2. Explore the History of Ice Skating at the MCNY

Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co., printer Empire City Skating Rink, ca. 1868. Color lithograph. Museum of the City of New York, The J. Clarence Davies Collection, 2 9.100.1544

New York on Ice: Skating in the City, a new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, digs into New York’s ice skating past, tracing its evolution from a 19th-century craze to the elaborate spectacle, commercialized leisure activity, and competitive sport it is today.

New York on Ice, curated by Frances Rosenfeld, will be open for viewing through April 15, 2018 at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 5th Avenue). Also make sure to check out the programs planned in conjunction with the show. Central Park’s Lasker Rink is just across the way from the Museum should you want to go ice skating after walking through this exhibition. From the 26th to the 31st, the Museum will also give out vouchers for free hot chocolate to the first 100 people who come in. Read more here.