A Grateful Purim Party at Brooklyn Bowl

Sun March 10, 11AM

A family celebration of Purim set to the music of the Grateful Dead with Rabbi Dan, The Terrapin Family Band and The Rock and Roll Playhouse

A Grateful Purim Party features a musical retelling of the Book of Esther led by Rabbi Dan and The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a performance from The Terrapin Family Band featuring Grahame Lesh, Ross James and Alex Koford, hamentashen, groggers and other assorted noisemakers, as well as the opportunity to get a selfie with Queen Esther. Plus, a family costume contest!

11am – Doors

11:15-12:00 - Storytelling with Rabbi Dan; The RRPH Band & Rabbi Dan will tell the one of the most creative versions of Purim set to the music of The Grateful Dead.

12:00-12:15 Family Costume Contest

12:15-12:45 Family Concert with The Terrapin Family Band

12:45- 1:00 Mike Greenhaus, Editor-in-Chief of Relix Magazine, hosts a talk about music and spirituality with Terrapin Family Band

Children under one are free. 


Formed from weekly shows at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, the Terrapin Family Band has become the venue's official house band. Terrapin Crossroads' constant free bar shows, often featuring bandleader Phil, have created an opportunity for the young musicians of Terrapin Crossroads to perform together and with a diverse cast of visiting musicians. Through playing in this setting, and with ongoing mentoring from Phil, the Terrapin Family Band has grown into a richly nuanced and fun band, weaving the classics with obscure covers and fresh original music to create a unique musical tapestry.