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May Street Fairs in New York City

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Published April 15th 2011
In a city such as New York there is always a street fair going on somewhere. The ones coming up in May have something for all ages.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15 running along 42nd and 57th Streets on 9th Avenue is a festival like no other. The offering of food ranges from Greek to Spanish to Chinese and Korean. The aromas of all the different kinds of food certainly take center stage here. If you want some entertainment with you food be sure to visit 9th Avenue and 55th street on Saturday, May 15 where there will be an array of performers ranging from musicians to Celtic dancers and even belly dancers. A children's area will be located between 53rd and 54th streets and there will be more than 150 vendors selling everything from jewelry to clothing. All the fun begins at 9:30am and runs until 6:30pm.

On Sunday, May 1 at the Hippo Playground in Manhattan there will be a festival just for kids and their parents. This festival features face painting, pony rides, jumping castle and a petting zoo. There will be vendors offering food, arts and crafts and clothing for sale. Money raised at this event will be used to maintain the Hippo Playground and its programs.

If you would like to learn to dance as well as have fun at a street fair check out the Irish Art Center Festival on Sunday, May 1 from 1 until 8pm at Riverside Park South Pier 1 at W 70th Street. Not only will Irish food and drink be available, there will also be a children's area featuring face painting and games as well. Performance will be given by top Irish Dance companies from New York and the country. There will be workshops where you can the basics of Irish dance.

On Saturday, May 21 in the Greenwich Village area there will be a street festival that will be reminiscence of an old English village. Some of the activities offered at this festival will include children's activities and games such as those found in old England. For the adults, food and beverage with an English flair will be available.
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Why? Fun for all the family
When: Various dates
Where: Throughout New York
Cost: Free to enter, activities cost $$$
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