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Ice Festival

Date: February 13, 2016, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM


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

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

3:30 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 live music by DJ's: Geo Vanasco and Dylan + DTR, spinning Top 40 hits, Funk and Soul, 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, spinning Top 40 hits, Funk and Soul, 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.

More Info

This event is free. Registration/tickets are not required and do not guarantee a headphone. Headphone quantities are limited. Let us know you’re coming. 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.


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