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Thursday, March 13, 2014

PurimCon presented by Avenue J

Avenue J is presenting PurimCon Coconut Grove this year, the village’s only Purim party on Saturday, March 15 at 9 pm.  It's a ComicCon sort of event. There's live music by Dov Rosenblatt of Distant Cousins (Avenue J performers), drinks, hors d'oeuvres and of course plenty of dancing and the all important Hora! The theme of the party is ComicCon, the annual comic book convention held through out the country so wear a super hero costume!

The 90 year old Chabad building at 3713 Main Highway, will be converted into a Super Hero heaven for the event, certainly a sight and experience from another planet.

Tickets are available online at avej.org for $15 or can be purchased at the door for $25.

On Sunday, March 16, there's an Free Sunday fun day carnival from noon to 3 pm.

A Purim carnival for children and families, bounce house, petting zoo, face painting, Montesorri arts and crafts, story time and a special Purim presentation. Wear a costume and entrance is free! Open to all. (Food Available)

Purim is a holiday celebrated each year commemorating the story of Queen Esther and her victory of Haman and the decree to annihilate the Jewish people some 2,500 years ago in ancient Persia. Purim is considered the most joyful holiday on the Jewish calendar. Costumes are worn, gift baskets are exchanged and extra charity is given to those individuals whom are less fortunate to ensure they can be included in the festive holiday experiences. 

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