Winter Village at Bryant Park
March 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
* Watch skaters – or skate yourself on the city’s only free rink ($17 skate rentals with code ‘LASTSKATE’). 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.
* Ride the small, charming Le Carrousel specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, with brightly colored animals and French cabaret music (11 am-7 pm daily, $3/ride).
* Special events include Ice Theatre of New York pop up concerts on the rink Tuesday-Thursday 1 pm, Wedensday evening Radio Rewind retro tunes for skating, juggling demos and more.
* 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 available for $160+.
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