Frozen in Time: Ice Sculptures Ring in the Chinese New Year at Brookfield Place

02/04/2022 in
Frozen in Time: Ice Sculptures Ring in the Chinese New Year at Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place is becoming Brookfield ice for the Lunar New Year. The annual celebration of the Chinese New Year is taking over the space this weekend with a multi-day celebration — and its crowd-favorite ice sculpting exhibit is coming back. 

The celebration runs through Saturday, so make sure to check out the Lunar Ice exhibit in the Waterfront Plaza. The sculptures are made by Okamoto Studios, an NYC-based artist collective, who are displaying intricately carved sculptures depicting Lunar New Year symbols and characters. See the sawing, hacking and scraping ice-sculpting action happening live from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday too, or just check out the sculptures, which will be open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

Free kids crafts will also be available on Saturday at 11 a.m., with DIY-kits from the New York Chinese Cultural Center for creating your own Lunar New Year lantern. Craft kits are first-come, first-served. 

Brookfield Place is also hosting a Shop for a Cause event through February 7: for every $100 you spend, Brookfield Place will donate $8 to Apex for Youth, which helps underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-­income families in the city. Bring your receipts to the concierge desk to count toward the donation. 

photo: Brookfield Place

Tags: Brookfield Place, chinese new year

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