Plan ahead now for these upcoming events in NYC in February:
Winter Carnival: Bundle up and come on out for the 2nd annual Winter Carnival at Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park! Embrace the frosty weather and join us for a celebration of the winter season. This jam-packed weekend will feature dancing, curling lessons, live skating and musical performances, photo ops, and more. Featuring ice ball, Winter Carnival Skating Showcase, outdoor Winter Brew House, silent disco, curling lessons, warming lodge. The Outdoor Winter Brew House and Bank of America Warming Lodge will remain open from 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Stop by for delicious food, hot drinks, and fun photo takeaways. The Winter Carnival Skating Showcase will feature the 2016 US National Champion Adam Rippon; US National Pairs Champions John Coughlin and Caydee Denney; synchronized skating team The Skyliners; and athletes from Special Olympics. February 5 and 6, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
Thunderbird American Indian Dancers: Enjoy traditional music, dancers, and stories of the Native Peoples of North America. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Highlights will include storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), an Eagle Dance from the Hopi Tribe by Raymond Two Feathers (Cherokee), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes), a Deer Dance (from the Yaqui Tribes of Southern Arizona) and a Robin Dance and Smoke Dance (from the Iroquois). As the audience enters the theater, they will be serenaded by the Heyna Second Son Singers (various tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a Friendship Dance (in evening shows) and a Contest Dance (in matinees). February 5-14 at Theatre for the New City.
Soul on Ice Winter Skating Party: The Gwendolyn Simmons’ Soul on Ice Winter Skating Party is an annual community event where skaters, their families, friends and community members enjoy a wonderful day of skating. Organized by the parents of Figure Skating in Harlem, the Winter Skating Party is an afternoon of fun for the entire family and community including food, music, raffle prizes and ice skating demonstrations by our girls. Sponsors in the past include Whole Foods West Side, Starbucks Coffee, Carver Federal Savings Bank, Kumon Math & Reading Centers, Affinity Health Plan, The Little Gym, and Make My Cake. All proceeds benefit the year-round educational programs of Figure Skating in Harlem.