Fourth Annual Ice Festival

Saturday, February 14, 2015

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

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This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love of Central Park at Central Park Conservancy's fourth annual Ice Festival. Witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 3,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of the Park’s most romantic statue - Romeo and Juliet by Milton Hebald (1966).

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.


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

3:00 pm: InstaMeet, a creative photo challenge; visit Central Park's official Instagram account, @centralparknyc, for details

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Silent Disco with three DJ's simultaneously spinning 80's, Top 40, and your favorite NYC artists into headphones powered by: Quiet Events


  • Central Park Conservancy Trivia
  • 80's-themed photo booth fun
  • Mini-cupcakes provided by Sprinkles at 5:00 pm (limited availability)
  • Bites, treats, and other food truck fare for purchase by Milk TruckWaffles and Dinges, and Uncle Gussy's
  • 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 80's, Top 40, and your favorite NYC artists. 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.

What to Wear

Baby, it's cold outside! Dress warmly; the event is entirely outdoors. Otherwise, dress to celebrate Central Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary - styles from the 1980's and today are welcome!  

RSVP and More Info

Open to all ages. Free; RSVP via Eventbrite is strongly recommended but not required. Onsite registration is also available. No bag/coat check available. Quiet Events requires an ID or credit card 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 you checked out, Quiet Events will charge a $35 replacement fee on-site.


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Event Organizer

Central Park Conservancy

Contact Number

(212) 776-1066


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