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Coming Up This Week: The Nutcracker and a 'Menorahcade'

Hanukkah events mark the holiday in East Hampton during the week of Dec. 3 - 9.

This week marks the beginning of Hanukkah, which starts at sunset on Saturday. Several parties will be held this weekend, including an historic event in East Hampton, the "Menorahcade" will take place from Chabad Lubavitch to Herrick Park, where a public menorah lighting will take place. Check out what else is happening this week

MONDAY

POETRY WORKSHOP: The East Hampton Library's poetry workshop starts at 5:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

TOWN BOARD: The East Hampton Town Boar will meet for a work session at Town Hall, 11 a.m.

MOVIE NIGHT: "La cage Aux Folles," the 1978 classic French film (with English subtitles) will be shown at the East Hampton Library, starting at 5 p.m.

ZONING BOARD: The Town's Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Public Hearing

WEDNESDAY

PLANNING BOARD: The East Hampton Town Planning Board will meet at Town Hall, 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce have a holiday luncheon at The Living Room at c/o Maidstone Hotel at noon. Reservations required.

MOVIE NIGHT: The East Hampton Library will screen "All Aboard for The Polar Express" for kids, starting at 5 p.m. Every child will take home a small gift. Sign-up required.

WINTER FILM SERIES: The Friends of the Montauk Library Winter Movie Series continues with "Safety Not Guaranteed," about three magazine employees who head out on assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. Film starts at 7 p.m.

TOWN BOARD MEETING: The East Hampton Town Board meets at Town Hall, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

CHILDREN'S ADVENT FAMILY NIGHT: St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 6 p.m.

LANTERN TOUR: Hugh King, Barbara Borsack, and Richard Barons will lead a tour by candlelight down Main Street, stopping in front of historic houses for some stories. Tour begins at Clinton Academy, 7 p.m. Fee: $15. Reservations required (call the historical society).

"THE NUTCRACKER": The Hampton Ballet Theatre School presents its annual production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet this weekend at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Performances are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Ticket prices at the box office are $25 for adults, $20 for children under 12. Premium orchestra, box seats and group rates are also available.

SATURDAY

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING: At the Golden Eagle, children and adults can decorate gingerbread houses with holiday candy, starting at 11:30 a.m. Space is limited. Reservations required. Repeats every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 9. Fee: $30.

HOLIDAY TOUR: The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce's annual holiday tour of inns, bed & breakfasts, and other special places in the village is self-guided and takes place between noon and 4 p.m. Check-in at The Huntting Inn between 11 a.m. and noon. Fee: $20.

HOLIDAY STROLLS: Refreshments served in shops as carolers and other musicians perform, noon to 5 p.m., Main Streets in East Hampton Village and Amagansett.

"THE NUTCRACKER": The Hampton Ballet Theatre School presentation of Tchaikovsky’s ballet continues on Saturday at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Performances are at 1 and 7 p.m. Also, on Sunday. See above for ticket information.

AUTHOR TALK: Allan Retsky will discuss his book, "Vanished in the Dunes," at the East Hampton Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

HANUKKAH PARTY: The Jewish Center of the Hamptons will have a Havdalah Buffet Dinner, limited to 50 people, at 6 p.m. Call to reserve your space. Fee: $36 per person for adult members, $18 per person for children, $45 per person for adult non-members.

MENORAHCADE AND PUBLIC MENORAH LIGHTING: Chabad of East Hampton will lead a "menorahcade" from its building at 13 Woods Ln. to Herrick Park at 6:30 p.m. A menorah lighting will take place in the park at 7 p.m., followed by latkes and games.

SUNDAY

CHILDREN'S HANUKKAH PARTY & FAIR: The Jewish Center of the Hamptons' annual Children’s Party & Fair for holiday shopping takes places from 10 a.m. to noon, including a candle lighting, storytelling, arts & crafts, and more.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING: At the Golden Eagle, children and adults can decorate gingerbread houses with holiday candy, starting at 11:30 a.m. Space is limited. Reservations required. Repeats every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 9. Fee: $30.

SANTA VISITS MONTAUK: Tell Santa what's on your Christmas list during his visit at the Montauk firehouse, starting at 1 p.m.

"THE NUTCRACKER": The Hampton Ballet Theatre School presentation of Tchaikovsky’s ballet continues at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Sunday at 2 p.m. See above for ticket information.

HANUKKAH PARTY: Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor will host a party, complete with dancing and a latke cookoff, starting at 4 p.m. All are welcome.

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Kevin Gray December 02, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Yes...but they should call it the "Holiday Candelabra-cade," so as not to offend non Jewish people.
Barbara F December 03, 2012 at 02:17 PM
What do you find offensive about "Menorah"? It is NOt a candelabra and Liberace is not going to be driving a car. Is a Menorahcade any different from Macy's Christmas Parade? Have you heard any people say you should call it a Holiday Tree so as not to offend other religions? Get a grip.
Ellen Silverberg December 03, 2012 at 04:20 PM
You're an ignorant idiot if you find the word "menorah" offensive!

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