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Fairs and Festivals in Manhattan Week of February 27

Fairs and Festivals in Manhattan See what street fairs, holiday festivals, cultural parades, and other celebrations are happening in Manhattan this week of February 27. Get all the details on these fairs and festivals, including dates, start time, location, and information on special events or activities for kids and families. Most of these events are free. Whether you live in Manhattan or just plan on visiting this week, these fairs and festivals offer inexpensive fun and entertainment for the whole family. To see more free and low-cost upcoming events for kids and families in Manhattan, check out our complete calendar of events.

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Kids Night Out: Purim - JCC Manhattan
March 04, 2017 - Upper West Side

A special Purim version of this regular drop off program for ages 5-10 (two groups). Kids will enjoy activities, face-painting, crafts, and sports with their favorite counselors while you get the night off. Costumes are encouraged and dinner provided. Pre-registration is required.

Doll Festival: Hinamatsuri - Japan Society
March 05, 2017 - Midtown

Enjoy displays of intricately decorated Hinamatsuri dolls, while celebrating the health and happiness of young girls with songs, activities and festival-related food. In the second half of the program, make your very own doll and try your hand at playing the koto! Both girls and boys are welcome to participate. For ages 3-10.

20th Anniversary New York International Children's Film Festival 2017 - IFC Center and other theaters
Through March 19, 2017 - New York

Explore the world without leaving New York City. Every year, New York International Children's Film Festival presents hundreds of the best new films from around the world for kids and teens ages 3-18. The Festival’s Opening Weekend boasts three highly-acclaimed debuts. First is the East Coast, English-language premiere of My Life as a Zucchini (nominated for an Academy Award). Secondly, the American premiere of Revolting Rhymes, a wickedly delightful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s satirical reimagining of classic fairy tales. Finally the East Coast premiere of Funimation Film’s Your Name., a visually dazzling, genre-bending film by acclaimed Japanese director Makoto Shinkai, in consideration for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award. .

The Tilt Kids Festival - French Institute Alliance Française and other venues citywide
Through April 16, 2017 - Upper East Side

This ambitious cultural festival launched last year and is back for another six weeks of multidisciplinary excitement, curated to appeal to all ages. Created by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) it will feature international work paired with commissions from New York artists, including five premieres. It combines philosophy, art and music, circus and photography, design, dance, and gastronomy in a way that is uniquely French. This year, the French Cultural Services and FIAF will join forces with leading cultural institutions throughout the city including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Public Library, The Invisible Dog Art Center, and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Multiple events will also take place in various spaces at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FIAF. Five of the festival’s world premieres are newly commissioned works. The first is a large-scale, immersive installation—the first exhibition in New York—by Hervé Tullet, the internationally acclaimed illustrator and author of over 75 children’s books, including Press Here.