NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:07:16 GMT <![CDATA[Winter Jam NYC]]> Date: January 27, 2018

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 a snow field for all to enjoy!

Featured Venues

  • Lake Placid Snow Field
  • Learn to Ski
  • Snowshoeing by REI
  • Sledding
  • Arctic Golf
  • Live Ice Sculpting
  • Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut

Please note: Participants in the Learn to Ski, Sledding, and Snowshoeing 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 about Winter Jam NYC, please visit our Winter Jam page.

* Rain Date: February 3, 2018.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Lunar New Year: 19th New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival]]> Date: February 16, 2018

Celebrate the first day of the Lunar New Year at the Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival! There will be performances and vendors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

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Location: Grand Street at Chrystie Street (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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<![CDATA[19th Annual New York City Lunar New Year Parade and Festival]]> Date: February 25, 2018

Head to Chinatown in Manhattan to check out the annual Lunar New Year Parade for amazing visuals, delicious treats, and mesmerizing cultural performances. This party features all sorts of vendors, food, and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Dog.

The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. Show up early to grab a prime spot along the route! Visit Better Chinatown USA's website to view a map of the route.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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Location: Grand Street and Forsyth Street (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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<![CDATA[Spring Dance-A-Thon]]> Date: March 23, 2018

Join us for an evening of dance, fitness, and fun. Participants will enjoy the sounds and songs from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. A prize will be given to the last person standing.

To RSVP for this event visit

In case of rain, the event will take place indoors at J Hood Wright Recreation Center within the park.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by March 20, 2018.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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