Fairs and Festivals in Manhattan Week of February 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 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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Uummannaq Music Presents Greenland Children’s Day - Scandinavia House
March 03, 2012 - Manhattan

Experience and explore the wonder of Greenland and the High Arctic with a day of Greenlandic music, games, activities, stories, films, workshops, and art projects, presented by Uummannaq music founders Galya Morrell (Cold Artist) and Joel Spiegelman (Composer of the Cold). Kids and their families will learn about the traditional way of life and hear firsthand accounts of the artists' expeditions to the Arctic ice fields of Northern Greenland. Throughout the day, kids and their caretakers can create their own soundtracks of the North with the help of native Greenlandic hunters, take a crash course in Kalaallisut (the language spoken across Northwestern Greenland) from linguistic guru Raffy Dikranian, learn about the diverse animal world of Greenland, watch an account of a child's life on Uummannaq Island, and take an introductory class to kiinnamut saagoq, the art of Greenlandic mask-making.

Caribbean-American Festival - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 03, 2012 - SoHo

Celebrate the rich arts and culture of NYC's Caribbean-American community. This festival will include a variety of performing and visual art experiences to teach families and children about traditional and contemporary arts of the Caribbean culture. The featured guest artist will be master Haitiandrummer Gaston Jean-Baptiste, known as "Bonga," accompanied by his drum and dance troupe. The day will also feature drumming workshops, an exploration of mask-making traditions, and storytelling.

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival - The Metropolitan Pavilion
March 03, 2012 - Manhattan

Foodies, locavores, vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians, and those who simply want to find out more about living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle are welcome at this festival. Vegetarian food companies, restaurants, and health and wellness vendors will gather to celebrate the delight of vegetarian food and cruelty-free living. This two-day festival will feature food sampling and meals from New York City's top vegetarian restaurants and food companies, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables, and live entertainment and activities.

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival - The Metropolitan Pavilion
March 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Foodies, locavores, vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians, and those who simply want to find out more about living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle are welcome at this festival. Vegetarian food companies, restaurants, and health and wellness vendors will gather to celebrate the delight of vegetarian food and cruelty-free living. This two-day festival will feature food sampling and meals from New York City's top vegetarian restaurants and food companies, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables, and live entertainment and activities.

Purim Carnival - 92nd Street Y
March 04, 2012 - Upper East Side

Enjoy games, mask-making, entertainment, and hamentashen. Experience the story of Purim and meet the heroes of the Megillah: Queen Esther and Mordechai. Dress in your favorite costume.

Monkey King Festival - Children's Museum of Manhattan
March 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

Visitors can learn the art of Chinese calligraphy (12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm) and enjoy interactive performances by the Choy Lee Fut Lion Dance Associate (2pm, 3pm) based on the brave and mischievous Monkey King character from the epic tale "Journey to the West."

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