"Judaism has never been solely a religion to me. It’s a people, a culture, and a religion, kind of like a state of being. It helps me locate myself in the world."
Gragger/Noisemaker! Radical Purim Party
Saturday, February 23rd from 8pm ‘til 1am
Spontaneous Celebrations—45 Danforth St. JP (near the Stonybrook T)
Tickets: $10-20, pay what you can
Gragger is a raucous and radical celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim that invites you to dress up, step out, and spin the world on its head! The fabulously irreverent Honk favorite Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band will help us make some noise in the name of justice—and one of the year’s best parties—with a DJ, beer and wine cash bar, costume contest, and wickedly funny political theater also sure to help us raise the roof. Come join us as we send up a rowdy call for justice and joy!
Last year our radical Purim party brought together more than 300 people for a wild evening of mayhem and fun, including an original Purim Shpiel that put a modern-day spin on this traditional tale, reminding us of our power in solidarity and calling us to action for a better—and more sparkly!—tomorrow.
This year’s Gragger, co-sponsored by the Moishe Kavod House, is sure to keep the momentum strong! In addition to the fabulous music and Shpiel, our 2013 celebration will include a hotly anticipated costume contest and a professional photographer to capture your wildest Gragger moments. You don’t want to miss it!
(We regret that Spontaneous Celebrations is only a partially accessible space. Please contact the BWC office for details about accessibility.)
Here are a few pictures from previous years: