On March 1, 2015, Bank of America concluded another festive season with the Winter Village at Bryant Park. An annual tradition realized in partnership with Bryant Park Corporation, Winter Village hosts family-friendly festivities such as ice skating, shopping and musical performances, all available free of charge. Every winter, over 4 million visitors and over 300,000 ice skaters flock to this holiday destination in the heart of Midtown.
With activities throughout the 2014-2015 winter season, Bank of America Winter Village offered free ice-skating at its 170’ x 100’ rink, a glass-enclosed rink-side restaurant, and open-air Holiday Shops. The January Winter Carnival featured ice golf, curling lessons and a Brew House. One of the most popular end-of-season activities was the Special Olympics Skating Showcase, hosted by Olympic medalist Johnny Weir and U.S. National Champion Ashley Wagner.
Bank of America Tower, with more than 4,800 Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and U.S. Trust employees, is located directly opposite the Winter Village at One Bryant Park. Bank of America has been a supporter of the park since the tower was built. “There’s no better way to extend our commitment to the cultural vibrancy of New York City than by partnering with our neighbors at Bryant Park to create a world-class winter venue” said Jeff Barker, New York City president, Bank of America. “The Winter Village will provide lasting memories for residents and visitors alike, while helping area businesses thrive.”