Ice Festival in Central Park

    Ice Festival in Central Park

    February 14, 2015, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Naumburg Bandshell, Mid-Park from 66th to 72nd Streets.

    Please find an old media gallery of Okamoto’s appearance at a separate Ice Sculpting Event within Manhattan

    This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love of Central Park at our 4th Annual Ice Festival.  Witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 3,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of the Park’s most romantic statue ― Romeo and Juliet by Milton Hebald (1966).

    As night falls, revel among colorful lights as the Mall becomes a 1980s-themed silent disco with live DJs, all as part of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary celebration.

    List of Events

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

    3:15PM – InstaMeet – a creative photo challenge. Visit Central Park’s official Instagram account, @centralparknyc, for full details.

    5:00PM – 7:00PM  Silent Disco with three DJ’s spinning 80’s, Top 40, and Motown Classics


    Central Park Conservancy Trivia

    80’s-themed photo booth

    Free mini-cupcakes provided by Sprinkles (limited availability)

    Bites, treats, and other food truck fare provided by Milk Truck, Waffles and Dinges, and Uncle Gussy’s

    Dazzling lights in a romantic Central Park setting

    What is a Silent Disco?

    It’s a dance party with music that no one else can hear but you and others with the same glowing headphone color.  Starting at 5:00PM, three live DJ’s take the stage playing 80’s, Top 40, and Motown Classics at the same time.  You choose the channel with your favorite music genre and dance the night away.

    What to wear:

    Baby it’s cold outside! Dress warmly; the event is entirely outdoors. Otherwise, dress to celebrate Central Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary – styles from the 1980’s and today welcome!

    RSVP and More Info

    Open to all ages. Free; RSVP via Eventbrite is strongly recommended but not required. Onsite registration is also available. Event entry open from 3:00PM – 7:00PM. No bag/coat check available. Must leave an ID, credit card, or something with your name on it to check out a pair of headphones. ID will be given back when headphones are returned.  In the unlikely event that you lose a pair of headphones checked out to you, you will be charged $35 replacement fee onsite.