Central Park Winter Jam 2016

DSC_0192Winter Jam

NYC’s Ultimate Snow Day

Saturday January 23, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Central Park, Manhattan
Bandshell Area

Enter at 72nd Street

Get Directions 

Free Event for All Ages
Snow, rain or shine!

Presented by NYC Parks, Lake Placid, I Love NY,  and I Ski NY, Winter Jam NYC is the ultimate snow day: a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Our partners at Gore Mountain will blow lots of fresh snow in the heart of Manhattan, so there will be plenty for all to enjoy!

Want to help out? Learn about volunteering at Winter Jam!

Featured Venues

  • Lake Placid Snow Field
  • Snowshoeing
  • Learn to Ride: Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Kicksledding
  • Taste NY Winter Market
  • Sledding

Equipment provided at no cost, or bring your own snow sports gear and enjoy the terrain! Please note: lines for activities may close early.

Participants in snowshoeing, kicksledding, and in snowboarding/skiing lessons must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver. Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early.

For more information, call (212) 360-8213.

Snow in Central Park – 2014

114th Annual Christmas Bird Count


Experience the beauty of the park in winter while you help collect valuable data, and learn about birds when you participate in this annual event with the National Audubon Society.

The Christmas Bird Count is a citizen-science tradition started by ornithologist Frank Chapman in 1900 and the longest-running  wildlife annual census. The data you collect is used to assess the health of bird populations and guide conservation action in Central Park and beyond.

Each group is led by an experienced birder. Dress warmly and remember to bring your binoculars.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

8:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Location

Reservoir Running Track & Landscape in Central Park
Manhattan

Cost – Free

Event Organizer

National Audubon Society, NYC Parks and Recreation

Contact Number

(212) 360 1324

Contact Email

rsvp@parks.nyc.gov

Wreath Interpretations at the Central Park Arsenal

 NYC Parks offers a truly original celebration of the the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths at the Central Park Arsenal. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year’s holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

This event repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 12/5/2013 and 1/9/2014.

Snowstorm Nemo in Central Park

Central Park visitors took advantage of the fluffy white blanket left by Nemo on Saturday. Cedar Hill was transformed into an alpine luge run with children, and adults, shushing down the icy slopes in a wide variety of sleds, toboggans and inflatables.