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Chanukah celebration returning to Cunningham Park for fifth year

Nov. 27, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan

The fifth annual Light Up The Night, a menorah lighting ceremony in honor of Chanukah, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10, in Cunningham Park. 

Organizers of the event, which includes the Bukharian Jewish Community Center and Queens Jewish Community Council, expect over 2,000 people to attend.

This year, Chanukah will begin on Thursday, Dec. 7 and end on Friday, Dec. 15. 

Israeli singer Gad Elbaz will deliver a live performance at the event. And for the first time, the lighting ceremony will feature a fireworks display. There will also be grand prizes such as a PlayStation 5 console, drone and JBL speaker as well as free donuts. 

The event will begin at 4 p.m. at 196-10 Union Tpke. in Fresh Meadows.

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