Purim begins the evening of Saturday, March 23 and ends the evening of Sunday, March 24 this year. Purim commemorates the courage and valor of the reluctant heroine Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai. They played a key role in the salvation of the Jewish people in Persia in the 4th century BCE. To celebrate this, Jews around the world read the megillah, give charity to the poor, give gifts to friends, enjoy a festive meal and dress up in costumes.

Hamantash Bake | Kiddie Korner | Brooklyn Heights  

Tuesday, March 19 | 5:30PM

Children and families are invited to Kiddie Korner for this Purim celebration. Make your own delicious Hamantashen with Kiddie Korner Preschool! All ages are welcome to this free event at 117 Remsen in the Shul. RSVP at

Purim Party | Chabad of Brooklyn Heights

Sunday, March 24 | Children’s Program @ 3:15PM | Family Meal @ 4PM

Celebrate Purim in the Shuk with Congregation B’nai Avraham & Chabad of Brooklyn Heights! There will be a live band, open bar, magic show, face painting and more! Children and families are invited to join, all ages welcome! This free event will take place at 123 Remsen Street. RSVP at

Purim at the Carnival | Chabad of DUMBO | DUMBO Loft

Sunday, March 24 | 10:30am

Join us for holiday arts and crafts, carnival games, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, prizes, plus lunch and refreshments! Doors will open at 10:30am, and there will be an interactive Megillah reading at 11am and a juggling and circus performance at 11:30am. Everyone that comes in costume will receive a prize! Suggested donation is $40/family. For more information, contact [email protected].

Purimpalooza | Hannah Senesh Community Day School | Carroll Gardens

Sunday, March 24 | 10am-12pm

Calling all families with little ones aged 2 to 10 for a spectacular carnival celebration of Purim! Prepare for a whirlwind of family fun as we present a delightful Megillah reading tailored just for kids, story time extravaganza, cozy book nook, and more! But that’s not all! Dive into a world of creativity with an array of Purim-inspired crafts and let your imaginations take light. Plus, there will be plenty of hamantaschen and carnival sweets to spark the joy of the holiday. We’ll also have a heartwarming service project, where we come together to lend a helping hand to those in need, spreading goodwill throughout the community! $5 per child over 2 years old (no charge for parents/caregivers). RSVPs in advance required; click here to register. More information here.

Purim at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue | Brooklyn Heights

Tot Megillah Reading

Sunday, March 24 | 11:30am-12pm

A Rabbi-led, family-friendly musical storytelling of what really happened in Shushan. Best for ages 0-5. Our Purim Carnival follows after. Free; no RSVP needed.

Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 24 | 12-2pm

Join us for our outdoor Purim Carnival! Suited for children ages 2-13 years old but open to all ages. Tickets include pizza, cotton candy, and drinks. $25 ticket per child; purchase here. Children under 2, over the age of 13, and adults are free.

Family Purim Fest | Kane Street Synagogue | Cobble Hill

Sunday, March 24 | 10:30am-12pm

Come in costume for a fantastic morning of fun! Face painting, hamantashen baking, crown making, costume parade, short English megillah play, singing, plus Vashti Dardashti’s Shushan Salon! This family celebration is great for ages 1-6; $20/family. Please sign up in advance here.

Brownstone Brooklyn Purim Backyard | Carroll Gardens

Sunday, March 24 | 4pm

Join friends and neighbors for an epic Purim celebration at the upscale kosher restaurant Bison & Bourbon. This mega celebration will feature engaging entertainment for adults and children, including an interactive Megillah reading, family entertainment, inflatables for kids, dinner and open bar (21+), music and dancing, face painting, and a roving magician. Come dressed in your best costume (or not)! To make Purim B’Yachad accessible to everyone in our community, there’s no mandatory fee for Jews in the Brownstone Brooklyn area. For people outside of the greater Brownstone Brooklyn area, the cost is $75 per adult and $25 per child. More information here.

Updated: March 12, 2024. Main Image: Chabad of Dumbo

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