Look Out for Snow-Blowers in Central Park This Week

Snow-blowers working their magic in Central Park in 2013.

The annual Winter Jam is coming to Central Park next weekend, and that means the Parks Department will be blowing snow in the area near the Bandshell (near 72nd Street) to get ready.

But they only blow when the temperature falls below 28 degrees, and sadly the temperature is expected to exceed that level for most of this week. As of now, Wednesday’s the only day when it’s expected to drop below 28.

The free Winter Jam has been a bust several times over the past few years, with the event being cancelled because of warm weather in 2012 and too much snow in 2016. Last year it was held without snow.

Here are some of the events you can look forward to on Saturday, January 27 starting at 11 a.m., presuming it goes forward:

Participants in the Learn to Ski, Sledding, and Snowshoeing activities must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver. Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early.

Correction: This article initially had the wrong date for the festival.

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    1. Christine E says:

      It looks like the festival is next weekend, not this weekend — event web page says January 27. Maybe they moved it due to the women’s march? And hopefully they can make more snow by then!