Winter Village at Bryant Park
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
* Watch skaters – or skate yourself on the city’s only free rink ($21-$26/skate rentals – varies by day). Online advance reservations required. Penguin skate aids available for younger kids ($22). Capacity is reduced and skate times are shorter. Groups 1 & 4 have the least crowded times on the ice during the 10 minutes at the beginning and end of sessions.
* A small drawstring “shoe bag,” complimentary with skate rentals, can be worn onto the ice for shoes and small personal items, or bring your own drawstring bag or backpack under 16”x18”. For larger items, purchase bag check online. No lockers this year.
* Try all sorts of international food, including ramen, macarons, crepes and chocolate.
* Cozy up with a festive cocktail and food and watch the ice skaters at the now open-air Lodge Deck by Urbanspace. Sweet and savory treats also available at koisks and booths throughout the park, or visit beloved Sweedish bakery Ole & Steen or new French patisserie Angelina Paris, both at Sixth Ave & 40th Street.
* Reserve an iceless curling lane at the Curling Café, $200+ for a bubble tent and food and drink for 90 minutes (up to 8 people). On Wednesday & Thursday 3:30pm-9pm, reserve a bubble/lane for only $20/person plus a minimum purchase of 2 menu items per person. Cozy igloo dining also availble for $160+.
Read and leave love letters inside a double heart sculpture made from repurposed and donated plywood from building façades across New York City. Explore the multiple seating arrangements and levels. Designed by Soft-Firm (from Lexi Tsien and Talitha Liu), curated by Reddymade. Winner of the 13th annual Valentine’s season Love in Times Square Design Competition.
Dog-lovers can explore canine-related artwork with cutting-edge technology and interpretation, plus items from the library, archives and collection of the American Kennel Club headquarters.
Current exhibit Hollywood Dogs exhibit features original movie posters of some of the biggest canine blockbusters, from Lassie to Babe and more, plus drawings and illustrations that highlight animated and cartoon…More info