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Winter Sword Dance Festival

Saturday, February 16, 2013

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

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Be amazed by dancers who weave ceremonial swords into complex configurations as part of this ancient winter celebration. Catch one of the two afternoon performances at the Dana Discovery Center in Central Park at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

The Dana Discovery Center will be one of several locations for Half Moon Sword's annual New York Sword Ale. Teams from around the country show sword dancing as it was practiced in the farming and coal-mining regions of northern England, where the annual visit of the local sword dancers to the village homes was thought to guarantee good luck for the year.

Free. All ages. No pre-registration required. For more information, please call 212-860-1370.

Location

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park Accessible
Manhattan
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Central Park Conservancy

Contact Number

212-860-1370

Contact Email

website@centralparknyc.org

Categories

Dance, Festivals, Kids, Winter Holidays

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Ice Skating RinksLasker Rink (Temporarily Closed)

Lasker Rink is closed due to a refrigeration malfunction. Parks is trying to repair the rink's concrete slab and valves to identify and fix the source of the leak, in the hope of reopening the rink to the public later this season. In the meantime, the Trump Organization along with NYC Parks will work with the community and other area rinks to try to accommodate hockey and skating groups who call Lasker Rink home. Refunds will also be issued to any organizations who reserved and paid for use of the rink during the time that it will be closed.

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