Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free – 2/20/2010


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

All Weekend

The Brooklyn Inventgenuity Festival for kids 6-17 and their parents.

Black History Month programs at the New York Historical Society

The Harlem Fine Arts Show


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