Newark Winter Village Ice-Skating expands with new lineup of special events | News


NEWARK, New Jersey, January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Newark Social has announced a new lineup of special events to celebrate its Newark Winter Village event taking place January 30. The Winter Village, which started on 1st December, has an ice rink and a variety of games and activities.

Special events will begin with a Hispanic Heritage Evening on Wednesday January 19, followed by special LGBTQ Pride Night programming on January 22. Those who purchase a ticket for either event will receive a special skate experience with a New Jersey Devils alumnus. At January 20 and January 26, guests can attend a free “Learn to Skate” event at 5:30 p.m. or a free “Learn to Play” event at 6:00 p.m.

In partnership with the New Jersey Devils, two complimentary tickets to an upcoming hockey game will be given to each person who purchases a ticket to Winter Village in January.

“We are delighted to be able to not only offer family activities in the heart of our city, but also to support our local businesses. from Newark The small business community is an integral part of our city’s charm and character, and many have been hit hard by the pandemic. In December, more than 7,000 visitors explored from Newark Winter Village and we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community,” said Linda Baraka, Event Producer for Newark Winter Village.

In addition to ice skating, in conjunction with the Newark City Parks Foundation, the nonprofit Newark Social offers igloos for up to six people and other outdoor activities at Mulberry Commons .

“It’s exciting to welcome the Winter Village to the heart of our vibrant downtown, where families and visitors can come together,” said newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka.

The Newark Winter Village is open Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations and tickets are required for ice skate and igloo rentals. Ticket prices for newark residents and non-residents are:

Ice skating

  • newark residents: $10.00 per adult (17 years and over), $5.00 per child (under 17)
  • Non-residents: $15.00 per adult (17 years and over), $5.00 per child (under 17)

Igloo rental

  • newark residents: $15.00
  • Non-residents: $25.00

It’s the first time newark residents were able to enjoy public outdoor ice skating in their town.

The event is supported in part by corporate sponsors including Prudential Financial, Spring Point Partners, the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and the Horizon Foundation.

Other sponsors and partners include Accurate Developers, Berger Organization, Boraie Group, Crown Bank, Edison Properties, HBSE, The New Jersey Devils, PSEG Foundation, Souder, Shabazz, Woolridge Law Firm, Newark Arts, Newark Downtown District, Decotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, United Way, Optimum, Panasonic and Ironside.

“We are proud to continue our support of Newark Winter Village and the city’s small businesses,” said Shané Harris, vice president of inclusive solutions at Prudential Financial and president of the Prudential Foundation. “This is another great opportunity to engage residents and showcase the best of what Downtown Newark has to offer.”

Tossed NJ’s Restaurant newark will be the main vendor of food. Free treats and hot drinks from Tonnie’s Minis will also be available for newark residents, courtesy of Newark Working Kitchens and City Plex 12 Newark. All children who attend the event and live in newark will receive a free book from the Source of Knowledge bookstore, courtesy of NJPAC.

“NJPAC is thrilled to partner with Newark Social to help host such a fun, family-friendly event that showcases our city’s beautiful downtown,” said John Schreiber, President and CEO of NJPAC. “One of the things we are really proud of is that we are able to provide newark children who visit the winter village with books and encourage them to enjoy reading.”

Reservations and tickets are available here. All CDC and NJCOVID protocols will be followed.

About Newark Social

Newark Social is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2016 with a mission to showcase the best of Newark, New Jersey. Members strive to raise awareness of Newark as a premier destination city through exclusive social events. The Board of Directors is made up of a team of people who are passionate about Newark and committed to ensuring that the city is viewed positively.

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