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Family Purim in Western Queens

Join Malkhut and PJ Library for a joyous, family-friendly celebration of Purim. Come dressed up in your favorite costume, bring your noise makers, bake and bring cookies for our hamentaschen party, and enjoy a musical celebration of Purim with the one and only Stephen Figurasmith! In addition to the festive fun, help us spread chesed (lovingkindness) by packing mishloach manot sandwiches for our local community fridges.

Date: Sunday, March 17

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 

Ages: This program is catered to families with children ages 0-8, but open to all (especially the service project at 10:30am). Please take a look at the program schedule to best plan for when to arrive!



  • 10:30 AM - Help us prepare sun butter & jelly sandwiches as mishloach manot for our local community fridges! 
    This activity is best suited for children ages 4+ but is open to everyone, and is a great opportunity for older siblings and families with older children to get involved!


  • 11:00 AM - Arrive & Get Comfy
    As you arrive, we will have nametags for you to fill out. PJ Library Purim books will be available to read with your children as we wait for everyone to arrive. Please bring your homemade or store-bought cookie creations with you. Extra points for traditional Purim treats or triangle-shaped cookies! We will have markers and labels for you to write down any allergen information.

  • 11:15 AM - Music with Stephen Figurasmith

  • 12:00 PM - Cookie Party
    We will provide Hamentaschen for you, and we are excited to taste the sweet treats you bring along.

  • 12:30 PM - Program Concludes


Events like this can't happen without community support. If you can help us set-up, distribute sandwiches, serve cookies, or clean up - we want YOU! Sign up for a volunteer slot here.

Accessibility: The space is not wheelchair accessible. There are two sets of stairs to access the space itself and strollers will have to be brought downstairs. There are also stairs to access a restroom from within the space; the restrooms are gendered with stalls and narrow doors. Please reach to out if you have questions. 

COVID: Masks are optional, but welcome and encouraged. Please do not attend if you or your child(ren) are symptomatic. You can view our COVID protocols HERE.

Malkhut is a proud partner of PJ Library. PJ Library sends free, award-winning books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children from birth through 12 years old.

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