The birthday party, running from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., involves more than 70 organizations.
Activities include Israeli and camp dancing, cooking demos, face painting, soccer, an Israeli boot camp experience, an all-day community art project, an exhibit of Israeli technology, games on the lawn, tea in a Bedouin tent, and music from Joanie Leeds, the Billy Jonas Band, Paz and Israeli TV contest winners Taking the Time.
The AJT plans to set up a booth where you can record a 70-second video celebrating Israel’s 70 years at the Jewish Times Chill Zone.
The event is priced so that everyone can participate: $10 per person or $18 per family (two adults and unlimited children) in advance; $18 per person or $25 per family at the door. Drink tickets are $7 (good for two soft drinks or one alcoholic beverage), and kosher food will be sold by such vendors as Keith’s Corner BBQ, A Kosher Touch, Cinnaholic, For All Occasions and More, FuegoMundo, LiquidX, Quality Kosher and The Spicy Peach.
The event co-chairs are Karl and Julie Altmann and Scott and Leslie Alterman.
Parking is available at parking decks near the Midtown park, such as 1320 Monroe Drive, 1155 Peachtree St., 1217 Spring St. and 933 Peachtree St., but Federation recommends the use of MARTA or ride-share services (Lyft and Uber).
Visit jewishatlanta.org/israel70 to get tickets or more information. Maps of the festivities during the event are on the next two pages.