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Purim Party - Drinking and Costume and Yarn!

  • Feb 23, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Join us for a festive night of drinking, dressing in costume, and crafting (since we had to cancel Halloween, we want to share those costumes!)

Purim is a Jewish holiday based on the Book of Esther . The story takes place in Persia, and involves a beautiful Queen, her wise Uncle, a foolish King, and a Wicked, Wicked Man (just in case anyone is inspired to make a new holiday-appropriate costume - totally not necessary). The story involves intrigue, and the idea of things being hidden, hence the costumes. The custom is to drink until one can't tell the difference between "blessed is Mordechai" - the wise uncle - and "cursed is Haman" - the wicked man. Other customs involve listening to the reading of the Book of Esther and drowning out the sound of Haman's name with a noisemaker, giving charity, giving food gifts to friends, and eating.

Details for the meetup:

Please do not bring food (Connie's kitchen is kosher). She will be providing lots of snacks: cheese, hummus, dips, stuff like that, and homemade hamentashen. Please bring beer, wine, or other beverages. The more alcohol, the better! Warning for those with allergies: Connie has two cats. We are working on fun carnival style activities with a craft theme. Feel free to suggest ideas!
Details about specific location to follow for those RSVPing, but near the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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  • Julie

    Thanks for hosting us Connie! On a separate note, some people were talking about a Prohibition party and I just came across this place: http://www.prohibitionbakery.com/ Alcohol, sweets, kinda related to Purim?

    February 24, 2013

    • Deborah

      I passed it the other week. It looks really cool.

      February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun! Thanks so much Connie.

    February 24, 2013

  • Deborah

    Thanks Connie for the fun, food, and festivities!

    February 24, 2013

  • Connie

    Fabulous, if I do say so myself! Thanks so much to everyone who came, you made it a great party!

    February 24, 2013

  • Amy S.

    Best Purim ever! Thank you Connie!

    February 24, 2013

  • Lise N.

    I'm running late - i was sucked in by the met - but i hope i'll get there before 8.

    February 23, 2013

  • Elizabeth Z.

    Running late but on my way despite the weather!

    February 23, 2013

  • Amy S.

    +1

    February 22, 2013

  • Michele

    Sadly I can't come but have a great time! Missing you all...

    February 22, 2013

  • Sharmeen

    Uh oh ... it might totally have slipped my mind, but I forgot/didn't know you have cats. I might have to skip because I've lost my cat allergen immunity since my cat passed away. :-(

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have fun!! Wish I could come, but cats are a no no for me. See ya next time. :)

    February 22, 2013

  • Deborah

    Dvora, where did you get your tutu? I need one for my costume.

    February 21, 2013

    • Dvora

      I made it. I will post the link for the directions I used if you like.

      February 21, 2013

  • Jimmy

    did someone say costume party?

    February 20, 2013

    • judy f.

      if we had known, all it would take is a costume party to see you again....

      February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks for the allergy warning, I'll have to miss it though it sounded fun. I'm highly allergic to kitty kats. rubbing my eyes blow up. boo. but you guys have fun for me!

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this.

    February 8, 2013

  • Dvora

    I wish I could be there. I will be in Disney getting ready to run a half marathon the next day.

    February 8, 2013

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