Ursa Minor by Jen Lewin
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
A 12-ft tall infinity mirror bear by American contemporary artist Jen Lewin makes its NYC public debut in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. The sculpture is free-standing and engages onlookers with its colorful flower and interactive LED light choreography. Inspired by the dazzling natural phenomena of Polaris and its constellation Ursa Minor, the sculpture’s multi-paneled infinity mirrored body illuminates, conveying emotions of amazement, wonder and exploration and reminding us to “Look Up.”
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Explore Davis McCarty’s iridescent installation, Pulse Portal, on the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place. Walk around the gemstones or through the dichromatic archway and view the rainbow palette of colored shadows that move throughout the day powered by sunlight.
Pulse Portal is built from NASA developed materials where colors transform as the angle of the…More info
Meet the winter birds of Governors Island with NYC Audubon. Nearly 240 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Discover all of the bird life the island has to offer this winter.
The group will meet at 3pm at Soissons Landing. Free with registration; More info
Join an exciting afternoon of live ice carving from skilled ice artists. Enjoy everything the Winter Village has to offer and help choose the winner at the end of the event.
Food available for purchase includes Little Eva’s seasonal menu, with warm drinks and new takes on classic comfort food like brats, vegan chili,…More info
Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives.More info
Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated…More info
Enjoy seasonal activities, festive winter lights, games and food and drinks alongside warming fire pits. Explore winter arts and cultural programming amid a sparkling display of holiday lights and a historic Coast Guard-era fire truck photo-op. Play lawn games like cornhole, can jam and giant Jenga.
⛸ Spin on a 5,000-square foot outdoor skating rink…More info
Skate on a small rink overlooking New York Harbor with incredible views. Uncovered and windy so dress accordingly.
Skate aids and pushable sit-down sleighs for small beginners available for $15 ($20 on weekend). Sign up for one hour sessions. Private and group learn to skate and hockey lessons available.
Eat at an array of yummy…More info