Out of all the things to do in the fall in NYC, no other event or holiday market receives as much hype as the Bryant Park Winter Village. Why? Because once the 17,000-square-foot ice-skating rink and more than 150 shopping kiosks and food vendors open for business, this means that Christmas in New York has officially arrived. This guide contains all the information you need to know, from new vendors and special events to when the market is open. Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!
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When is the Bryant Park Winter Village?
By the time you choose a costume at a Halloween store in NYC, The Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park will already be open for business. The merriest holiday market opens its doors starting Saturday, October 28. The Rink and Public Fair will run through March 4, 2017.
What are the hours of operation for the Bryant Park Winter Village 2017?
Skating hours: Daily 8am–10pm, through Mar 4. Holiday Shops: Mon–Fri 11am–8pm, Sat, Sun 10am–8pm, through January 2. Many shops are open on major holidays.
Where is the Bryant Park Winter Village?
At Bryant Park, of course! (41 W 40th St between Sixth and Fifth Avenues).
What is there to do at the Bryant Park Winter Village?
Not only is there free ice-skating on Bryant Park's 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink (you may bring your own skates or rent for $20), Urbanspace—the brand that’s responsible for Union Square’s and Columbus Circle’s holiday markets as well as Mad. Sq. Eats—is bringing more than 150 holiday shops, including a bunch of new kiosks and eateries for your shopping and eating pleasure. There is also the aforementioned rink-side pop-up restaurant Public Fare (open daily from 8am–10pm), serving coffee, snack, sandwiches and soup during the day as well as dinner and drinks during the evening.
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The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park announces new partners for 2016
Ahh, don’t you just love the holidays in New York? Out of all the things to do in fall in NYC, everyone looks forward to the return of The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park the most. Why? Because once the 17,000-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink and more than 100 shopping and food kiosks open for business, this means that Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are officially right around the corner. The most wonderful time of the year is nearly upon us! RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Christmas in New York The legendary holiday market will open to the public on Saturday, October 29 (similar to 2015’s speedy opening date). However, unlike last year, Bryant Park Corporation has teamed up with some new and interesting local business partners. Remember Bryant Park’s rink-side pop-up restaurant, Celsius? Well, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group is taking over by opening a fine-casual, seasonal eatery dubbed Public Fare—like Meyer’s former Central Park takeout spot. The grub hub will sit on the northeast corner of The Rink, and will operate food concessions inside the Skating Pavilion. This all-day operation (open from 8am to 10pm) will serve locals and tourists tasty food such as sandwiches, soup and coffee, and will then transition into a wine and cocktail bar at night. The spot will also be co-designed by Crate and Barrel, so you know it will be festive and cute as f*ck. Another change is that Urbanspace (y’know, the brand that’s responsible for Union Square’s a
Here's the vendor list for the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
On October 29, the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will open for the 2016 holiday season! (Yes, we know it's not even Halloween yet). We've already told you about all the changes and new partners set for the Winter Village last month, but the good news just keeps rolling in with the announcement of this year's vendor list. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Bryant Park Winter Village As we previously mentioned, the Winter Village teamed up with Urbanspace—the brand that handles the holiday markets in Union Square and Columbus Circle—for this year's Christmas utopia. And Urbanspace's roster of makers, creators and food purveyors certainly doesn't disappoint. This year's holiday shops will feature over 125 boutiques hawking everything from jewelry and decorative goods to beauty products and food. Speaking of the grub, the culinary section features over 30 of the best eateries in the city. Check out the highlights from the vendor list below. The shops:New York Puzzle Co.R. Nichols StationaryVosges ChocolatesMarc TetroPop Chart LabSoap and Paper FactorySaskia De VriesLe Souk CeramiqueTate’s BakeshopStrand Bookstore The food:Home FriteMeatball ObsessionMr. BingVeselkaConey ShackBaked Cheese HausBolivian Llama Party
Johnny Weir is named the first Winter Village Skating Ambassador
On the same day that the United Nations made history by designating Wonder Woman as an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, NYC's Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park has announced a rather bold ambassadorship of their own. Starting on November 1, everyone's favorite ice skater with attitude, Johnny Weir, will serve as the park's first-ever Winter Village Ambassador. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Bryant Park Winter Village What exactly does a Winter Village Ambassador do with one's time, you might ask if you are a sane human being. Apparently, the two-time Olympian and reality TV favorite will perform feats on ice throughout the season, serve as a creative consultant for the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, and welcome guests to the park. This year's Winter Village promises to have more colorful perks than ever, with UrbanSpace bringing in new retailers and vendors including Strand Book Store and Farm to People. The Village is open November 1–March 5, 8am–10pm, with special holiday shops through January 2nd. A photo posted by 马洁 (@sakimmma) on Jul 19, 2016 at 11:01pm PDT The polls are open! Vote for your favorite spots that deserve a Love New York Award.
Exclusive: Every single vendor at this year’s Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Only 10 more days until Christmas in NYC! Well, at least, that’s how it feels since the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will already be open before Halloween. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Bryant Park Winter Village Earlier this week, we released a teaser about some of the best vendors at this year’s Winter Village. But we know you’re itching to know all of the retailers and eateries setting up shop come October 29. So here's all 177 of 'em! Judging by this list, you should have no trouble finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list (or, hell, even just for yourself). SabonLucid New York You Are Here Studios Kizmet Yogawear Little Village CraftsDr. Skilkman's Naturals Winter Sense South Street Local Artists Momo Glassworks Made from CoinsShalant Candles Kate Laine Jewelry Miss TeaTrezana Jewelry Mariasch Studios Kashmir Moon New York Un Pueblo Exotic Handmade Jewelry Alternative Art Tate's Bake Shop Artisans of New York JapanWave Mistura Timepieces Kubiya Games Alyxia Leaf Mr. Ellie Pooh Fair Trade New York Puzzle Company JOYFULLLOOK Zohara Art On Tights KTCOLLECTION No Chewing Allowed! Elyx Boutique CLIFF NYCMariePierre Collection Hot Hugs Natural OliveWood United Leather Brazilian Home Collection WOOPS! Macarons and CookiesMax Brenner Chocolate Bar Nirvana Designs JewelByAtlantis Marc Tetro Pamela Bakery NuOpDesign Viva Zapatal Bags/CaraCruz Brooklyn Melsy's Illustrations Andrew Clark Creations Ebb & Flow NYC Eda & Betty By: Nicole Massa