You know Purim.
It's that Jewish holiday where we repeat the name of the villain we're resolved to forget.
The one where God orders you to drink and keep drinking until you are full of merriment and joy.
The one where kids - and adults - dress up in costumes and rattle noise-makers and eat fruit-stuffed pastry shaped like a hat.
Purim is one of the fun Jewish holidays, where you don't have to discuss how many people died (you only discuss how many people might have died, if they hadn't been saved in the nick of time).
No costume? No problem! Check out this list of outfits so easy even a child can make them. Because a child, in fact, did.
All of the above can be put together using items you already have at home, which makes them FREE.
You know what else is FREE?
Two special Purim events at The JCC in Manhattan, located on 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street.
Purim Spiel Puppet Theater
Saturday, February 23rd, 2:30pm and 4:00pm
Come with friends, parents and grandparents to The JCC in Manhattan's state-of-the-art theater to experience a unique shadow puppet show projected on a spherical 'bubble' that will have you cheering for Queen Esther. Featuring parodies of musical theater, pop and rock tunes. Presented as part of R&R: Shabbat at the JCC. Free for all. No registration required.
JCC Annual FREE Purim Family Carnival
Sunday, March 3rd, 2-5pm
Join us for this year's new and exciting Purim Carnival! Enjoy our fun carnival games and activities including: Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, Inflatable Bouncy Houses, Over 25 Carnival Games, Obstacle Courses, Face Painting and Live Music! Game and food tickets available for purchase at the door. Please note: Stroller parking is very limited. We recommend you leave your strollers at home if possible. Children with special needs and their families are welcome to enjoy our Purim Carnival from 1-2 pm, prior to the public opening time.
For more information visit www.jccmanhattan.org, or call 646-505-5708.