Last Sunday, March 12, The Rock and Roll Playhouse hosted “A Grateful Purim Party” at Brooklyn Bowl featuring The Terrapin Family Band and Rabbi Dan Ain of Because Jewish. This special celebration began with a creative Purim narration, by Rabbi Dan, set to the music of the Grateful Dead. Each song the band played related to the spirit of Purim and the celebration of Queen Esther. During the storytelling, Rabbi Dan added a whimsical spin to the original Purim story using actors, parachutes, and music by the Terrapin Family band that engaged the kids and parents alike.
After Rabbi Dan’s wonderful recount of the Purim story, families participated in a costume contest. Everyone looked great in their costumes, including the parents, their kids, and the members of The Terrapin Family Band!
Following the costume contest, parents and children were treated to a special daytime set by the one and only Terrapin Family Band, before they played with Phil Lesh later that night on the same stage. They played countless hits during their set, like Man Smart, Women Smarter, that every generation could jam to.
The afternoon ended with a talk hosted by Mike Greenhaus, editor-in-Chief of Relix Magazine, and The Terrapin Family Band about music and spirituality. Thanks for choosing to spend your Purim with The Rock and Roll Playhouse and Brooklyn Bowl – we hope you had as much fun as we did! To see highlights from the show, check out our photo album and Instagram page. And don’t miss our next show at Brooklyn Bowl: a tribute to Prince on Sunday, March 19! Get tickets here.