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Ice Festival

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Did you know that the Conservancy maintains Central Park’s collection of 50+ bronze and stone monuments year-round? On the weekend before Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love of Central Park’s sculptures at our sixth annual Ice Festival. Witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 6,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of one of the Park’s most beloved statues.

As night falls, revel among colorful lights as the Mall becomes a vibrant silent disco with live DJs, all to celebrate the Central Park Conservancy's preservation efforts.

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Events Schedule

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Live ice carving by Okamoto Studio

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Silent Disco with two DJs simultaneously spinning the best of the 80s, early 90s, and Top 40 hits into headphones powered by Quiet Events

Ongoing Activities

Statue and monument restoration exhibit with Matt Reiley, Associate Director of Conservation and Preservation

Central Park Conservancy trivia

Bites, treats, and food truck fare for purchase by Uncle Gussy’s Greek, Crepe Crave, Wafels and Dinges, and Don Café

Sculpting station: Mold your very own iconic Central Park statue

Dazzling lights in a romantic Central Park setting

What is a Silent Disco?

It's a dance party with headphones; you choose the music. Starting at 5:00 pm, two live DJs take the stage at the same time, playing the best of the 80s, early 90s, and Top 40 hits. You choose the channel with your favorite music genre and dance the night away. The glowing, color-coded headsets show which music other partygoers are listening to, so you can dance along with your friends.

Headphones will be given out on a first come, first served basis, and quantities are limited. Open to all ages. No bag/coat check available. An ID or credit card is required to check out a pair of headphones. ID will be given back when headphones are returned. In the unlikely event that you lose the headphones, there is a $100 replacement fee on site.

What to Wear

Baby, it's cold outside! Dress warmly; the event is entirely outdoors.

More Info

This event is FREE; Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

RSVPs do not guarantee headphones for the silent disco. Headphones are distributed on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive early.

In case of inclement weather, please check our website for updates.

Earlier Event: February 11
Music and Mimosas