The colorful ice bumper cars return to Bryant Park on January 17 and they’re so much fun! Reserve a time slot ASAP; the cars are only around for one week and the spots will fill up quickly. Then have a wonderfully wintry day in and around the ice rink.
DRINK: Hot Cocoa (Served Inside of a Pastry!)
Ice bumper cars are best enjoyed accompanied by a sugar rush. Get yours with a delicious hot chocolate in a chimney cake topped with marshmallows at the Stackery, inside the Lodge at Bryant Park. Bryant Park, West 40th and 42nd Streets (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
DO: Hit the Ice!
Ditch the skates and climb into a bumper car at Bryant Park’s Winter Village rink instead. You’ll need to make an advance reservation, so book your time slot now. Bryant Park, West 40th and 42nd Streets (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
SHOP: Browse the Books (and Stationery Goods) at Kinokuniya
This Japanese bookshop is infinitely browsable—especially if you’re into manga or adorably tiny office supplies shaped like cats (and who isn’t?). The café on the second floor has a decent selection of packaged sushi combos, onigiri, Japanese baked goods, and matcha tea—perfect for a post-skate dessert in front of the café’s giant, park-facing picture window. 1073 Sixth Avenue (between West 40th and 41st Streets)
EAT: Lunch or Dinner With a Skyline View
Warm up at the heated, glass-enclosed top-floor restaurant and bar Refinery Rooftop at the Refinery Hotel. We love its duck gorditas and “punk” fries (with brisket, cheese curds, and pickled peppers). 63 West 38th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)