CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo
LIVE NOW: President Obama Makes Statement About Situation In Ukraine | Watch Live | Listen: WCBS 880

Latest Best of NY

A Guide To Celebrating Rosh Hashanah In New York City

September 17, 2012 12:00 PM

View Comments
Blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah (file/credit: PAL PILLAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah (file/credit: PAL PILLAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Happy New Year! Or should we say, L’Shana Tova? Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew new year and one of the High Holidays in Judaism, began at sundown Sunday night. Rosh Hashanah is traditionally celebrated by blowing the shofar, eating apples and honey and spending time with family and friends. While you may not get to see a ball drop for this new year, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate in New York City.

Shofar in the Park

rosh hashanah A Guide To Celebrating Rosh Hashanah In New York City

(credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Central Park Bandshell, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sept. 17
shofarinthepark.com

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

cooking class A Guide To Celebrating Rosh Hashanah In New York City

(credit: David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Taste Buds Kitchen
109 West 27th St.,
Sept. 17 and 18
tastebudscook.com

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

storahtelling A Guide To Celebrating Rosh Hashanah In New York City

(credit: StorahTelling/Facebook)

City Winery
155 Varick Street
Wednesday, Sept 28 at 6:30 p.m.
higholidays.com
Reviews & More Info

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

alessi apple honey pot dresser A Guide To Celebrating Rosh Hashanah In New York City

(credit: Alessi)

1109 Fifth Avenue
212-423-3200
thejewishmuseum.org

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

shofar A Guide To Celebrating Rosh Hashanah In New York City

(file photo credit: PAL PILLAI/AFP/Getty Images)

92nd Street Y
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
92y.org

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

honey cake A Guide To Celebrating Rosh Hashanah In New York City

(credit: Magnolia Bakery)

401 Bleecker Street
(212) 462-2572
magnoliabakery.com

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.

For all of the latest events and happenings in New York City follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus