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NYC Lights the World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah Designed by Yaacov Agam

world's largest hanukkah menorah, yaacov agam, new york cityPhoto credit: PDCA

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, officially begins at sunset this Saturday, December 8, and runs through Sunday, December 16, 2012.

If you’ll be in the New York City area during this time, you can celebrate Hanukkah with the lighting of the world’s largest menorah, designed by the “Father of Kinetic Art,” Yaacov Agam. The 32-foot-high,  gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel menorah stands in Grand Army Plaza (Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street, across the street from The Plaza hotel). Every holiday evening at 5:30 pm, a candle will be lit—save for the Sabbath, during which the lighting will be at 3:30 pm on Friday and 8:30 pm on Saturday.

For more information, please visit www.nycgo.com/events/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-hanukkah-menorah.

Fine art by Yaacov Agam is available through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery.com.

Park West Gallery Holiday Sale 2012

Park West Gallery Holiday Sale 2012

Don’t wait until the last minute to start holiday shopping for your family, friends and colleagues! The Park West Gallery Holiday Sale Collection offers extraordinary gifts for everyone on your list.

Now through January 6, a wide selection of fine art, sports memorabilia, Japanese woodcuts, animation and designer jewelry are available at exceptionally reduced prices, including your choice of custom framing, a Park West Gallery appraisal and free shipping to anywhere in the Continental U.S.

Hundreds of works from the world’s greatest artists are featured in this special Holiday Sale Collection, including Old and Modern Masters — Rembrandt van Rijn, Pablo Picasso, Francisco Goya and Marc Chagall — as well as contemporary artists — Peter Max, Yaacov Agam, Dominic Pangborn, Romero Britto, Linda Le Kinff, Marcus Glenn and Itzchak Tarkay. A variety of mediums are available, ranging from oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors and drawings, to hand-signed limited edition etchings, lithographs, serigraphs and hand-embellished graphic works.

Selections from the Park West Gallery Holiday Sale Collection are currently on exhibit at our Michigan gallery.

Park West Gallery is located at 29469 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Michigan. Gallery hours: Monday–Friday 10am – 6pm; Saturday 11am – 6pm. Art consultants are ready to assist callers toll-free at 800-521-9654 x 4 or email: sales@parkwestgallery.com.

View the Holiday Sale Collection online at sales.parkwestgallery.com.

Yaacov Agam’s World Record Hanukkah Menorah to Light Up NYC

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World's Largest Hanukkah menorah, Yaacov Agam, Park West Gallery

The lighting of a 32-foot high, gold-colored, 4,000 pound steel menorah in New York City’s Grand Army Plaza will mark the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. The first candle will be lit on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 20, with nightly lightings to follow until the menorah is fully illuminated on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

Designed by world-renowned artist Yaacov Agam, the gigantic menorah has been certified by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind. In fact, due to the height of the menorah, it will be lit with the help of a Con Edison cherry-picker crane. Specially-designed glass chimneys will protect the lights from the Central Park winds.

Sunday evening, Dec. 25, a special celebration will take place, including live music, singing and dancing, Hanukkah gelt (candies) for children and traditional hot latkes (potato pancakes) for everyone.

When: Dec. 20 – 27, 2011 at 5:30 pm (during Sabbath, lightings will be at 3:30 pm on Dec. 23 and at 8:30 pm on Dec. 24)
Where: Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street near Central Park (map)
Admission: Free

SOURCE: Jewish News Agency
Fine artwork by Yaacov Agam is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. For more information, please visit http://sales.parkwestgallery.com.

Yaacov Agam’s World Largest Hanukkah Menorah Lights Up New York City

Yaacov Agam, Hanukkah Menorah, Park West Gallery
The World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah stands in New York City and was designed by artist Yaacov Agam. Photo credit: The Corcoran Group

NEW YORK (news.gnom.es) — The World’s Largest Chanukah Menorah will be proudly standing at New York’s most fashionable plaza, Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, by Central Park, between the Plaza and the Pierre Hotels. The first candle will be lit on Wednesday evening December 1, and the full Menorah will be lit on Wednesday evening December 8. All weekday lightings are at 5:30pm. Over the years the World’s Largest Menorah was lit by New York City Mayors, Abraham Beame, Ed Koch, David Dinkins, Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg, Governors Mario Cuomo, George Pataki and David Paterson, United States Senators Jacob Javits and Charles Schumer, as well as many other dignitaries.

“The Menorah stands as a symbol of freedom and democracy, strength and inspiration, delivering a timely and poignant message to each person on an individual basis,” said Rabbi Shmuel M. Butman, Director Lubavitch Youth Organization.

The Menorah was certified by Guinness World Records as the World’s Largest. It was specially designed by world-renowned artist Yaacov Agam who lit the Menorah many times. It was inspired by a hand drawing by the Rambam (Maimonides) of the original Menorah in the Holy Temple of Jerusalem.
Artwork selections from the Yaacov Agam collection are available for purchase through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions. Visit the Park West Gallery-Yaacov Agam Fine Art Collection »

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