2006_01_wintfest.jpgThe poor Parks Department. For the second year in a row, they have had to cancel their Winter Festival 2006. Their press release read:

Due to the unseasonably warm climate, we are unable to create snow in Central Park's East Meadow, thus forcing us to cancel the activities previously scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 4th and 5th. Winter Festival, an annual event usually held in the East Meadow of Central Park, features various winter activities, almost all of which require snow.

Yeah, Winter usually means snow - at least in this area. But Gothamist will take the seemingly balmy weather and enjoy the park without needing snowshoes - and we won't feed the birds.

The Parks Department is still having Rail Jam 2006 on Sunday (a pre-Super Bowl activity!) where snowboarders are performing. We guess that snow is able to be recreated for them, but not for the public. Well, maybe next year!