Shofar in the Park
Central Park Bandshell, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sept. 17
Jews have been blowing the shofar, which is a hallowed ram’s horn, as a way to celebrate the new year for thousands of years. This year, Chabad of the West Side and Chabad Centers of Manhattan, are gathering at the bandshell of Central Park for the blowing of the shofar.
Rosh Hashanah Challah Cooking Class
Taste Buds Kitchen
109 West 27th St.,
Sept. 17 and 18
What is a better way to spend the day off from school than honoring the tradition of eating apples and honey (to bring in a sweet year!) by learning to cook? On Sept. 17 and 18, Taste Buds is offering a two-day cooking class for kids ages five to 10, who will get to make Apple Honey Challah.
StorahTelling High Holidays
Join City Winery and the StorahTelling for an all-new High Holiday experience. With the purchase of your ticket, you’ll be admitted to a service that combines all the tradition of a High Holiday service, with fun and exciting elements such as music, interactive learning, visual media and more. Following the service, there will be a Kiddush catered by City Winery.
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
For the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the Jewish Museum will feature a selection of special objects and entertaining pieces by Italian kitchen company Alessi, all inspired by Jewish traditions and holidays. Items include an elegant Rosh Hashanah Apple and Honey Set (pictured) and a dramatic Passover Seder Plate.
High Holidays Package
92nd Street Y
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most important dates on the Jewish calendar, celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of the next. Led by Rabbi-in-Residence Dan Ain and musician Jeremiah Lockwood of The Sway Machinery, the High Holidays at 92YTribeca are a blend of the old and the new, the relevant and the esoteric, the fasting and the rejoicing.
Honey Cake, Magnolia Bakery
401 Bleecker Street
In honor of Rosh Hashanah, Magnolia Bakery (certified kosher) will be offering a traditional Honey Cake ($30.00) and Honey Cupcakes ($3.00). Both of the sweet, moist desserts are available for advanced orders or can be purchased at any of our five New York City locations between September 14-September 16.