The Best Ice Skating in NYC

If there’s one thing you just have to do in New York City every winter (besides seeing the marvelous Christmas trees), it’s ice skating between the skyscrapers. Skating is one of those classic, must-experience traditions that tourists and true New Yorkers alike share. Oh, and the choices of rinks! If you’re not too sure which rink best suits you, here’s a list of our favorite ice skating rinks in NYC!

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Free NYC Ice Skating and Holiday Shopping is back at Bryant Park Winter Village

Ice skating in NYC at the Bryant Park ice skating rink.

It’s that time of the year again! The free Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink is open for business. Also, the Bryant Park Winter Village Holiday Market is back with kiosks full of good eating and holiday shopping.

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Make Music NY’s Winter Solstice Parades this Friday!

Every summer for seven years now, Make Music New York has staged the "largest music event ever to grace Gotham", a one-day sonic extravaganza with more than a thousand free outdoor concerts in public spaces all over the five boroughs. Concerts vary from high school bands, choirs and enthusiastic amateurs of all ages to established pros and marquee names. The Make Music New York summertime festival is always a treat. Then last year they launched Make Music Winter, featuring nearly a dozen different musical participatory parades to mark the first day of the season. The parades in NYC embark from various locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, all of varying in length and tonal character. We somehow missed the winter solstice concerts last year, but definitely plan on checking out at least one of these this coming Friday. 

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