Best of Bryant Park Winter Village
Wanting to get the most out of your holiday season? Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is the place to be this holiday season. The Bank of America Winter Village has 20+ food vendors, 75+ holiday shops, 17,000 square foot ice skating rink, and multiple FREE events happening throughout the holiday season. Since the winter village has such a wide selection, bellow we picked our personal favorites this season.
BEST OF FOOD
Arancini is New York City’s first and only business specializing in authentic Sicilian Rice Balls. Arancini Bros. offers the largest selection of arancini recipes in the U.S. They sell a variety of flavors and have a constant rotation to sample.
Type: Sicilian Rice Balls
Signature Dish: The original ragu ball with meat sauce, mozzarella cheese, peas, and saffron is featured daily.
Bolivian Llama Party (BLP) consists of 3 Bolivian brothers that take the long route to developing flavors, while embracing the Bolivian DIY ethic of making everything in-house. Their menu changes seasonally and their products are locally-sourced, and their food is always excellent and wildly popular in the pop-up market scene.
Signature Dish: A highlight of the nation’s diverse cuisine is the salteña, a savory pastry with juicy meat filling, resembling a stew inside baked dough.
Chick’n Cone serves hand breaded chicken tenders, tossed in one of their delicious sauces and served in a homemade waffle cone. They are bringing chicken and waffles back to where it was born, with a decidedly modern NYC twist.
Type: Comfort Food
Signature Dish: Fork-Free Chicken & Waffles slathered in a sauce of your choice: Kick’n Ranch, Yella BBQ, Cinna-Maple, Buffalo Blue or Traditional BBQ.
One of a kind Russian dumpling cones. First and only to offer organic “air” fried dumplings. We offer traditional Russian dumplings, as well as “world-inspired” recipes that cater to diverse audiences from meat eaters to vegans.
Signature Dish: Beef & Pork(Hormone/Antibiotic-free meats): Organic flour, hormone/antibiotic-free ground beef and pork, organic onions, organic spices, sopickle, vegan sour cream.
Since 2009, Pickle Me Pete has produced and sold the freshest pickles all over the New York metro area at various events and farmer’s markets, and at their very own pickle and olive retail store. They feature a full lineup of pickles and olives, as well as fried pickles.
Type: Comfort Food
Signature Dish: Fried Pickles
BEST OF EVENTS
Date:Open daily, 11am-8pm, through mid-November.
Enjoy the free use of select games, craft supplies, and reading material at the cozy Activity Nook. On the skating rink deck in kiosk. Look for the games and fun!
Date: Decades Night = Jan 16, 2017
Battle of the Boy Bands = Jan 30, 2018
Mardi Gras = Feb 13, 2018
College Radio = Feb 27, 2018
(All starting at 7:00pm)
Join us for special, music-themed skate nights at The Rink and bring lots of friends, because skate rentals are buy one get one free with a valid college ID! Skate to fun themes including Battle of the Boy Bands and Mardi Gras.
Date: Dec 16 – Dec 23
(Starting at 1:00pm)
Santa stops by Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park for free photo opportunities.
Date: Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 03, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24
(All starting at 12:00 pm)
Join park resident Cali Co Cat for meowsic, stories, and joke time that make up an hour of fun for kids!
Date: Open through 12/31/17
Monday – Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm
This holiday season, join us in helping Bank of America support (SHOPATHON)RED. Stop by a one-of-a-kind pop-up shop in Bryant Park from November 20th through December 31 to browse through limited edition (RED) products that are available for purchase at Amazon.com/RED. For every $1 spent at Amazon.com/RED through 12/31/17, Bank of America will donate $0.30 to The Global Fund up to a maximum of $1,500,000 (U.S. only). Have a gift that needs to be wrapped? Receive free giftwrapping on site. It’s all in support of (RED)’s mission to end HIV/AIDS in Africa, brought to you by Bank of America, the official payment provider of (SHOPATHON)RED.
BEST OF SHOPPING
Alex Star & Kanami
Artist Alex Starr likes to capture the passing moment by using his love of color. Each one of his pictures has their own character and is sure to put a little piece of NYC on your wall.
Smart,savvy, sayings on canvas bags that not only make delightful,but also useful gifts.
Le Souk Ceramique
Truly hand-painted ceramics, that are produced in full in the Mediterranean region. They are not high-end, expensive art like the ceramics made in Italy or France, but they are also not mass-produced ceramics from a factory in China. They aim to maintain the art of hand-painted ceramics but also keep them affordable and functional.
The North Pole
This store makes you feel like you have been transported to the literal north pole. One of the larger kiosks The North Pole is a must see, with its wide range of Christmas decorations.
When looking around this kiosk catches your eye from a great distant, due to its bright and creative lamp designs.
The Bank of America Winter Village is sure to get you in to the holiday spirit this year. Enjoy the delicious local food vendors while browsing the outdoor holiday market, and make sure you don’t miss out on Manhattans only FREE admission ice skating rink .Bank of America Winter Village will be open through January 2.