opens in a new windowMasquerade, Community Take Center Stage During Jewish Holiday Of Purim, Featured on CBS News New York on Mar. 16, 2014.
It was all about masquerade and community this weekend as the lively Jewish holiday of Purim got underway. Kids and parents donned costumes at a Lower East Side party on Sunday. The holiday celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian empire. “It’s like wearing princessy, batman, superheroes all you want, go to a whole big party,” one reveler said.