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FAIRS AND FESTIVALS IN BRONX WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4

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by Kids Events Editor February 4, 2013

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Fairs and Festivals in Bronx See what street fairs, holiday festivals, cultural parades, and other celebrations are happening in Bronx this week of February 4. 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 Bronx 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 Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

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31st Annual Westchester Camp & Summer Activities Fair - Crowne Plaza
February 10, 2013 - White Plains

Find the right camp in one afternoon! Learn all about day, sleepaway and specialty camps, and summer programs that are perfect for your children. Meet the directors and learn about the programs. Whether your kids are interested in sports camps, theater programs, swimming, arts & crafts, and more, you'll find camps that meet your criteria at this event.

Teen/Tween Night at the Larchmont LEGO-FEST - Larchmont Village Center
February 08, 2013 - Larchmont

At LegoFest, discover and explore an entire Lego world created by professional Lego artists. The visually interactive, 300-square-foot display will be bursting with whimsical scenes, hidden surprises, Seek-and-Find Challenges, Lego-Building Events, and a variety of premium Lego sets for raffle. Tickets for Tween/Teen Night (ages 12-18) can only be purchased online at friendsoflarchmontlibrary.org/legofest. There will be food and a host of activities and events geared specifically to teens. LegoFest is a fundraiser for Friends of the Larchmont Public Library, sponsored by BlocStudio Design + Construction, Rolling Stone Masonry Ltd., The Lazy Gardener, and Julia B Fee Sotheby's.

Lunar New Year - Asia Society New York
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Asia Society rings in the Year of the Snake with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Don't miss the lion dance and kung fu demonstration.

Hudson River EagleFest - Croton Point Park
February 09, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

Attendees of EagleFest can enjoy an abundance of activities from guided and independent eagle viewing to storytelling, engaging children's programs and activities, bird walks, and displays. Headquartered at Croton Point Park, the event features multiple eagle viewing locations staffed with birding experts, to help the public view our national symbol in the wild. See an eagle up-close at the entertaining and educational shows taking place all day long in the Eagle Theatre and Eaglet Stage heated tents. Or participate in any number of activities including guided and independent eagle viewing, raptor shows, bus tours, storytelling, a tent full of children's programs, bird walks, and displays from 30 area organizations. For the most up-to-date schedule, visit teatown.org/eaglefest. Tickets are required for any shows in the Eagle Theatre and for bus tours. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to purchase tickets in advance. Parking is free, and shuttle buses will bring guests from the outlying lots and the Croton-Harmon Train Station to Croton Point Park.

Queens Winter Train and Toy Show - Queens College
February 09, 2013 - Flushing

All Aboard-calling all train lovers! This show features operating model railroads, dealers selling trains and collectable toys, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations. Admission is good for Feb. 10 as well.

First Annual Larchmont LEGO-FEST for Family Fun! - Larchmont Village Center
February 09, 2013 - Larchmont

At LegoFest, discover and explore an entire Lego world created by professional Lego artists. The visually interactive, 300-square-foot display will be bursting with whimsical scenes, hidden surprises, Seek-and-Find Challenges, Lego-Building Events, and a variety of premium Lego sets for raffle. Tickets can only be purchased online at friendsoflarchmontlibrary.org/legofest. LegoFest is a fundraiser for Friends of the Larchmont Public Library, sponsored by BlocStudio Design + Construction, Rolling Stone Masonry Ltd., The Lazy Gardener, Beacon Hill Technology Solutions, and Julia B Fee Sotheby's International Realty.

Planet Han Chinese New Year Fun Fair - Planet Han
February 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

Celebrate The Year of Snake at the very first Planet Han Chinese Fun Fair. Enjoy many traditional activities and take a photo of your child against a Chinese themed backdrop. RSVP required: info@planethanchinese.com or 212-724-2421.

Winterfest - PS/MS 165
February 09, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Winterfest is an indoor, fun-filled school carnival for children and their families. There will be music and magic, carnival games and prizes, arts and crafts, Wii, books and toys, a raffle, food, and more.

HARBORFROST - Bay Street Theatre
February 09, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Come in from the cold as Bay Street Theatre welcomes all to keep cozy and warm whether it's after the plunge on the Long Wharf or before the big fireworks. In the lobby kids can warm up with hot chocolate and watch cartoons on the big screen .

FIAF Family Saturdays - FIAF: French Institute Alliance Francaise
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your kids feel French for a day with a charming film screening, an open house and story time, a Valentine's Day-themed cooking class, and a wordless circus show.

HarborFrost 2013 - Sag Harbor Village
February 09, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Sponsored by the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce & The Sag Harbor Express, the festival features ice carving demonstrations, fire dancers, a treasure hunt, and fireworks at the end of the day. On Main Street, there will be store and restaurant specials as well as live music. There will also be a Polar Bear Plunge at Windmill Beach benefiting the Volunteer Ambulance Corp, a special story time at the John Jermain Library, and a HarborFrost farmers market.

YWCA Valentine's Day Carnival - YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester
February 10, 2013 - White Plains

Sunday afternoon for young children featuring music, entertainment, arts & crafts projects, carnival games, and prizes. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact events@ywcawpcw.org or call 914-949-6227.

Indoor Farmers' Market - Westchester County Center
February 10, 2013 - White Plains

Featuring fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, maple syrup, honey, jams, meats, pickles, soaps and more, grown and produced by New York State farmers and vendors. Parking is $5. Discount parking coupons available at countycenter.biz.

Queens Winter Train and Toy Show - Queens College
February 10, 2013 - Flushing

All Aboard-calling all train lovers! This show features hundreds of tables of trains for sale, operating model railroads, a roaming railroad - riding train for kids and adults, and collectable toys, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations.Plus hourly door prize giveaways. Admission is good for show on Feb. 9 as well.

First Annual Larchmont LEGO-FEST for Family Fun! - Larchmont Village Center
February 10, 2013 - Larchmont

At LegoFest, discover and explore an entire Lego world created by professional Lego artists. The visually interactive, 300-square-foot display will be bursting with whimsical scenes, hidden surprises, Seek-and-Find Challenges, Lego-Building Events, and a variety of premium Lego sets for raffle. Tickets can only be purchased online at friendsoflarchmontlibrary.org/legofest. LegoFest is a fundraiser for Friends of the Larchmont Public Library, sponsored by BlocStudio Design + Construction, Rolling Stone Masonry Ltd., The Lazy Gardener, Beacon Hill Technology Solutions, and Julia B Fee Sotheby's International Realty.

Mardi Gras Festival - Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
February 10, 2013 - Oyster Bay

This family-oriented festival will include children’s performances, carnival games for colorful Mardi Gras prizes,funny photos, and environmental displays where everyone learns about the environment and can make their own Mardi Gras animal mask. Bring your camera. The festival is free, however, a $5 donation is being requested.

Jumpin' Juniper Festival - Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)
February 10, 2013 - Park Slope

Jumpin' Juniper (Joanna Walchuk) hosts a four week, four-session gathering of interactive songs, stories, film, and dance in accordance to a visiting guest for each event. A well-equipped play room is available in conjunction with the performance. Check BAX's website for each week's featured performer.

New Year Fire Cracker Ceremony - Sara Roosevelt Park
February 10, 2013 - Chinatown

To mark the first day of the 2012 Lunar New Year, kick off with 600,000 rounds of colorful firecrackers, prepared by highly trained detonation specialists, a traditional Lunar New Year practice believed to scare away evil spirits. After opening ceremonies, a dozen Lion, Dragon and Unicorn dance troupes will march down the main streets of Chinatown (Mott, Bowery, East Broadway, Bayard, Elizabeth, and Pell) to help ring in the New Year. A massive festival will be in the heart of Chinatown that will feature all-day cultural performances by traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian-American signers and dancers, along with food vendors and promotional booths.

The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - Madison Square Garden
February 11, 2013 - Midtown

The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will take place on Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12 and will feature over 3,200 dogs accounting for 187 different breeds. For the first time in history, the event will take place at two landmark New York venues to accommodate its growing pool of dogs, handlers, vendors and spectators. The Group competitions will take place Monday and Tuesday nights at Madison Square Garden, leading to the crowning of the Best In Show winner. During the days, breed judging will take place at Piers 92 and 94, which offers an additional 200,000 square feet of space to make room for the return of benching, which allows spectators to find a favorite breed or individual dog that they want to see up close and personal.

The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - Piers 92/94
February 11, 2013 - Hell's Kitchen

The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will take place on Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12 and will feature over 3,200 dogs accounting for 187 different breeds. For the first time in history, the event will take place at two landmark New York venues to accommodate its growing pool of dogs, handlers, vendors and spectators. The Group competitions will take place Monday and Tuesday nights at Madison Square Garden, leading to the crowning of the Best In Show winner. During the days, breed judging will take place at Piers 92 and 94, which offers an additional 200,000 square feet of space to make room for the return of benching, which allows spectators to find a favorite breed or individual dog that they want to see up close and personal.

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