Celebrating of Hannukah 2010

Today is the first day of Hannukah. Know a better way to celebrate it besides watching the Happy Hanukkah song by Adam Sandler? Well, Mister Sandler has some healthy competition including unique video called “Candlelight”.
Sung by a capella group that gets to the beat Chanukah style, the song is catch, tells the story of celebration and can be watched by anyone to be appreciated. Based on Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”, the story is told not just by the lyrics. But also the little scenes in between the Brady Bunch type set up of singers.
The first day of Hannakah is a sacred time for many. There is nothing better in sharing the celebration of others than by sharing a little bit of time to enjoy life. Being it is half Hannukah and half entertainment, you might really enjoy it.

Celebrating of Hannukah 2010

December 2 is the first day of Hanukkah 2010, and one of our favorite comedians/actors recorded a hilarious song for the holiday which has now become a classic Hanukkah song. You can watch Adam Sandler perform his Hanukkah (Chanukah) Song below and sing along. Happy Hunukkah Everyone!
If you’re not familiar with the holiday, it is also known as the Festival of Lights, is commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Jewish people defeated the King of Syria in the second century. At that time, the people want to purify their holy temple by burning a sacred oil for eight days. Unfortunately, there was only enough oil for one day. They lit it anyway in the temple’s menorah. And it burned for the full eight-day ritual anyway! To celebrate this miracle, Jewish people light an 8-candle menorah called the hanukkiyah for eight days, lighting one candle each day until they are all lit.


Hanukkah is here and that means lots of Chanukah themed NYC events. Most notably, 8 nights of Yo La Tengo and guests. But most spiritually, the Sephardic Music Festival which kicks off tonight (12/1), the first night of Hanukkah, and runs through the end.
Tonight’s Sephardic show features music by “Diwon”, “DeScribe”, “Y-Love” and more in addition to an art gallery and fashion show at IndustryCityNYC. On December 2 – “Pharaoh’s Daughter” and “Soulfarm” play 92Y Tribeca. “Soulfarm” also plays CVLT Studios on December 4 with Diwon (and a non Hanukkah holiday show at Highline Ballroom on 12/23 with Moshav and Kosha Dillz).
On December 6 – the Sephardic Scholar Series is presenting Voices from Across the Strait with Vanessa Paloma & d’Safi Takht Ensemble at the Center for Jewish History. Knitting Factory is hosting Culture Mash on December 8 with Saadi, Dr. Israel, Diwon and more. More information at their website where you can also buy their new compilation CD.
In addition to the Sephardic Music Festival’s Culture Mash, Knitting Factory is also hosting “Major League Dreidel” with “Young New Yorkers’ Chorus”, “Category Sixx” – “World’s Greatest Air Band” & “Hanukkah Gone Metal With Gods Of Fire” on December 9.
“Major League Dreidel” is also taking place at Full Circle Bar on December 2.
Sunday (12/5) is a big day for Hanukkah at “City Winery”. The day starts with City Winery’s weekly Sunday Brunch. This week’s musical guest is “Sasson”. At 4 PM, the 2nd Annual International Latke Festival begins, and at 8:30 the band Betty performs a holiday show.
“Frank London’s *All*Star*Jew*Revue* and The Klezmer Brass AllStars” are playing the Hanukkah Celebration at Drom on Saturday (12/4). Frank London is also a member of The Klezmatics, who are performing at The Jewish Museum on Tuesday (12/7).
Kids band “The Macaroons” play the same museum on 12/5.

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