NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:21:22 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Fourth Annual Ice Festival]]> Date: February 14, 2015

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love of Central Park at our 4th Annual Ice Festival.

Witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio transform more than 3,000 pounds of ice into glistening sculptures of the Park’s most romantic features. As night falls, revel among colorful lights as the Mall becomes a 1980s-themed silent disco with live DJs, all as part of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary celebration.

Open to all ages. Free; no registration required.

This event will take place except in case of extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Elements Art Expo NYC]]> Date: May 2, 2015

This event will be a fantastic experience for the individual, couple or family out for a day of fun, and ready to explore the Conference House and Park. Art is for everyone and this event will have something for everyone! And admission is free!

A wide selection of juried paintings, photography, sculptures, installations, and arts and crafts in all it's disciplines will be on view! The art scholar and novice alike will delight in finding art along the trails, by the shore and on the open green of the park, in the large tent as well as the Conference House. Take a journey across centuries while touring through this historic home.

There will be a craft tent/area to visit, including a wide array of craft,­ wearable art, jewelry, pottery, quilting, and home fashions to name a few ­ to see and purchase!

Sample the cuisine of our area's fine restaurants at our food court. Everything from barbecue to pastries will be available to purchase.

For those of you who fancy a test of skill, there will be a miniature golf course which has been designed by a native Staten Island artist. This is not just ordinary mini golf, but the artistic expression of the artist's interpretation of the game!

Some works of art will be feature in Conference House Park begining a week before our event and lasting up to a week after.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Park

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