Central Park Conservancy Hosts Ice Carving Festival

NEW YORK—Yesterday, a crowd gathered to watch an ice carver use picks, trowels and a chain saw to sculpt an angel from a huge block of ice. The Central Park Conservancy was holding an ice festival at the Tavern on the Green Courtyard where master carvers from Okamoto Studio chiseled the ice. Observing the sculptor’s technique held the attention of young and old, but the event would be better described as a solo demonstration, rather than a “festival.”

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Belvedere the Squirrel. The conservancy has an adopt-a-pal program in which patrons receive a stuffed squirrel (dog or owl) when they make a donation to the Central Park organization.

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