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    Six fun ways to celebrate Passover together

    By Melissa McCall

    Passover is coming up, starting the evening of April 22 and ending the evening of April 30. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Passover celebration or something more creative, here are some fun ways to celebrate Passover as a family!

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    Shabbat Shabbang Jr at The JCC Manhattan

    Sundays, April 3, 10, & 17

    Matzah Factory at the Jewish Children’s Museum
    1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm
    Stop by the Jewish Children’s Museum this month to make matzah at their Model Matzah Factory! Cut, thresh, and grind wheat into flour, and race against the clock as you make your own matzah to take home. All ages; free with museum admission. Jewish Children’s Museum, 792 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, jcm.museum.

    Sunday, April 10

    Matzapalooza: Reimagining Passover Seder at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
    12-3pm
    Get ready for Passover at the Museum of Jewish Heritage with a day of  interactive workshops, performances, and a special Kosher marketplace featuring artisanal goods.  Children can participate in cooking demonstrations, design a family Haggadah and learn Passover songs.  All ages; $8 per person, free for children and grandchildren of members of MJH, National Yiddish Theater Folksbeine and the Workmen’s Circle. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, mjhnyc.org.

    Sunday, April 17

    Matzo Madness! at the Museum at Eldridge Street
    11am-1pm
    Head to the Museum at Eldridge Street for Passover puppets, holiday bingo, and more! Preservation Detectives will make edible plagues, Passover puppets, play holiday bingo, and embark on a special Passover scavenger hunt. Participants will also get to meet author Yona Zeldis McDonough. Ages 4-11, $20 per family. The Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, eldridgestreet.org.

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    Shabbat Shabbang Jr. at the JCC Manhattan
    6:30pm
    Join the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan for a special Shabbat Seder for families with children. Share a seasonally inspired dairy meal, and program offerings that spark creativity and exploration.  All ages; $72 for adults, $36 for 20s + 30s, $50 for children under 13, children under 2 are free. The JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street,  jccmanhattan.org

    Saturday, April 23, 2016

    Creative Family Passover Seder at 92Y
    5pm
    Join the 92nd Street Y for a creative communal family Seder led by Rebecca Schoffer, director of Jewish Family engagement.  Ages newborn-12 , From: $75, free for children under 1. 92Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, 92y.org.

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    Colorful Tapestries for Passover at the Jewish Museum
    1-4pm
    Inspired by the museum’s current Isaac Mizrahi exhibition, participants use a wide array of fabric to create a tapestry collage suited for the Passover holiday. Ages 3 & up, free with museum admission. The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue at 92nd Street, jewishmuseum.org.

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