Nearly 2,000 people turned out for this year’s Chanukah Extravaganza at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA (3495 Nostrand Avenue), celebrating the holiday with food, performances, crafts and good company.

Kids made menorah mosaics, Chanukah sand art, jewelry and greeting cards to share with friends and family. Even the littlest had a space to revel in: there was a toddler area complete with a “pin the flame on the Menorah” game. That’s all in addition to two inflatable rides – a Chanukah slide and a dreidel castle – plus face painting and a magician.

The performances included a song by the Y’s Jewish Sunday Children’s program, a dance, and a juggling show and Chanukah story by Budapest Jugglers.

Local politicians turned out for the Menorah candle lighting ceremony.

Here are photos from the event, sent to us by Alina P., marketing director for Kings Bay Y.

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