Wollman Rink Central Park
Central Park’s Wollman Rink transforms into a glittering roller-disco paradise with art installations, photo ops, and soundscapes curated by Groovemaster Nile Rodgers. Skate and dance on a beautiful rainbow rink among pretty trees (though unshaded; bring water & sunscreen).
From 10:00am-4:30pm, book one-hour or three-hour open skating sessions. From 5:30-10:00pm, enjoy dazzling lights, live DJs, and a musical show with a cast of roller-skating performers. Tickets include 2 hours of skate time, plus live performances at 7:30 pm (also viewable from the bridge overlooking the rink). Talented skaters in groovy costumes dance on the rink throughout the evening. Come before or after your skate time for rinkside dance parties and lawn games like oversized Connect 4.
Prices vary depending on the time of day and day in the week (later evening times and weekends are more expensive than early evening times and weekdays). Skip the line and get some swag with VIP ticket.
Bring your own skates or blades or rent a pair from The DiscOasis for $10.00 + tax. Don’t forget socks. Free skating aids available.
🐛 On Mondays, instead of skating the rink hosts The Very Hungry Caterpillar puppet show (10am, 12pm & 2pm, $15).
🌳 Cool off after in the sprinklers and streams of nearby Hecksher Playground.
🍽 The Café, run by famed Melba’s Restaurant in Harlem, features an array of affordable menu items, including veggie flatbreads, pizza, tacos, french fries, hot dogs, chicken fingers, vegan options, slushees, a coffee bar and more. A pop-up from Harlem’s famous Melba on the upper deck serves signature dishes such as southern fried chicken wings & eggnog waffles.
See faithful adaptations of author/illustrator Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar featuring fantastical larger-than-life puppets and audience participation. Bring a blanket to spread out on the rainbow DiscoOasis with the backdrop of Central Park.
Mondays 10am, 12pm & 2pm through August 29th