Since we’re about nine days away from our Big Adventure on Ice, all going down next Saturday, December 11th, we wanted to send out the complete itinerary for our frozen day. We’re looking forward to sliding through the city and basking in all things ice. Shockingly enough, we’re not including Ice Skating anywhere. Too easy. Too predictable. The Big Adventure is better than that.
We encourage you to pass this on to anyone and invite everyone from Frosty to Val Kilmer (see Top Gun). As always, feel free join for only part of the day or the whole enchilada for an event we promise will be unique, affordable, social and distinctly NYC.
Flying Puck – 12:30 PM -364 7th Avenue at 30th Street - We’re starting the day with some food, booze and perhaps time in the penalty box. There is no shortage of Hockey related paraphernalia at this recently opened pub near Madison Square Garden. Bonus: rumor has it, Hall of Famer Bobby Orr tends bar on Saturday.
The Polar Exhibit at The Central Park Zoo –2:00 PM - $12 Admission (working on a discount)– Enter the Park at 64th & Fifth Avenue - Because there are few things more adorable than watching at meal time or Penguins open gifts (really), we’re going to enjoy a small army of ice-loving creatures, including a pair of Polar Bears named Gus and Ida, at this New York City Staple.
Youth Ice Hockey at Chelsea Piers – 5:00 PM - 23rd St. & 11th Ave on the Hudson - We’ll crowd the bleachers to cheer on your new favorite NY sports team – The New York City Cyclones—as they do battle with the dreaded Mariners. Forget the flashy showings (and price) of the Rangers, Islanders or Devils. These teenagers play with more heart and in a nicer space, really. Plus, we can reenact scenes from The Mighty Ducks. Make the Flying V!
Antarctica Bar- 7:30 PM– 287 Hudson at Spring St. - We’re then heading way down south…well, near the Holland Tunnel..to one of New York’s oldest and best bars. The staff at Antarctica has set up a $3 Ice Shots for us along with space that comes complete with top-tier jukebox, various bar accoutrements and an always colorful crowd. But the best part? The custom built Big Adventure Ice Sculpture and Luge! This thing is just plain awesome.
Kettle of Fish -11:00PM – 59 Christopher St. near 7th Avenue - Our Ice theme continues to this home away home for all things from the coldest state in the lower 48: Wisconsin. Well, to be clear the people themselves are warm and engaging, This great West Village bar has, for years, been the unofficial Embassy of America’s Daily Land in New York City. Grab someone from Sheboygan and have them tell you how friggin' cold it is there. Also, for a different take on ice, we’ll be showcasing what we believe to be the World’s Largest Diamond while at .
The Donut Pub – Late Night- 203 W 14th St at 7th Avenue - Where there is Ice, there is Icing. And few things are better than a late night donut that meets the pastry trifecta: freshly made, perfectly warm and smothered in the most delicious Icing this side of the North Pole. We’ll ice-cap off our night at this small 24 hour eatery with Boston Cream, Glazed and Chocolate iced treats.
We hope that you’ll join us next Saturday! See you in mittens and scarves on the 11th...
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