JCC to celebrate Purim with carnival on March 5

The Jewish Community Center of Binghamton will hold its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 5, from 1-3:30 pm. The cost is $5 per child, $1 per adult, with a $20 maximum per family. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend. All proceeds will benefit the JCC Youth Department.

There will be a number of activities geared toward children, including carnival games, inflatable play areas, arts and crafts, and face painting. All games earn children points that can be traded in at the prize table. Light snacks will be available for purchase during the event.

“On Purim, children dress up and celebrate by giving gifts and tzedakah (charity),” said organizers of the event. “Everyone, young and old, are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Purim character or in any costume of their choice. The JCC Kids Connection staff, who run the event, love to create different themed costumes each year.”

For more information about the Purim Carnival, JCC Youth Programming, or the JCC, contact the JCC office at 724-2417.