Bryant Park | Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival

February 5 and 6, 12pm-10pm

Bundle up and come on out for the 2nd annual Winter Carnival at Bank of America Winter Village! Embrace the frosty weather and join us for a celebration of the winter season. This jam-packed weekend will feature dancing, curling lessons, live skating and musical performances, photo ops, and more!

Featuring

Ice Ball
Winter Carnival Skating Showcase
Outdoor Winter Brew House
Silent Disco
Curling Lessons
Warming Lodge


See the full list of activities below:

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Tables are open for special hours in celebration of Winter Carnival!

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with the attendant to reserve a time slot.

 For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

We're putting a wintery twist on a summer park classic. Step on up and try your hand at mini-golf -- on ice! 

If you make a hole-in-one, you win a FastPass for VIP admission to the Rink!

Line will form on eastern edge of ice rink. Skates not permitted - shoes only. One hole-in-one attempt per person per day. Do not go through the Skating Pavilion to access this activity. Open Skating will be available on the rest of the Rink as usual.

 

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Enjoy cornhole and giant versions of classic games like Jenga and Connect Four!

Plus, catch the Bryant Park Jugglers here during special sessions.

 

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

A frosty celebration!

We're opening up the skate deck for eating and drinking, just like our favorite beer gardens around the world.

Eat - Warm comfort foods available for purchase from notable local chefs and restaurants.

Featured vendors:


Drink - Craft brews and spiked hot drinks for purchase for those 21+. Hot chocolate for purchase for the kids and kids at heart.

Enjoy - Don't let a little winter chill discourage you - we'll have beer garden-style seating, heaters, board games, and a roster of fun events!

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Need to warm up from the chill outdoors? Step inside the cozy, heated Lodge!

Take a free photo with the incredible Icy Illusion Photo Op, and bring it home in a souvenir magnetic frame. As an added bonus, Bank of America cardholders can show their card for a complimentary hot cocoa.

 For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Did you know we keep our famous fountain running all year? When it freezes, it becomes one of the most photographed and hashtagged elements in the park.

Make it official, and take a professional photo-booth style photo with our fountain! Powered by OMbooth

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Come visit an urban interpretation of an ice castle – it’s constructed from life-sized modular building blocks! Best viewed from the 6th Avenue entrance of the park.

Also the location of the 2nd Annual Winter Carnival Silent Disco!

Built by EverBlock. For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Come take a photo with a beautiful 2D winter scene that springs to life when viewed from the perfect angle!

Pick up your printed photo with a free souvenir frame in the Bank of America Warming Lodge.

 

Swing by the Southwest Porch and pick up a complimentary pair of hand warmers to stay warm and comfy while exploring Winter Carnival!

 Courtesy of Southwest Airlines, while supplies last.

 

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.

 For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments. The winner will receive a pair of FastPass tickets (good for VIP admission to the Rink) and a trophy!

Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will open at 5:30pm if space allows. Please check-in with attendant when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20pm. 

USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play. 

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

If registration link below is not working, please register here.

 

Professional skating performances, for free!

Starring:
2012 US National Pairs Champions John Coughlin and Caydee Denney
2-time US National Men’s Silver Medalist Adam Rippon
Acclaimed synchronized skating team The Skyliners
Athletes from Special Olympics New York

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

A Winter Carnival first! Join us for a battle of the wits, curated and hosted by TriviaNYC. Grab a team and hunker down for a few rounds of winter-themed and NYC-themed trivia! Great Bryant Park prizes go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams must be 4 people or fewer.

Note: If you love Session 1 of Brew House Trivia, feel free to stick around for Session 2 from 8pm – 9pm. No questions will be repeated, and more prizes will be awarded!

 For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

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… sure to be your best selfie of 2016!

Note: The Rink is open to the public throughout the Ice Ball. Admission is free, as always. Skate rentals priced as normal.

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

A Winter Carnival first! Join us for a battle of the wits, curated and hosted by TriviaNYC. Grab a team and hunker down for a few rounds of winter-themed and NYC-themed trivia! Great Bryant Park prizes go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams must be 4 people or fewer.

 Note: Feel free to come early for Session 1 from 7pm – 8pm. No questions will be repeated, and more prizes will be awarded!

 For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Our experts add to the Carnival atmosphere and can teach you how to juggle!

Test your coordination and dexterity with a free lesson. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

 

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 
Saturday, February 6, 2016

We're putting a wintery twist on a summer park classic. Step on up and try your hand at mini-golf -- on ice! 

If you make a hole-in-one, you win a FastPass for VIP admission to the Rink!

Line will form on eastern edge of ice rink. Skates not permitted - shoes only. One hole-in-one attempt per person per day. Do not go through the Skating Pavilion to access this activity. Open Skating will be available on the rest of the Rink as usual.

 

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Our experts add to the Carnival atmosphere and can teach you how to juggle!

Test your coordination and dexterity with a free lesson. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

 

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Enjoy cornhole and giant versions of classic games like Jenga and Connect Four!

Plus, catch the Bryant Park Jugglers here during special sessions.

 

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

A frosty celebration!

We're opening up the skate deck for eating and drinking, just like our favorite beer gardens around the world.

Eat - Warm comfort foods available for purchase from notable local chefs and restaurants.

Featured vendors:


Drink - Craft brews and spiked hot drinks for purchase for those 21+. Hot chocolate for purchase for the kids and kids at heart.

Enjoy - Don't let a little winter chill discourage you - we'll have beer garden-style seating, heaters, board games, and a roster of fun events!

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Need to warm up from the chill outdoors? Step inside the cozy, heated Lodge!

Take a free photo with the incredible Icy Illusion Photo Op, and bring it home in a souvenir magnetic frame. As an added bonus, Bank of America cardholders can show their card for a complimentary hot cocoa.

 For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Did you know we keep our famous fountain running all year? When it freezes, it becomes one of the most photographed and hashtagged elements in the park.

Make it official, and take a professional photo-booth style photo with our fountain! Powered by OMbooth

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Come visit an urban interpretation of an ice castle – it’s constructed from life-sized modular building blocks! Best viewed from the 6th Avenue entrance of the park.

Also the location of the 2nd Annual Winter Carnival Silent Disco!

Built by EverBlock. For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Come take a photo with a beautiful 2D winter scene that springs to life when viewed from the perfect angle!

Pick up your printed photo with a free souvenir frame in the Bank of America Warming Lodge.

 

Swing by the Southwest Porch and pick up a complimentary pair of hand warmers to stay warm and comfy while exploring Winter Carnival!

 Courtesy of Southwest Airlines, while supplies last.

 

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.

 For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Corny O’Connell, FUV morning host, entertains the crowd with a live DJ set.

 Hosted by WFUV.

 

Presented by Time Out New York

Join us for our 2nd Annual Winter Carnival Silent Disco!  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 Brew House or warm up in the Warming Lodge while grooving with your headphones.



More Info
No preregistration or tickets required. Event entry open from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. To check out headphones, you must swipe a credit card or debit card. If you fail to return your headphones by 10:00pm on 2/6/2016, your card will be charged $100. Bundle up and dress for the weather - we will be outside! No bag/coat check available.

For the full Winter Carnival schedule, visit http://wintervillage.org/visit/wintercarnival.

 

Tamsin Wilson makes intimate folk music.  Lead songwriter and vocalist for the almost-eponymous Brooklyn band Wilsen, Tamsin is inspired by Nick Drake, whom she calls “the ultimate writer”. Listening to her music, it’s easy to tell: lyrics are wistful; her voice is by trades quiet and quietly forceful. She has performed in support of legendary singer songwriter Rodriguez and indie darlings Daughter.