Where To Party On Purim This Year

6 hotspots that will make you want to shake more than your gregor.

Purim is kind of the Jewish Halloween, but even better. At least, that’s how I describe it to my friends.  Purim traditionally calls for everything you want in a holiday: gift giving, drinking alcohol, eating a lot, wearing costumes, partying, giving to charity, and watching the dads at your childhood synagogue perform in drag for the annual Purim Spiel. So why isn’t Purim more of a big deal, especially in a city of so many young and fun Jews and Jewesses? (Maybe because the Rugrats tragically never did an episode about it?) Purim is this Wednesday March 4-Thursday March 5, and here are six cool things you can do this week to celebrate Purim in NYC!

Wednesday, March 4:

1. Purim Bash at The Setai Club & Spa, Financial District

The Setai Club is a spa with a rooftop lounge for events. Their Purim party will feature an open bar, a sushi and dessert buffet, and two “multimedia megillah readings,” at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. This costume party is on Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30pm.

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2. Purim @ Verboten, Williamsburg

Verboten is an awesome underground nightclub in Brooklyn. Well maybe it's redundant to say it's underground since it is Williamsburg. There will be drinks, dancing, music, and food cooked by Izzy’s BBQ Addiction. The party follows a 9pm Megillah reading. The celebration is Wednesday, March 4 at 10pm, 21+, with a $25 cover in advance. A portion of the proceeds for this event will be donated to families who need food and clothes this Passover.

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3. Purim Bash Party at BB Kings, Times Square

This party will feature celebrity DJs, a red carpet for you to strut your stuff, two huge party rooms, a costume contest with prizes, and a midnight Megillah reading. This celebration is aimed toward young professionals. The party is on Wednesday, March 4 at 9:30pm, 21+, with tickets ranging from $25-$35 in advance.

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4. Purim Bash in Park Slope, Park Slope

The Purim Bash will feature unlimited drinks all night and live entertainment! This party is on Wednesday, March 4 at 9pm, 21+, with $50 cover in advance, or a $60 cover at the door (or $90 for a couple in advance, and $100 at the door). 15% of the proceeds will go to charity.

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Thursday, March 5

5. The Purim Party at Marquee New York, Chelsea

This awesome nightclub is hosting a huge masquerade party in honor of Purim. There will be drinks, music, and dancing all night long. It’s this Thursday, March 5 at 11pm, 21+, with a $25 cover in advance.

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6. Chelsea: The Purim Ball at the Highline Ballroom, Chelsea

This event geared toward young professionals will have a DJ, kosher sushi, drinks, desserts, a costume contest with prizes, and special performances by Israeli and Jewish-American performers! The event is Thursday, March 5 at 8pm, and tickets range from $15-35 dollars.

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And if none of those are up your alley, remember that it’s technically a mitzvah to do the deed on Purim. Chag Sameach!

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