Ice Festival, NYC

When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 @ 3PM - 7PM **This event has been cancelled due to extreme cold & high winds**

Hot Spot: Naumburg Bandshell, Mid-Central Park from 66th - 72nd Street, NYC

Deets: On Valentine’s Day weekend, celebrate your love of Central Park’s sculptures at our fifth annual free Ice Festival. Witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 6,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of one of the Park’s most beloved statues. 

As night falls, revel among colorful lights as the Mall becomes a vibrant silent disco with live DJs, all to celebrate Central Park Conservancy's preservation efforts.

Events Schedule

3PM – 5PM: Live ice carving by Okamoto Studio

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

5PM - 7PM: Silent Disco with three DJs simultaneously spinning the best of the 80s, Top 40 hits, and your favorite NYC artists into headphones powered by: Quiet Events


Statue and monument restoration exhibit with Matt Reiley, Central Park Conservancy's Associate Director of Conservation and Preservation

Central Park Conservancy trivia

Treats and food truck fare for purchase by Dub Pies, Domo Taco, Wafels and Dinges, and Don Café 

Sculpting station: Mold your very own iconic Central Park statue

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 the best of the 80s, Top 40 hits, 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.

Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is free. Tickets are not required. Let them you’re coming here. Open to all ages.

Free; registration/tickets are not required and do not guarantee a headphone. Headphone quantities are limited. Open to all ages. 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 $100 replacement fee on-site.

Visit to view the official event webpage.

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