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Parade around Bryant Park on Mardi Gras during Kids Week! This marvelous day includes loads of beads, bubble blowing, brassy instruments, a take-away craft, and of course, ice skating!
Kids Skate Sessions: 9:25am-10:40am and 10:50am-12:05pm
Group Skate Lessons: 9:35am-10:05am, 10:10am-10:40am, 11am-11:30am, and 11:35am-12:05am
Bubble Man: 10:30am-12:30pm, Have you ever seen someone create a bubble big enough to stand inside? Or one long enough to jump over? Bryant Park is excited to welcome back their bubbliest summertime friend at Winter Village this year for Kids Week!
Take-away Craft: 10:30am-12:30pm.
Brass Band Parade: 12:00pm-12:45pm, Celebrate Mardi Gras with a parade fit for a kid! Find the band on the tree deck at noon, then parade around the tree-o to the beat of the drum. After the parade, stay tuned for more live mardi gras music by Underground Horns or warm up with a hot chocolate nearby at the Lodge Deck. Masks will be required in the performance area for the duration of the celebration.
40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues
Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Today’s version of Bryant Park–with its gravel paths, green chairs, and jaunty le carrousel–is a recent invention. Though the space has been called Bryant Park since 1842, the park has had a checkered career. By 1979, it was the site of frequent muggings and drug deals and was avoided by knowledgeable New Yorkers. An almost ten-year effort, begun in 1980, transformed the park and its reputation.