Growing up on the North Shore of Boston, there truly weren't many things to do on Christmas if you were Jewish. One of the other fabulous things about New York is that you have plenty of choices all week long.
While we are closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, I highly recommend JDub and Brooklyn Jews' 4th annual Jewltide Hanukkah Bash at Southpaw in Brooklyn. DeLeon and other indie bands will be playing to a post-Matzo Ball crowd. Donuts, gelt, and free CDs sweeten the deal.
More good news, unlike other previous years, we still have some tickets left for the Museum of Jewish Heritage's annual December 25 concerts featuring Joshua Nelson and his Kosher Gospel Choir, Frank London of the Klezmatics, and Gospel great Cissy Houston. Another bonus: these concerts are perfect for the whole family including the most persnickety grandparents and kids. Plus, they are in the afternoon, so you have plenty of time to recover from the previous evening's activities....
Happy Hanukkah to all!