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

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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.

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Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Venetian blinds, surge protectors, Q-tips, forged steel and lost winter gloves are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from jellyfish overpopulation to the upcoming presidential election. This exhibition is an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This event repeats every weekday between 12/4/2015 and 1/7/2016.

This event is free and open to the public.

Location – Arsenal in Central Park 830 Fifth Avenue Manhattan

Directions to this location Location Details: Third floor gallery

Cost – Free Event Organizer – Art & Antiquities Contact Number – (212) 360-8163 Contact Email


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Pope Francis in Central Park

Pope Francis Central Park Procession

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Ticket Giveaway Contest

Sign up for the Central Park Papal Procession ticket giveaway contest has closed. Space is limited for the Pope’s historic Central Park procession. Entrants who have been randomly selected to receive tickets will be notified beginning Thursday, September 10th via email or telephone (depending on how they entered) and no later than September 14th. For more information on attending this procession, please read our FAQ below.


Where & When

The Central Park Papal Procession will take place on Friday, September 25th on Central Park’s West Drive between 72nd and 60th Street. A ticket and valid ID is required for entrance.

Entrance to Event

Guests must enter via assigned security gate (listed on ticket) beginning at 11am. All guests must be at their assigned gate no later than 3:30pm. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and allow ample time to pass through security. Guests without tickets will not be permitted.

Road Closures

During Pope Francis’ visit to New York City there will be a number of street closures and anticipated traffic delays in the area of Central Park West, East Harlem, Financial District, Midtown, Madison Square Garden, and the Upper East Side. Please click here to view the full list of street closures and traffic restrictions. The use of public transportation for the duration of the visit is highly encouraged.


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