Winter Jam / Central Park

Winter Jam / Central Park

Winter Jam / Central Park

Location:      Central Park   - Bandshell area

                      Entrance via 72nd Street

Date:             Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Hours:         11am to 3pm

Admission: Free of charge for all ages

It is an annual winter festival, to encourage New Yorkers to go out and enjoy the outdoors in the colder months, and tourists who want to enjoy the snow. In this festival participants (especially children) have the opportunity to use skis and snowboards in fresh snow within the city limits, during the event attendees learn to ride ski and use the snowboard. Even dogs have their own assigned area.

Our Advice:

●      In this area you will find: Snowfield, snowshoeing, open space for skiers and snowboarders, ice climbing.

●      It is recommended to bring your own equipment, although some equipment will be supplied at no cost to the participants.

●      All participants must sign an agreement before doing any of these activities.

●      Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with an ID.

●      Waiting lines for activities are subject to close early.

●      For more information, call (212) 360-8216.

●      Information point for those who wish to visit ski resorts in the state of New York.

The Rink At Rockefeller Center

The Rink At Rockefeller Center

Location:       Rockefeller Center ice -Track

Date:             November to April

Hours:           Daily from 8:30 pm to Midnight

                     Opening hours may change depending on the weather.

Admission:   Ticket required and rental skates.

Welcome to one of the most famous attractions of New York City! In the heart of Midtown, only a few steps from Times Square and the theater district is located next to the building Rockefeller Center between 49th and 50th street and Fifth Avenue. it’s a tradition that everyone can enjoy in the city, the Skating rink is the most photographed and filmed. We have seen this place in movies and series, every year when the Christmas tree lights are turned on it is broadcasted to people from all over the world.

Our advice:

  • It’s a place to skate in the heart of Manhattan, very close to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Radio City Music Hall, 150 skaters are allowed at a time.
  • So you should choose the right time if you don’t want to freeze waiting for your turn. The best time to go is during business hours and in the morning. You can’t buy tickets in advance.
  • Monday through Thursday there are fewer people and it's also a cheaper entry, save some money during the week instead of fighting the crowds on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • A session will be 90 minutes skating on the track.
  • Do not be afraid to be inexperienced: There is private ice skating lessons available for those who can’t skate and want to learn.
  • Don’t buy skates, Rockefeller Center offers rental skates if you don’t have yours. Note that the cost is per session, and not for the day.

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

During the winter, New York prepares it's ice rinks for skating fans in different parts of the city.

Bryant Park: During the winter season, the ice rink is opened, which is known as "The Pond". It is a classic, located in the heart of Manhattan it's the only free track for those who bring their own skates. You can also rent skates. It has lockers to store belongings, if you want, you can bring a padlock and you wont have to pay for this service.

Hours: Daily: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm. Free entrance           

Central Park: The ice rink is called ''Wollman Rink'', located at the corner of Central Park South and Sixth Avenue this track is the largest of all but it isn't free, for those who want to see people skate, you will also have to pay.

Hours: Daily from 11am to 5pm. You have to pay an entry fee.               

Central Park Lasker: It's a pool during the summer and ice skating rink during the winter, located in the middle of the park between 106th and 108th streets.

Hours: You can check the timetables by clicking here. You have to pay an entry fee.  

Rockefeller Center:  The most photographed and filmed Rink Ice in New York City. We have seen it in films and series, every year when the Christmas tree is shining, there are lots of cameras transmitting for all around the world from there. Located at the foot of the building Rockefeller Center. Only 150 skaters are allowed at a time. The best time to go is during business hours and in the morning.

Hours: You can check the timetables by clicking here. You have to pay an entry fee.

Chelsea Piers Sky Ring: Located at the docks on the Hudson River (Pier61) is an indoor track. The interesting thing about this track is that it is widely used for training equipment figure skating and hockey teams so you will see a different atmosphere comparing to others.

Hours: You can check the timetables by clicking here. You have to pay an entry fee.

Our advice:

  • In all cases, the outdoor courts are prepared in November and open to the public at the end of the month, usually coinciding with Thanksgiving and remains open for about 3 to 4 months, depending on weather conditions.

Winter Antiques Show

Winter Antiques Show

Winter Antiques Show

Location:         Arsenal de Park Avenue on 67th street

Date:                From January 24th to February 2nd, 2020

             Opening night January 23rd, 2020

Admission:     There will be a fee, includes catalog

The New York Winter Antiques Fair is held on Park Avenue, the fair is very prestigious among American collectors, offering all kinds of opportunities to collectors, design professionals and merchants, as well as buyers, to acquire pieces of exceptional collection, with its 75 exhibitors.

One third of the exhibitors at the Antiques Fair in New York are occupied by American specialists, while the rest are made up of European, English and Asian specialists. Visitors who attend this fair can find all kinds of items and pieces ranging from vases of ancient Rome to pieces of mid-century, with the guarantee of knowing that each and every one of the items have certificates of authenticity, date and conditions, by a committee of 160 experts from the United States and Europe.

Events: You can check out the different events and their hours by clicking here.

Our Advice:

●        All proceeds from tickets, parallel parties and other related events are donated to the East Side House Association to help poverty as philanthropic funds.

●        Due to the large crowds in the hall on weekends, baby strollers are not permitted. This regulation protects the safety of the child.

●        Disability access is through the Lexington Avenue entrance.

●        For security reasons, it is necessary that the public's bags, backpacks, large bags, briefcases, tote bags are checked and any other            items considered too large by the Security.

Catskills Hunter Mountain Ski Day Trip from Manhattan

Catskills Hunter Mountain Ski Day Trip from Manhattan

Starting point:           In front of Gotham market

Schedule:                   January, February and March from Friday to Monday

Departure time:         7:30am

Duration:                    12 hours


Maybe skiing and snowboarding in New York City is not the first idea you have when planning your trip. Escape this winter for a full day to experience a natural adventure at Hunter Mountain in the Castskills. Ideal for novice skiers and experts.

Start your trip from Midtown Manhattan, where there will be a bus waiting to go to Hunter Mountain. When you arrive at your destination, you will receive a ticket to enter all areas, ski boots or snowboards, ski lift, and a voucher for a hot drink.

Hunter Mountain has a variety of tracks from a gentle slope for beginners, occasional or ends with a slope of 488 meters for advanced terrain.

At the end the day you are taken and left back in Manhattan.

Tickets: Click here to check prices and availability. both print and electronic bonds are accepted. If you travel with a mobile device, simply show your photo identification and present your electronic voucher on your smartphone or digital tablet.

Our advice:

  • It will not be canceled due to weather, dress appropriately.
  • Make sure your insurance covers accidents skiing and / or snowboarding, if not, be sure to purchase additional insurance for any eventuality.
  • The minimum age to participate is 18 years.
Winter Jam / Central Park
The Rink At Rockefeller Center
Ice Skating
Winter Antiques Show
Catskills Hunter Mountain Ski Day Trip from Manhattan