A 'Menorahcade' Through East Hampton

Vered, an East Hampton gallery owner, took part in the Menorahcade last year. Chabad of the Hamptons

Chabad of the Hamptons is once again planning to celebrate Hanukkah with a "menorahcade" through East Hampton Village on Saturday, which is the seventh night of Hanukkah.

The menorahcade is a parade of cars with large light-up menorahs attached to their rooftops. Drivers will make their way from the Chabad House on Woods Lane to Herrick Park on Newtown Lane beginning at 6:30 p.m. The parade will end at 7 p.m. with the lighting of a menorah in the park. A Hanukkah party at East Hampton Middle School across the street will follow.

"One of the meanings of Hanukkah is to light up the world with the sense of freedom to express yourself," Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten, the executive director of Chabad of the Hamptons, said by phone on Wednesday. The menorahcade is a way to share that.

Rabbi Baumgarten said that those who wish to participate in the menorahcade may call the Chabad office at 329-5800 and request to borrow a large menorah suitable for the rooftop of a car. These menorahs are to be returned at the end of the evening. Chabad has about 30 of them available.

The party at the middle school will feature latkes, doughnuts, spinning dreidels, and more. Rabbi Baumgarten encouraged the community to "come mingle" at the party.