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You can go ice skating on a rooftop at the South Street Seaport soon

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Jennifer Picht

The South Street Seaport is getting its very own festive “Winterland” just in time for the holidays.

Starting in mid-December, The Rooftop at Pier 17 will have cold-weather activities galore, as well as plenty of food and drink to keep you warm. Go for the rooftop rink that lets you take your triple axel to new heights. (Get it? It’s on the roof.) Visitors can take skating lessons, learn how to curl or play broomball and even sign up for fitness classes on the slick stuff.

Stay for the winter cocktails and bites served inside the cozy rooftop restaurants to keep you toasty as you take in the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and other cityscape views.  

Need gifts? Duck down to the vendors at Deck the Stalls! at Fulton and Water Streets during Dec 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 11am to 5pm. The market features a range of specialty foods and vendors from the city-wide Public Markets network.

And mark your calendar for December 3 during the South Street Seaport's Holiday Block Party on the cobblestones. Folks can sip gratis hot chocolate, treats and enjoy drink specials from the Seaport eateries. There will also be DJs and live music to countdown the big Christmas tree lighting moment. And if you haven't witnessed the stunning South Street Seaport Christmas Tree, you're seriously missing out. 

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