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Winter Carnival

January 27, 2017

Enjoy a winter carnival in Bryant Park from January 27-February 4. Enjoy ice skating, curling lessons, ice ball, silent disco, and more fun winter activities. In addition, enjoy the outdoor winter brew house on the skating deck for food and drinks. Skating is free of course, and rentals are charged at normal costs. Have fun!


Winter Jam

January 25, 2017

Head over to Central Park's Bandshell Area on Saturday from 11am-3pm for the annual Winter Jam. Enjoy snowshoeing, skiing, sledding, snowboarding, and more winter fun activities. The event is completely free and open to the public. Equipment is even provided if you don't have your own. Have fun!


Professional Bull Riding

January 03, 2017

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You may not think of New York City when you think of Professional Bull Riding, but you'd be wrong. In this city you can literally see almost anything, including proessional bull riding. Tickets are on sale now for the shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It takes place at Madison Square Garden and tickets start at $26 and go up from there. If it's something you're interesting in seeing, it's well worth it and a unique NYC experience!


Polar Plunge

December 30, 2016

You want your first memory of 2017 to be memorable, don't you? You'll certainly remember swimming in the cold Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island on New Year's Day with the Polar Bear Club. Arrive on the Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue before the event starts at 1pm and bring a change of very warm clothes for after your dip. There is a suggested donation of $40 to participate. If you don't think you can handle the cold water, you can still go watch while all bundled up!


Santa Suit 5k

December 07, 2016

Run a 5k this Sunday to help get you in the Christmas spirit! It is of course Santa themed as you will be given a Santa Suit to run in. The race is in Prospect Park in Brooklyn and afterward you'll Santa's favorite food (cookies!) and drinks. Sign up to join the fun. And if you miss this weekend's race, there's another one in Rockaway on December 17. 


Midnight Run

November 30, 2016

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It's hard to believe 2016 is almost over. Start off your 2017 with a healthy 4-mile run! It might seem a little early to plan your New Year's Eve, but this race might sell out, so it's best to register early for the annual Midnight Run in Central Park. The 4-mile race starts at midnight but there's a dance party at 10pm and a costume parade and contest at 11pm. A truly great way to start your New Year's resolutions!



November 16, 2016

is an annual food drive done with bicycles throughout the city. This year's starts at Hudson Yards at 11th Avenue and 24th Street on Saturday at 2pm. Registration begins at 1pm on the East side of 11th Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets. There's no pre-registering online, so you will need to go register before you start. The event is also a scavenger hunt and all the food you find will benefit needy families around Thanksgiving. All you need is a bag, a bike, a lock, and about $15-20 cash for food buying. It's a fun way to get exercise and help those in need! Who's in?


Ice Skating

November 07, 2016

It's definitely not too early to go ice skating in the city. As we already mentioned, the rink at Bryant Park just opened recently for the season. The famous Rockefeller Center skating rink is also open now as is the Wollman Rink in Central Park. Both are very iconic places to skate in the city as we approach the holidays. Other skating rinks should be opening up soon too!


NYC Marathon

November 02, 2016

As if this weekend wasn't already packed with Halloween fun, this Sunday the annual New York City Marathon will take place in all 5 boroughs. Even if you don't personally know someone running it, it's still nice to go out there and cheer for all the runners who have worked so hard to accomplish their goals. Along 1st Avenue is one of the most popular spots and crowds are often packed. However, there are many great spots in Brooklyn to cheer as well as Harlem. In the Bronx around mile 20 is a great place to encourage runners who might be hitting "the wall." Of course any place you choose to cheer is great encouragement for the runners and a ton of fun too. Remember to dress in layers as it can be quite chilly and don't say "You're almost finished!" even if there's only 2-3 miles to go. Those last couple of miles can feel longer than the first 24-25.


Bryant Park's Winter Village

October 31, 2016

It's getting colder outside and the holidays are fast approaching. Get a head start on some of your holiday shopping at Bryant Park's holiday shops, which are already open. In addition to the holiday shops, the skating rink is open too so you can enjoy that before or after your shopping. Skating is free unless you need to rent skates. Have fun!