The closing week of Bank of America Winter Village was packed with fun family activities. Park visitors were entertained at Le Carrousel's Mardi Gras party, involved in cooking classes for kids, and amused by theatrical ice-skating performances.
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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park closed out its 2013-2014 season on Sunday, March 2. The weather was cold its closing week, but the action was non-stop.
On Wednesday, February 26th, The Rink served as one of the venues for GMA’s Frozen Sing-A-Long on ABC-TV. The event included performances by the Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team and the Liberty Choir Elementary School Choir from Basking Ridge, New Jersey. On Friday the 28th, the Frozen Feet Theater entertained visitors with a lunchtime skating performance of Fire and Ice and a selection of shorter works, Ice Pops.
A jam-packed weekend then wrapped things up nicely. The highlight was the 2014 Kids Food Festival, where kids and parents learned valuable information about good nutrition and healthful living by attending two days of cooking classes, food demonstrations, and much more. On The Rink, Danielle Monaro from the Z100 FM Elvis Duran Show helped us celebrate Family Day by skating with the public and giving away free ski-lift tickets to Hunter, Camelback and Mountain Creek resorts. At Le Carrousel, little revelers celebrated Mardi Gras in style at a party expertly presided over by magician Arnie Kolodner.
On Saturday and Sunday mornings, The Rink was alive with rousing games of pond hockey. All in all, these Winter Village festivities were a great way to say goodbye to a successful winter season. Now, hopefully, we can look forward to warmer weather.
Bryant Park is officially in a state of transition, as The Rink and Celsius are disassembled to make way for the lawn. We invite you to stop by to watch the park’s transformation.
While you’re here, be sure to experience artist Ben Tritt’s large-scale public art installation Analogia, produced by Jodi Kaplan. At the 42nd Street Plaza, our jugglers Alex and Jordan continue to give free juggling lessons each weekday, 12:00 – 1:00pm, and Tuesday evenings, 5:30 - 7:30pm. And, of course, Le Carrousel is open daily, 11:00am – 7:00pm. A spin is only $3, and $15 gets you 10 rides.
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