Central Park Ice Festival

This Central Park events takes place annually in February. The 2017 date is Saturday, February 11th.

Highlights of the festival an ice craving demonstration during the day and a silent disco in the evening.

The ice carving takes place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the silent disco is from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Central Park’s Greywacke Arch in winter

Visit the Central Park event page for details and weather updates.


Ice Carving

Okamoto studios is doing the ice carving, and they’ll transform over 6,000 pounds of ice into a replica of one of the park’s statues.

Food truck fare will be available for purchase.


Silent Disco

Once the ice carving is done, the music and dancing starts. Two live DJs will be playing the best of the 80s and 90s at the Silent Disco – you choose your channel.

Headphones will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Supply is limited. The headphones are provided free of charge, but you’ll need a¬†credit or debit card to check out a pair.

See more details about the Ice Festival silent disco.



The Naumburg Bandshell serves as the location for the event. The bandshell is located mid-park, between 69th and 72nd Streets.

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