CENTRAL PARK — The below-freezing temperatures expected over the weekend are too cold for Central Park's annual Ice Festival on Saturday, organizers said.
The event — which typically features artistic ice carving, dazzling lights and crafts — has been canceled because of the extreme cold and high winds forecasted for this weekend, according to the Central Park Conservancy.
A brutal cold front has started to move in on the city and meteorologists are expecting temperatures to drop below zero on Saturday and Sunday. With wind chills, it's expected to feel more like 15 to 20 degrees below zero, forecasters said.
This is the second event in Central Park to be canceled this year because of the weather. The park's annual Winter Jam — a day when a field of man-made snow opens to the public for play — was canceled because of the massive amount of snow from a blizzard last month.
The Conservancy said the festival would not be rescheduled.