Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free
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Flushing and Manhattan's Chinatown welcome the year of the tiger with Lunar New Year parades this weekend. The Flushing parade runs from 11 to 1 today on Main Street (the last stop of the 7). Flushing Town Hall is throwing a free asian dance concert immediately afterwards. The Manhattan parade starts Sunday at 11:30 (organizers recommend Allen Street between Canal and Grand as the best viewing spot).
Celebrate Mardi Gras with food and performances at Herbert von King Park
Chinese New Year Party at McNally Jackson Books
The Accidental Husband at Sony Wonder Labs
Target Free Third Saturdays at El Museo del Barrio, with Carnaval masks, jester hats, jazz and capoeira
Medieval Arts Children's Workshop at St John the Divine
Mozart for the kids at Rufus King Manor
African-american heritage storytime at the Brooklyn Central Library
The Myth of a Post-Racial Society at Freedom Hall
Stargazing in Inwood Park
Purim Carnival at the 92StY ($20, $15 for kids)
Purim Carnival at the Jewish Community Center ($15)
The Forgotten and Familiar Chopin at John Jay
The Marble Collegiate Church Gospel Choir Concert ($15, benefits haitian relief)
Stargazing on Staten Island
The Brooklyn Inventgenuity Festival for kids 6-17 and their parents.
Black History Month programs at the New York Historical Society
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