Winter Activities in New York City

Ice skaters having fun in New York Central Park in fall

During the winter months in New York, it’s easy to get into hibernation mode and binge Netflix. Lucky for you, there’s plenty of activities still taking place near The Octagon despite the cold! Check out some of the events below taking place near Roosevelt Island this month.

NYC Winter Jam – Hosted by the NYC Parks and Recreation Department, Winter Jam brings the fun of a ski resort to Central Park. With the help of a snow machine supplied by Gore Mountain, the park is transformed into a winter sports destination that includes winter activities like shoeshoeing, curling, ice bowling, snow dodgeball, and sledding! There will also be an ice sculpture garden will live ice carving demonstrations. The event will be taking place Saturday, January 26th from 11am to 3pm. Be sure to bring your appetite because there will be plenty of food trucks, hot chocolate and snack stands

Ice Skating at Prospect Park – Bring out your inner kid with a little outdoor ice skating this winter season! Avoid the crowds at Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center and pay a visit to the LeFrak Center at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. At this rink, you’ll have the option to skate indoors or outdoors if you’re lucky to get a beautiful winter day! Ice skate rentals are available on site.

Drinks at Top of the Strand – Sure, summer is the most popular time to frequent New York’s many rooftop bars, but why abandon that in the winter? Top of the Strand brings outdoor fireplaces and heated lamps so patrons can still enjoy it’s beautiful views of the Empire State Building in the winter months.  Enjoy signature cocktails like “Leaves on the Ground” (vodka, apple cider, rosemary) and the “White Manhattan” (gin, orange bitters, lillet blanc).


NYC WinterJam

Central Park Bandshell Area

Terrace Dr. Near, W 72nd St, New York, NY 10019

(212) 360-8213


Ice Skating at Prospect Park

171 East Drive Brooklyn, NY 11225

(718) 462-0010


Top of the Strand

33 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

(646) 368-6385


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