Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Central Park, Manhattan
Enter at 72nd Street
Free Event for All Ages
Snow or shine
Presented by NYC Parks, the Olympic Regional Development Authority, I Love NY, and I Ski NY, Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Our partners at Gore Mountain will blow lots of snow in the heart of Manhattan, creating an urban snow field for all to enjoy!
- Lake Placid Snow Field
- I SKI NY Learn to Ski
- Live Ice Carving
- Ice Sculpture Garden
Other activities include:
- Snow shovel sled "race" for kiddies
- Ice Bowling
- Urban Park Rangers Sachet Making
- Geo Crossing Activity with the NYC Parks Alley Pond Adventure Course
- Bobsled Photo Booth
- Animal Planet Puppy Bowl Zone
There will be a Winter Food Market and food trucks onsite.
Please note: Activity lines are subject to close early, so come early! Unfortunately, due to heavy rain this week, we will no longer have a sled hill, but Learn to Ski and Snowshoeing will go on as planned.
Participants in the I SKI NY Learn to Ski, Snowshoeing, and Dodgeball activities must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver. Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early.
For more information, please call (212) 360-8213.
For accessibility information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 360-1430 by January 24. To learn more about accessible paths and entrances at Winter Jam, please view the Winter Jam Accessibility Map .
Highlights from previous years
Become a Volunteer
Help us make this festival a fun day for all New Yorkers! If you would like to volunteer, please register here. You must be 18 years old or older to volunteer. For more information about volunteering at Winter Jam, please email Venus Melo at Venus.Melo@parks.nyc.gov with Winter Jam Volunteer in the subject line.
Interested in becoming a sponsor of Winter Jam? In addition to being featured in one of the largest outdoor public events in NYC during the winter, your brand will gain exposure through a comprehensive marketing plan that includes, but is not limited to:
- Printed flyers and posters distributed to various schools, businesses, and organizations
- Radio advertisements
- Electronic media advertisements
- Parks website (700,000 unique visitors/month)
- Aggressive public relations campaign to over 200 media outlets
Please contact William Morrison at William.Morrison@parks.nyc.gov for more information.