Virtual Entertainment

Brooklyn’s Largest Menorah starting on Thursday, December 10th at 5pm: With the assistance of a 60 foot boom lift, Rabbi Shimon Hecht, will be accompanied by community leaders, philanthropists and special guests to light this humongous Menorah.

Each night of Hanukkah, there will be a menorah lighting celebration. Social distancing protocols will be in place, but you are still welcome to bring your friends and family to the lighting of this huge menorah in Prospect Park. In Brooklyn during each night of Chanukah there will hot latkes and gifts for the children. This is fun and free event for the whole family to enjoy!

Visit: https://www.chabadparkslope.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2401293/jewish/Schedule.htm

Coney Island Luna Park: Are you craving the thrills and chills of going to an amusement park this summer?  Well you can virtually go on the Cyclone or the Thunderbolt and a few other rides from the comfort of your own home. You can still feel the excitement and you don’t even have to wait on the long lines while you experience the twists and turns of the roller coasters.

Visit: https://lunaparknyc.com/experience-coney-island-iconic-rides-in-360/

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights: Starting in the 1980s, Christmas started getting bigger and brighter out in Brooklyn with each passing year. In 2020, expect to see massive, professionally-done light displays (some costing upwards of $20,000!) at Dyker Heights. Homeowners compete to see who can present the best light display, and NYC families get to tour the breathtaking holiday decor. This is a must-see for 2020. Please check the website for information and protocols.

Visit: https://freetoursbyfoot.com/dyker-heights-christmas-lights/

Muslims in Brooklyn: a three-year, multi-faceted public history project designed to amplify the stories of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities and contextualize those stories in the broader history of the borough, the city, and beyond.

Visit: https://muslims.brooklynhistory.org

Rockefeller Center Tree will be on display from Thursday, December 3rd through early January 2021 from 6am to 12 am daily. It wouldn’t be Christmas in NYC without the Rockefeller Tree. Come to the 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree it is displayed on The Plaza between West 49th and 50th streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Please visit the website for rules and how to view the tree. Visit: https://www.rockefellercenter.com/holidays/rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-light.

South Street Seaport Architecture Walking Tour: Take a virtual walk and discover the origins of New York’s greatness. Several buildings in the South Street Seaport District are considered to be some of the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From taverns to warehouses, built by the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the Seaport have big stories to tell. You can go on this virtual tour from the comfort of your home. This is also free and very interesting for the whole family. Visit:  https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/seaport-museum-x-urban-archive/

South Street Seaport Lower Manhattan Waterfront Walking Tour: Lower Manhattan has been reshaped over the years.  Take a virtual walk and see details of Lower Manhattan’s unique architecture, piers, and urban transformations. You can go on this virtual tour from the comfort of your home. This is free and very interesting for the whole family.                 

Visit:  https://www.urbanarchive.org/stories/VcssprCmz6U

9/11 Memorial & Museum:  There are both virtual tours and virtual memorial tours.  You will be able to take in panoramic views of the rebuilt World Trade Center, while discovering the meaning behind the 9/11 Memorial, learn about what happened on 9/11, and consider how people selflessly responded in the aftermath of the attacks. Tours are live, interactive, and led by Museum staff using Zoom. This 45-minute live tour explores the design and history of the site, highlighting the stories of those affected by the attacks. This is recommended for teenagers and adults.

Visit: https://www.911memorial.org/visit/virtual-tours