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Central Park’s Winter Jam may be your one snow day of 2016

Whatever else happens this weekend, there WILL be snow.
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Real snow is in the forecast for this weekend, but we’ve been burned before. Whether or not it snows — or rains, or it gets up to 60 degrees again — Winter Jam returns to Central Park on Saturday for seasonal sports and fun.

A team of snowmakers from Gore Mountain will blanket a football field-sized area at the Bandshell to create zones for snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing and kicksledding. Entry, equipment rentals and lessons are free for all ages, just bring an ID to sign a waiver.

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For those just out to enjoy the snow, there will be an area for sledding and snowman-building. Duck inside the heated Taste NY tent to browse a market of goodies from around the state and cider by Breezy Hill Orchards, or grab lunch from one of the on-site food trucks: Nuchas empanadas, Los Viajeros tacos and The Crepes Truck.

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Winter Jam
Saturday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Central Park Bandshell, 72nd Street and Central Park West

 
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