Raising the ‘Roof’: Kids ride ponies, parents fall off the wagon at ‘Fiddler’-themed Purim party

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Horse and pony show: Kensington Stables worker Jill Adamski leads a tot astride pony Smores at Chabad of Park Slope and Congregation B’nai Jacob’s Purim Party on Sunday.
Smores for Purim: Mom Kamilla Jundef set daughter Galia atop pony Smores during Chabad of Park Slope and Congregation B’nai Jacob’s Purim party on Sunday.
Circle of life: A little lion enjoys the festivities.
What’s the word: Parents Maya and Cyril Loren read along with their kids.
The whole Megillah: Crown Heights Rabbi Shimon Fabel read the Megillah in honor of Purim Sunday.
Dance off: A Klezmer band played traditional tunes.

This party was Pur-im entertainment!

Park Slope ankle-biters were treated to games, treats, and pony rides courtesy of Chabad of Park Slope and Congregation B’nai Jacob, which hosted a “Fiddler-on-the-Roof”–themed Purim party Sunday at its Ninth Street synagogue.

Grade schoolers are not typically known for their appreciation of musical theater, but one local mom said the tots couldn’t have asked for more from the shindig.

“It was really nice,” said Maya Loren. “They did a good job.”

Keeping with the theme of the 1964 musical — which set in a rural turn-of-the-century Russian shtetl — the party planners brought out a cowboy entertainer, who juggled fire-sticks and showed the kids a few tricks with his trusty lasso.

But Sunday’s main attraction was undoubtedly Smores the Pony, who rode out from Kensington Stables to treat some tots to their first-ever equine encounter.

Parents, meanwhile, enjoyed matzo balls and lots-o booze courtesy of an open bar.

And as the adults liquored up, kids danced to the classic tunes of a traditional Klezmer ensemble, featuring a violin, accordion, and some snazzy period costumes.

At the party, Lubavitchers and orthodox practitioners hammed it up with their less devout counterparts, who were gladdened by the warm welcome, according to Loren.

“This was our fist time there and everyone was extremely welcoming and nice,” Loren said. “We’re not very religious so it’s kind of complicated when you go to these places, but they were extremely welcoming.”

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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more the reason from Brooklyn says:
This is why we need to save Kensington Stables!

Case and point.
March 14, 2017, 2:11 pm
Beth Bishop says:
Go to eBay and search "vintage toy wagon wheels" I found several pairs for wagons. I got 4 vintage wagon hubcaps on ebay a while back... still have to restore my wagon... The other point is that in most cases you can just replace the rubber if the metal rims are still in good order. I found a lot of info on this in researching peddle car restoration.. another project that is on my shelf.
June 10, 2017, 2:38 am

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