Cultural Arts Special Events


The Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Programs Department is excited to bring engaging events for families and community members both in person and virtually! Join us to celebrate Jewish holidays, cultural celebrations, festivals, and more for all ages.

Read our February Cultural Arts Resource Guide to Learn More About Upcoming Holidays and Events!



For more information, contact Sivan Ben-Aderet at [email protected].


Hanukkah Community Celebration in Forest Hills

December 22


Join us for a FREE afternoon of Jelly Donuts, Gelt, Dreidels and Fun, as we will be putting together a special Art Project to celebrate together as a community!

To learn more and register, click here

Hannukah @ Commonpoint Queens Central Queens

You can also join us in our Sam Field and Central Queens lobbies at 5pm each night of Chanukah for candle lightings, or check our Facebook page for candle lighting videos each night at 5:30pm! Videos will also be added to this page each night

Chanukah Night 1 (12/18) – Facebook Live Candle Lighting with Sivan & Tobey of our Cultural Arts Team

Chanukah Night 2 (12/19) – In Person in the Sam Field/Central Queens Lobbies with our Kids Korner after school programs

Chanukah Night 3 (12/20) – Video from our Commonpoint Queens Tennis and Athletic Center at Alley Pond team

Chanukah Night 4 (12/21) – Video from our Resilience Program Chanukah Celebration

Chanukah Night 5 (12/22) – Community Celebration at Central Queens

Chanukah Night 6 (12/23) – Video from our Youth Programs Families

Chanukah Night 7 (12/24) – Video from our Pool Clubs

Chanukah Night 8 (12/25) – Video from our Israel Trip teens