March 12, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
A carnival celebrating the Jewish holiday Purim will be held in Forest Hills this Sunday.
The carnival will be hosted at Commonpoint Queens Community Center, formerly named Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y, located at 67-09 108th St.
The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The festivities will feature a bouncy house and castle, indoor slides, face painting, arts and crafts, a magic show, inflatable sports games, and a carnival show.
Purim commemorates the day Esther, Queen of Persia, saved the Jewish people from execution by Haman, the advisor to the Persian king. Purim begins on Wednesday night, March 20, and continues through Thursday, March 21
Tickets for the festival are $5 per child with a $15 maximum per family. Children below the age of 2 are free.
For more information visit the Commonpoint Queens Community Center website.