NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:04:56 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Christmas Eve Caroling]]> Date: December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve is the traditional time to celebrate the holiday with carols at the Washington Square Arch.

The Rob Susman Brass Quartet and the revelers from all over the city will gather to sing out the familiar tunes.

The words are in the songbooks distributed compliments of the Washington Square Association, but many will know them by heart. “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men” will ring out to remind us all of the true meaning of the holidays.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

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Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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<![CDATA[Coney Island New Year's Eve Extravaganza and Fireworks]]> Date: December 31, 2014

Head to Coney Island's New Year's Eve Extravaganza.

Enjoy music, performances, and giveaways. Then, countdown to 2015 with 8,000 LEDs on the Parachute Jump. Once it's midnight, the fireworks spectacular begins.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYC Council Member Mark Treyger, and the Alliance for Coney Island.

Start time: 9:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 946-1350

Location: Steeplechase Pavilion

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<![CDATA[Central Park Fireworks and NYRR Midnight Run]]> Date: December 31, 2014

Join the fun and celebrate with dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.), live performances, and a 15-minute fireworks show. With a countdown to midnight beginning at 11:59 p.m., the four-mile unscored run will begin on the stroke of midnight, as will a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night and the start of 2015.

Please note: Pre-race and post-race festivities, as well as the fireworks display, are free and open to the public. Please visit NYRR for more information about race, entry fees, and to register.

Start time: 10:00 pm

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Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[New Year's Eve Fireworks]]> Date: December 31, 2014

Kick off the New Year's with this beloved Brooklyn tradition. The celebration will get started with live entertainment and hot refreshments at Grand Army Plaza.

The best locations for viewing the fireworks include Grand Army Plaza, inside the Park on the West Drive and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street.

New Year’s fireworks and festivities are sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 0:00 am

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Location: Grand Army Plaza

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<![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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