Details about the celebrations, according to a press release, follow:
DOROT's Chanukah Party
11:30 AM – 171 West 85th Street
DOROT, an innovative leader in mobilizing volunteers of all ages to improve the lives and health of the elderly, will celebrate the season at this special event. The organization serves both the Jewish and wider communities to address the challenges of an aging society. Members of the Fiddler cast will perform “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset” and visit with the seniors. More information on the organization is at www.DorotUSA.org.
Macy's Holiday Reading Circle
1 PM – Macy’s Herald Square, 7th Floor – 151 West 34th Street
The Macy’s Reading Circle is held throughout the year and will be specifically featuring the stories of Sholem Aleichem for this holiday event. The production’s stars, Adam Kantor, Samantha Massell, Melanie Moore and Alexandra Silber, will be performing “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Miracle of Miracles.” Following that, Elisa Stein, the wife of Fiddler’s late bookwriter Joseph Stein, will read Aleichem’s classic tales that are the basis for the musical. While supplies last, attendees can receive a voucher good for a pair of Fiddler tickets with any $100 Macy’s purchase. For more details, visit www.macys.com/events.
An Afternoon with Lyricist Sheldon Harnick
2 PM – The Museum at Eldridge Street – 12 Eldridge Street
Fiddler’s legendary lyricist Sheldon Harnick will talk with Alisa Solomon – author of "Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof" – about his fascinating life, career and the making of a musical masterpiece. The program will also feature music by violinist Kate Mollica and is followed by a reception with traditional Hanukkah treats to follow. Tickets to the event are $18 adults and $15 students and seniors. Visit Eldridgestreet.org or call (212) 219-0302. Hebro’s HANUCON
5-8:00 PM – Therapy Bar & Lounge, 348 West 52nd Street, 2nd Floor
Hanucon – sponsored by Hebro, the gay Jewish social organization – will serve latkes, offer drink specials and have a DJ. The Fiddler cast performs at 7:15 PM followed by candle lighting. Attendees are encouraged to flaunt the spirit of the holiday with a Hanukkah sweater or a Star of David necklace. For further details and to purchase tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit MyHebro.com.