Approaching the Holidays: Winter Fun in Battery Park City

Nothing showcases the best part of winter better than a skating rink! And Brookfield Place has opened not just a skating rink - but one that offers both public skating and private lessons taught by actual Olympians!

Instructors Melissa Gregory & Denis Petukhov are world renowned, top-ranked US Olympic figure skating athletes who have won numerous medals and championships.

Skate over to The Rink at Brookfield Place to take in the winter fun.

[caption id="attachment_1639" align="alignnone" width="653"]The Rink at Brookfield Place Photo from therinkatbrookfieldplace.net[/caption]


Santa’s Winter Wonderland
will also be coming to Brookfield Place on December 2nd: Get your picture taken with the man in red. And take in free performances of the holiday classic The Nutcracker  (December 2nd and 5th) - performed by the New York Theater Ballet!

[caption id="attachment_1638" align="alignnone" width="650"]Keith Michael's The Nutcracker Photo from artsbrookfield.com[/caption]

And, while at Brookfield, you'd miss out if you didn't visit Luminaries! (On from December 1 to January 29th)

"A mesmerizing holiday light installation designed by the LAB at Rockwell Group, based on the season’s traditions of sharing, giving, and community. Visitors are immersed in a canopy of glowing lanterns suspended within the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, each changing color and intensity. Touch-sensitive “wishing stations” on the ground invite visitors to send a holiday wish, which materializes as a burst of color traveling through the lanterns above. For the second year, Arts Brookfield has partnered with the GRAMMY Museum to support music education programs, donating $1 up to $25,000 for every wish made."

[caption id="attachment_1636" align="alignnone" width="650"]Luminaries, Arts Brookfield Photo from artsbrookfield.com[/caption]

(See some of the magic on this video)

Finally, head over to Holiday Lights at South Cove on December 8 at 6:15pm to enjoy a cozy evening with the community. Featuring caroling, warm beverages, cookies, and even a very special guest at the tree lighting. If you'd like to donate to Stockings with Care, bring a new unwrapped children’s gift. (Presented by Battery Park City Parks.)

What holiday events are you looking forward to in Battery Park City?