Did you think the expiration of the holiday season would slow down Bryant Park's Winter Village? Well, in case you're wondering, it didn't.
Maybe the Christmas tree is no longer pertinent, and maybe people no longer need to buy holiday gifts at all the boutique-like vendors, but still, things are popping at the Winter Village.
In fact, the Winter Village is about to erupt into a carnival, if you haven't heard.
The Winter Carnival at the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will be held on February 5th and February 6th, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on both days. We're definitely going to be there, and we are absurdly excited for the 2nd annual weekend of crazy winter fun.
There will be dancing, curling lessons, live skating, and musical performances. If you're wondering whether you should bundle up or not, the answer is yes. You should definitely bundle for this; it is a winter celebration after all.
There will be beer at the outdoor Winter Brew House, and a warming lodge for when the cold starts to become too much.
You'll have the chance to rock out at the silent disco, marvel at the winter carnival skating showcase, and compete in the fierce competition at the Frozen Fingers Ping Pong Open Tables.
We know it already sounds like too much winter fun to take, but that isn't all. There will also be ice golf from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on both days, two sessions of Brew House Trivia, and an Ice Ball.
The best part of all? The whole carnival is totally free.
nyuzac A view of 41st street from Bryant Park #bankofamericawintervillageatbryantpark (Zac Howard, NYU Digital Magazine. September 24, 2015)
Renting skates admittedly isn't free, and neither is buying beer, or any of the food you might buy while you're there, but aside from that, the lessons, the ping pong, the ball, and everything else we mentioned are completely without charge.
Whoever said you can't have fun in the frigid months of winter must not have heard about Bryant Park's Winter Carnival. Mark the date on your calendars now, it'll be here before we know it.
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