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Winter Village at Bryant Park Part 2: Food, Gifts, Events



The Cozy Igloos are located between the Skating Pavilion and the Tree, in the southeast corner of The Rink Deck. here you can enjoy festive food and drinks just steps from the iconic ice-skating rink. Each Cozy Igloo session is 90 minutes. You must purchase a package to be seated. The igloos are heated, but if the temperature is below freezing you may want to wear an extra layer. Ice skating is not included with the purchase of an igloo. Pricing for packages starts at $215 a Small package serves 1-4 guests and a large package serves 5-8 guests. In the igloos are Gourmet Popcorn, a Carafe of Hot Chocolate or Hot Apple Cider, Chicken Fingers or Hot Dogs or Bavarian Pretzel or Charcuterie or Cheese Board and Crispy French Fries Additional food and beverage can be ordered a la carte. No outside food or beverages is permitted.

Enjoy eats and drinks at this seasonal pop-up bar and food hall at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. Open daily. With views of the Christmas Tree and the ice skating rink, The Lodge can’t be beat for festive atmosphere!

The seasonal drinks at the bars are toasty. We tried a fabulous hot mulled wine.

At sweet tooth we tried the carmel cheesecake topped with popcorn…..yum.

Over at S’Mores N’More a desiccant hot chocolate topped with a toasted marshmallow treat.

For a more nutritious bite we went Mexican with El Pambazo. Tasty and so filling.

We took home desiccant stroopwaffles a favorite holiday treat.

In searching for gifts the Almond soap from Sallye Ander is phenomenally scented and left me in aromatherapy heaven.

Looking for jewelry that shows love?

or a necklace that gets your bohemian soul in sync?

This adorable hat from Bank of America lights up. How festive.

Our last highlight has gifts for everybody. The hand lotion smells like Christmas trees, while soothing chapped hands.

This year’s Christmas Tree at Bank of America Winter Village comes from a hamlet in the town of Lloyd, NY, about 100 miles north of NYC in Ulster County.

The 90-year-old, 55’ high Norway Spruce is a beauty, with character and charm. Our scouts found it nestled in the back corner of a property that was originally a homestead. The house on the property was built in 1880, and the family’s second generation planted the tree to mark the homestead’s corner.

There’s a lot of history in that tree, and one can imagine a story emanating from each of its long, sweeping branches. The family that donated it wishes to remain anonymous, however we thank them for their generosity.

The tree lighting will be held Tuesday, November 29 at 6pm. A full livestream of the event will also be available to watch from wherever you are at Join Jessica Vosk, Jelani Remy as they host The Ice Theatre of New York, figure skating in Harlem, Olympic skaters Mirai Nagasu, Polina Edunds, Ryan Bradley, Oona and Gage Brown, fireworks and many more surprises.

If I haven’t show you enough reasons to visit Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, there is also the old fashion carousel.

Now there is holiday fun.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:


Did You Set Your Clock Forward? Daylight Saving Time Begins Today



The official time change will take place at 2 a.m. this morning, with clocks jumping forward to 3 a.m. to observe daylight saving time.

Under provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which amended the Uniform Time Act of 1966, daylight saving time begins every year on the second Sunday in March. That time change will remain in effect until the first Sunday in November, under the law.

The change will push sunset to nearly 7 p.m., a barrier that will be broken on St. Patrick’s Day next week, according to officials. While we’ll see more hours of daylight, that’ll come with a tradeoff – one less hour of sleep.

Daylight saving time will end at 2 a.m. on November 5, 2023, for “fall back.”

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The 2023 Winter Now Highlights Riki Skinny and The Lum Compact Power Bank



The 2023 Winter Now trade show has comeback to the Javits Center with some interesting vendors. The market featured many new and innovative products. Two of my favorite products were the Riki Skinny make up mirror and Lum Compact power bank.

Riki Skinny’s sleek and modern design will upgrade anyone’s vanity. The Riki Skinny is not only an amazing mirror but the best streaming device. The Bluetooth selfie function and magnetic phone holder allow you to take effortless selfies, quality Youtube videos, or follow along in makeup tutorials. No filter is needed when you use the natural light setting for selfies or makeup applications.

The Lumi Compact power bank the Glow Up™, is not only a compact mirror but also a charger. Just  toss it in your purse or bag and it will be ready for you to use when needed. The Lumi Compact power bank holds a charge for months at a time. The power indicator lights always show how much charge remains in your Glow Up battery.

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Does An Ex Deserve To Be Named? Well Now You Can At The Bronx Zoo



This Valentine’s Day, you can name a Bronx Zoo Madagascar hissing cockroach for your loved one. The original name-a-roach gift, comes complete with a digital certificate $15. Orders need to be placed by February 7, 2023 to have them in time for Valentine’s Day.

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Bring your Valentine to the Zoo and spend the evening sampling sustainably grown chocolate at this exclusive after-hours program. Learn about the importance of insects in the production of chocolate—from cocoa pollination to soil health maintenance—and about the work of WCS with cocoa farmers in South America. You will also get an up close introduction to ambassador animals from some of the species these projects help protect! Ticket is for two. Wine and chocolate included for $120. These very crawly Valentine’s Virtual Encounter* will happen on February 11th.

There is also the full package this Valentine’s Day, complete with a roach tumbler, roach tote, a printed certificate with their roach’s name, and a very crawly Valentine’s Virtual Encounter* on February 11th, 12th, or 14th with a Madagascar hissing cockroach – and a surprise animal guest. This costs $75.

  • Saturday, February 11 at 10am EST
  • Saturday, February 11 at 4:45pm EST
  • Sunday, February 12 at 10am EST
  • Sunday, February 12 at 4:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 14 at 12:45pm EST
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