The 3rd Annual Winter Carnival at Bryant Park is upon us! Part of the Bank of America Winter Village, this 3rd annual event is packed with activities, entertainment and more. Discover what the carnival has to offer and make sure to stop by before it ends, Saturday, February 4, 2017.
Info provided by Bryant Park
Winter Carnival Activities:
Join us for our 3rd Annual Winter Carnival Silent Disco, hosted by Southwest Airlines! This free outdoor dance party will have you shaking off the winter chill while onlookers wonder what the heck you’re doing…because the music can only be heard through headphones!
We’ll provide the headphones and have 3 DJs spinning 3 different genres live: Top 40/EDM, 80s and 90s hits, and Motown/Oldies. Switch between channels as often as you like! Your headphones will glow to show everyone what you’re listening to. The dance party (as well as headphone pick-up and drop-off) will be located on the Fountain Terrace, but there are no boundaries – feel free to roam the rest of Winter Carnival! Get a drink at the Southwest Porch or warm up in the Warming Lodge while grooving with your headphones.
Fun giveaways courtesy of Southwest Airlines, while supplies last.
All are invited to don their fanciest top hats, tails, gowns and furs and skate to waltz music at a pop-up waltz ball hosted by the Simulacrum of Yore Society. Help us fill the rink with classic Viennese glamour!
Outdoor Winter Brew House
Inspired by our favorite beer gardens around the world, we’re opening up the northwest corner of the skate deck for eating and drinking. Don’t let a little winter chill discourage you – we’ll have beer garden-style seating, heaters, board games, and a whole roster of special events!
Drink – A variety of brews from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. Exclusive wine sponsor The Drop Wine Company will be mulling delicious, authentic gluhwein with their Cali Red. Available for purchase for those 21+.
Eat – Classic beer garden fare like sausages and bratwursts from Brooklyn Cured available for purchase, piled high with your choice of condiments from Sir Kensington’s.
GIANT Ice Castle
Come visit an urban interpretation of an “ice” castle – it’s constructed from giant modular building blocks! Come nightfall, the castle is washed in dramatic uplighting. Best viewed from the 6th Avenue entrance of the park.
Free Curling Lessons
Sweep sweep sweep! We’ll have professional instructors and equipment on hand to teach you how to play this classic oddball winter sport.
Line will form on eastern edge of ice rink. Skates not permitted – shoes only. Do not go through the Skating Pavilion to access this activity. Open Skating will be available on the rest of the Rink as usual.
Free Skating Lessons
Winter Carnival is stacked with opportunities to get on the ice and learn about Winter Village’s signature activity – ice skating!
Register for a free 30-minute lunchtime lesson to learn skating basics and get comfortable on the ice. Space is limited to 15 students per lesson.
Frozen Fingers Games and Giveaways
Our expert jugglers are here to teach you how to juggle, adding to the Carnival atmosphere! Test your coordination and dexterity with a free lesson. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
Cozy Warming Lodge
Need to warm up from the chill outdoors? Step inside the cozy, heated Lodge and take advantage of comfortable lounge furniture and free device charging!
While you’re there, join in a virtual snowball fight and watch your name climb the live leaderboard. Daily prizes awarded.
As an added bonus, Bank of America cardholders can show their card for a complimentary hot cocoa.