Chanukah starts this year at sundown on Sunday, December 2. To kick off the eight day holiday, there will be a special menorah lighting at the Fountain Plaza of Ridge Hill Shopping Center, located at 1 Ridge Hill Boulevard. People are asked to come starting at 3:30 p.m. The entire community is invited to bring canned food, which will be used to build a menorah. After the menorah is built and lit at 4:30 p.m., the cans will be brought to a local food bank and distributed to those in need. The event will feature potato latkes, doughnuts, chocolate Chanukah gelt and the live music of Bobby Doowah and Friends.
On Monday, December 3, at 6 p.m., a menorah lighting at the Cross County Shopping Center, 80000 Mall Walk in Yonkers, will feature live music by the WhatsUp Band, hot potato latkes, doughnuts and chocolate Chanukah gelt.
Following the Chanukah party, all are invited to Untermyer Park at 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, at 4:15 p.m., to help kindle the menorah against the backdrop of the Hudson River in loving memory of Mr. Parks and Marty Rochelle.
By Robert Kalfus