Winter Version of Summer ‘Splash Yards’ Party Coming to Navy Yard

by Jessica Estepa January 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm 0

Splash Yards in August 2014 (Photo courtesy of The Yards)

Boozey snow cones, hot tubs and ice sculptures are headed to The Yards.

Next weekend, the organizers of the 301 Water St. SE development will hold a winter version of the popular Splash Yards party they threw last summer. Attendees age 21 and up can expect an afternoon of fire pits, live music and winter-themed video games.

Ice Yards, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 17 from 2 to 6 p.m., is the winter take on the event about 2,200 people attended in Navy Yard in August, said Gary McManus, a spokesman for Yards developer Forest City.

“It will have a ski chalet vibe,” he said. “We want people to chill.”

Organizers have high hopes for the event they started promoting earlier this week on social media. The winter weather doesn’t have them worried, McManus said. Everything will take place under tents, some of which will be heated.

In addition to snow cones made by an Absolut Vodka mixologist, revelers can expect a beer garden and food from local restaurants. Admission is free and food and drinks will be sold.

Photo courtesy of The Yards


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