Kings Bay Y Hosts Annual Purim Carnival For The Community

A scene from last year's event. Photo by Erica Sherman

The Kings Bay YM-YWHA will once again be holding its annual Purim Carnival, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., March 4 at 3495 Nostrand Avenue between Avenue U and Avenue V.

The entire family is welcome to this free event, appropriate for children of all ages, which will feature kiddy rides, clowns, carnival games, arts & crafts, music, holiday performances, and a costume contest. All attendees can hope to enjoy free giveaways as well as delicious Hamantashen cookies. Kosher food will be available for all.

The indoor festival commemorates the Jewish people of ancient Persia’s rescue from annihilation at the hands of the evil Haman (whom the above-mentioned “Hamantashen” is named for), as told in the Hebrew “Book of Esther.”

For more about the Kings Bay Y and its various programs, call (718) 648-7703, email or go to


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