The following is a press release from our friends at the Kings Bay Y:
The Kings Bay YM-YWHA will hold its annual Chanukah Extravaganza on Sunday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its main building at 3495 Nostrand Avenue (between Avenues U and V).
The celebration is always the largest Chanukah event in Sheepshead Bay and will feature a fun-filled array of activities for the entire family, in addition to a symbolic menorah-lighting ceremony.
The event is free and open to the public. Community leaders and local businesses will be participating.
This year’s celebration will recognize the commitment and dedication of the community in responding to the challenges of Hurricane Sandy – and the spirit of hope and courage that is as relevant in our lives today as it was when the Maccabees emerged victorious.
“As our community rallies to recover from the darkness that enveloped us after Hurricane Sandy, we look to the light of Chanukah as a beacon of hope in our lives,” said Leonard Petlakh, executive director of the Kings Bay Y. “Our Chanukah extravaganza is one way of spreading this light throughout the community we all share.”