A few more signs that winter is coming. Park lampposts have been outfitted with our annual holiday treatment of festive evergreen boughs and ribbons, and Citi Pond is now accepting your gently used, freshly laundered winter coat donations for New Yorkers in need.
The New York Cares Coat Drive collection box has been placed just outside the exit from the Skating Pavilion. New York Cares hopes to collect 10,000 coats this year, so please take a moment to clean out your closet before you head to the Pond to skate.
Veteran's Day Appreciation
This Friday, Bryant Park businesses show their appreciation to our Veterans. The day begins at Citi Pond with patriotic performances and a special ceremony in conjunction with Citi Veteran's Initiative at 8am. Service men and women and their families will skate throughout the day with complimentary skate rentals from Citi Pond. Veterans with valid identification can also enjoy a free lunch or dinner at The Bryant Park Grill, an Ark Restaurants tradition.
Family Day at Citi Pond
The folks at Citi Pond have planned yet another irresistible day of activities this Saturday with a magic show, puppet show, musical performances by Schoolhouse Rock songwriter Bob Dorough, Freckleface Strawberry, Songs for Seeds & more, face painting, s'mores snacks, karaoke inside the Columbia Sportswear Freezer, and ticket giveaways.
If all of this wasn't enough they will also give free skate rentals to the first 100 kids (12 and under) starting at noon, in addition to a live reading of Christmas Feet, an appearance by Carlos the French Bulldog, and a Doggie Fashion Show.
Maureen Sullivan's lovely book Christmas Feet follows Carlos the French Bulldog as he delights in the wonders of Bryant Park's holiday season. You can purchase a copy on the Bryant Park Shop.