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FAIRS AND FESTIVALS IN MANHATTAN WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4

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Fairs and Festivals in Manhattan See what street fairs, holiday festivals, cultural parades, and other celebrations are happening in Manhattan 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 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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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.

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.

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.

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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