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FAIRS AND FESTIVALS IN MANHATTAN WEEK OF MAY 27

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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 May 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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Sunset Singing Circle - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
May 31, 2013 - Battery Park City

Raise your voice and join singer/guitarist Terre Roche as the sun sets over the Hudson River for enchanted evenings of folk songs, rounds, and chants. Novice and experienced singers of all ages are welcome. Bring a favorite song. SUNSET SINGING CIRCLES are a relaxing way to end the busy week and a wonderful opportunity for people to get together and sing in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. As Terre says, "Sunset Singing Circles are one of my very favorite events!" New Yorkers, sitting in the grass, watching the sun go down over the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty, singing This Land is Your Land and other favorites -- or just listening. Soulful, fun and surprising -- people tell me what a great time they have unwinding from the work week." Each season ? 2013 is the twelfth ? BPCPC produces a songbook, now grown to include nearly 100 songs that people know or are easy to learn. The songbook contains audience favorites and requests along with new tunes from Roche's annual review of classic folk and pop songs. Terre Roche has played guitar since the age of eleven, and with her two sisters, Maggie and Suzzy, produced 12 albums as The Roches, before they decided to pursue separate projects. Terre's first solo album, The Sound of a Tree Falling, was described by Sing Out! as "?luminous?enchantingly hypnotic?playing [that] is both complex and foundational, setting up solid but delicate rhythmic structures for each song on which her vocals can soar."

HOWL! Festival 2013 - Tompkins Square Park
May 31, 2013 - East Village

The 10th Annual HOWL! Festival digs deeper into Allen Ginsberg's legacy and mischievous sense of fun. Presented by Howl Arts, Inc., this celebration of freewheeling bohemia is back with more poetry, music, dance, art, and an extravagant program of funhouse activities, rides, games, and art for families and kids, too.

HOWL! Festival 2013 - Tompkins Square Park
June 01, 2013 - East Village

The 10th Annual HOWL! Festival digs deeper into Allen Ginsberg's legacy and mischievous sense of fun. Presented by Howl Arts, Inc., this celebration of freewheeling bohemia is back with more poetry, music, dance, art, and an extravagant program of funhouse activities, rides, games, and art for families and kids, too.

Alliance for New York City's Animals Hosts "Maddie's Pet Adoption Days" - Petco 92nd & Broadway
June 01, 2013 - Upper West Side

Thousands of dogs and cats will be looking for their forever homes at New York City's biggest pet adoption event ever, all for free.

HOWL! Festival 2013 - Tompkins Square Park
June 02, 2013 - East Village

The 10th Annual HOWL! Festival digs deeper into Allen Ginsberg's legacy and mischievous sense of fun. Presented by Howl Arts, Inc., this celebration of freewheeling bohemia is back with more poetry, music, dance, art, and an extravagant program of funhouse activities, rides, games, and art for families and kids, too.

What is Time? - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
June 02, 2013 - Greenwich Village

When you're having fun, time flies, but when you're bored, time moves like molasses. Do animals experience time like we do? How about time travel? Is it possible? What did Einstein figure out about time? Experts on physics, psychology and animal cognition take a crack at answering these complex questions with the help of actor and science lover Alan Alda and an audience full of curious kids.

Cool Jobs - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
June 02, 2013 - Greenwich Village

The World Science Festival's highly celebrated program, Cool Jobs, is back with an astounding line-up of the coolest scientists around. Curious about developing a team of robots that can search and rescue while mapping their surroundings? Did you know it takes a scientist to make our grocery store foods delicious? Think it's possible to shrink a lab test so small that you can't see it? Or make interactive games that aren't in a computer? Look no further! The World Science Festival has assembled the coolest group of scientists with the coolest jobs who will answer these questions and much more. Start on your own quest to find your Cool Job--a science job!

The Ultimate Science Street Fair - Washington Square Park
June 02, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to dig into science through all-new interactive exhibits, games, shows, and performances at the 6th Annual Ultimate Science Street Fair. Aspiring scientists of all ages investigate in "Science Circles" of biology, climate change, energy, math and technology, chemistry and more. You'll even get to become a Scientist's Apprentice by logging experiences throughout the day. Join Nobel laureates, scientists, researchers, and figures from sports and entertainment to illuminate the amazing science that lies behind virtually every aspect of modern life. Start your full day of fun and inspiration by producing energy through a soccer ball, planting a garden that grows up ... and in water, compare a walrus tooth to a warthog tooth, and even learn how to code your own computer game. Not enough? Learn how to pollinate insects in a grease-powered bus, become a real crime scene investigator, extract DNA from a banana, and learn how your brain works. That's just some of the great science you'll experience, along with the American Museum of Natural History, Hudson River Museum, Carmelo the Science Fellow, The New York Botanical Garden, Solar One...and you!

Alliance for New York City's Animals Hosts 'Maddie's Pet Adoption Days' - Petco Union Square
June 02, 2013 - Union Square

Thousands of dogs and cats will be looking for their forever homes at New York City's biggest pet adoption event ever, all for free.

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