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Weekend Family Events - February 28 and March 1

Friday, February 27, 2015 by Julie G
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Ready, Set, Go! It's a race to see how many fun events you can enjoy this weekend. There are holiday events for the Lunar New Year, Purim and St. Patrick's Day. Taking place at Bryant Park is the Kids Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in town and there's even a fairytale festival going on! Please also be sure to check our event listings for the New York International Children's Film Festival. Start the race to fun times ahead. Here are this weekend's picks.
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Kids Food Festival
Learn about the importance of achieving balance in food choices, through fun activities and sampling family-friendly foods. Get your forks ready for a weekend full of flavorful fun! Appetites of all ages will be satisfied. Activities include, a balanced plate scavenger hunt, ticketed hands-on cooking classes, free performances including cooking demos and live entertainment. Featured chefs include Daniel Holzman of The Meatball Shop, Joey Campanaro of The Little Owl, Cricket Azima of the Creative Kitchen and many more. Baby Loves Disco will be rocking out, there will be giveaways and fun for everyone! Taking place at Bryant Park on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. General admission is free. Hands-on cooking classes cost $25.
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Blocks
Teater Tre, one of Sweden’s oldest and most respected troupes, presents this charming physical comedy created especially for younger audiences. Wearing blue workman’s overalls, three quiet yet clever clowns use colorful blocks to build, break, and rebuild relationships to space and each other, creating an exercise in cooperation and spatial awareness that will delight and engage children and adults alike. The show takes place at BAM Fisher Fishman Space on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30AM and 1:30PM. Tickets cost $12.
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MOCAFAMILY: Lunar New Year Family Festival
Blaaast into the New Year with MOCA! Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate Chinese and Chinese American traditions and folk arts. Enjoy an awe-inspiring lion dance, create zodiac themed crafts, embark on storytelling journeys, and sway along with Chinatown's Red Silk Dancers – and much more family fun at MOCA, so herd on over! Activities include making zodiac puppets and firecrackers, zodiac face painting, tasting demonstrations, storytelling and more. taking place at MOCA (Museum of Chinese in America) on Saturday from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. Ticketed events are free with admission but have limited capacity. Tickets cost $10 per person, $8 for MOCA members. Free admission for MOCA Family Level Members, children under 2 and Cool Culture families. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended for this event.
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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus Xtreme
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus Xtreme. It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the x-traordinary things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth. When you purchase your ticket to Ringling Bros. Circus, you will have free admission to the All Access Pre-Show that starts 60 minutes before the show for you chance to feel what it’s like to be part of the Greatest Show On Earth! Children Of All Ages are invited down to the show floor to try on costumes, learn circus skills, meet the performers and get pictures taken with the clowns! The show takes place on Saturday and Sunday at 11:00AM, 3:00PM and 7:00PM. Tickets cost between $15 - $65.
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Lunar New Year Festivities: The Year of the Sheep
To celebrate the Year of the Sheep, the Queens Zoo is hosting a special weekend featuring a meet-and-greet with their sheep, performances, calligraphy, and more. Activities include a scavenger hunt, exploring the zoo and finding lunar zodiac signs at exhibits, sheep mask making and Chinese fan crafts. The fun happens this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00AM to 4:30PM. All events are free with zoo admission.
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Ice Skating Day
The Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers is hosting a Free Ice Skating Day! This event is open to kids and adults of all ages and skill levels. Free hot chocolate and coffee will be available as well as a chance to win travel for two to Hawaii. There will also be special demos of the state-of-the-art ProSharp skate sharpening machinery at the Skater's Edge Pro Shop, located in Sky Rink's lobby. The event takes place on Saturday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by award-winning children’s book illustrator and writer, Eric Carle, will be retold on stage in black light. The tale follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar that progresses through an amazing variety of foods towards his metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly. The story of Little Cloud will also be performed. Children will delight in the antics of Little Cloud. High up in a beautiful sky, Little Cloud slips away from the rest and transforms itself into various shapes-a sheep, an airplane, a shark and more. The Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia brings these stories to life. Taking place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 1:30PM. Tickets cost $25.
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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Celebrates World Sword Swallowers Day
The real men and women of steel are back again to celebrate the ancient art of sword swallowing on World Sword Swallowing Day at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  The show will start at 2:00PM with an official “swallow” at 2:28PM to coincide with the 2/28/15 date. More than 20 sword swallowers will risk their lives when they “drop swords” at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! “We established World Sword Swallower’s Day to honor this ancient art and recognize the few people in the world who can do this," explains Dan Meyer, a sword swallower whose amazing feats have been chronicled by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. “We also raise awareness of the contributions sword swallowers have made to the fields of medicine and science and raise money for esophageal cancer research.” the show takes place on Saturday from 1:30PM to 2:30PM. The show is free with museum admission.
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Galli Theater's Fairytale Festival
Join the Galli Fairytale Theater for a two hour event filled with fairytale fun! The festival includes the best of what Galli Theater has to offer, including, a festival-exclusive performance of "The Three Little Pigs", a kids' mini-theater workshop, raffles and giveaways, arts and crafts for the whole family and more. Galli Theater has been serving families for over 25 years. The Galli Theater communicates important social issues through modern adaptations of fairy tales from around the world. Come and join them for a day of fun on Saturday from 3:30PM to 5:30PM. Admission for adults costs $25, admission for kids costs $20. Tickets are available online only.
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Olde Tyme Purim Carnival
Join the Park East Day School this Purim for Olde Tyme Carnival Fun! There will be pony rides, ice skating, miniature golf, a bounce house, magicians, balloon artists, acrobats, musical guests, an interactive Purim spiel, and organic popcorn! Additional food is available for purchase. Dressing up in costume is encouraged; costumes with weapons are not permitted. Prizes will be awarded for Purim-themed costumes. The event is taking place on Sunday from11:00AM to 2:00PM. The cost is $20 per person for advance tickets, $25 per person at the door.
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Staten Island St. Patrick's Parade
Come join the Staten island St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade will begin at noon at Hart Boulevard and Forest Avenue, West Brighton, and the route will end at Jewett Avenue with reviewing stands at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church. Thousands line Forest Avenue decked out in shamrocks, beads, hats and plenty of green for the celebration of Irish heritage. The day begins with a mass, followed by the parade and other festival activities such as live music and traditional food. Taking place on Sunday at 12:00PM.
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Blast Off into Purim
Head over to the Museum of Jewish Heritage and join Tim and the Space Cadets as they celebrate the superheroes of Purim. Costumes are encouraged! There will also be arts and crafts and a family mini tour of the museum. The event is taking place on Sunday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Admission costs $10 for adults, admission for children 10 and under costs $7. Members pay $7 and can bring up to 3 children for free, the cost is $5 for each additional child.
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St. Pat's for All Parade 2015
The warm hospitable spirit of this festival is in the best Spirit of Ireland and New York! This parade is New York's most diverse St. Patrick's parade, embracing LGBT contingents, community groups, children's bands, Irish organizations and religious and civic groups, all in celebration of Ireland. The annual post-parade party takes place at Saints & Sinners at 60th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Warmed by the hospitable community of Sunnyside and Woodside, the parade returns this year to Skillman Avenue. The parade begins at Skillman Avenue and 47th street and ends at Woodside Aveue and 58th Street. Taking place on Sunday from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.
Check out lots more great family events this weekend in NYC!
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