Lighting of the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah
When New York’s Jewish community celebrates Hanukkah, the eight day festival of lights, it does it in style. It also does it with what is reputed to be the world’s largest Menorah, a thirty two foot tall candelabra weighing in at more than four thousand pounds that takes a crane to light. Join fellow celebrants every evening this Hanukkah in the Grand Army Plaza on the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th Street to be part of the festivities and to see this giant, designed by world renowned artist Yaacov Agam, lit.
The event is free to attend and includes entertainment in the form of folk dancing and live music. Festive food, in the form of sweet sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) adds to the holiday feeling, and the lighting regularly attracts large crowds. Be part of the festivities, and join the spectators at the moment when the oil lamp wicks are lit.