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Friends Chelsea Margolis and Lena Hemmerdinger, both 5, (Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Friends Chelsea Margolis and Lena Hemmerdinger, both 5, came costumed to the annual Purim carnival Sunday at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Purim carnival at Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center

Families flocked to the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, in Commack, for its annual Purim carnival.

Children joined staff Sunday at the Suffolk Y
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Children joined staff Sunday at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack to help tell the story of Purim in a play during the annual Purim carnival. The large, handmade figurines represented the different characters in the story. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Families attend a play Sunday on the story
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Families attend a play Sunday on the story of Purim during the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center's annual celebration. The center is in Commack. (Feb. 24, 2013)

The Bartow family, of Dix Hills, got into
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

The Bartow family, of Dix Hills, got into the festive spirit Sunday and dressed up for the annual Purim carnival at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center. They are, from left, Ziva Bartow, 1; Eli Bartow, 3, Gene Bartow, dressed as a king, and Jason Bartow, dressed as an Angry Bird. (Feb. 24, 2013)

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Five-year-old twins Braydon and Bari Cohen, of Old
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Five-year-old twins Braydon and Bari Cohen, of Old Bethpage, make arts and crafts Sunday during a Purim carnival at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Jeff Spielman and his daughter, Zoe, 3, of
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Jeff Spielman and his daughter, Zoe, 3, of North Babylon, joined in the fun Sunday during a Purim carnival at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Zoe Spielman, 3, of North Babylon, tries a
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Zoe Spielman, 3, of North Babylon, tries a game Sunday during a Purim carnival at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Lara Ginsberg, 23, reads
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Lara Ginsberg, 23, reads "Sammy Spider's First Purim," to a group of children during a Purim carnival Sunday at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Friends Chelsea Margolis and Lena Hemmerdinger, both 5,
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Friends Chelsea Margolis and Lena Hemmerdinger, both 5, came costumed to the annual Purim carnival Sunday at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack. (Feb. 24, 2013)

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