New York City Officials Decide it’s Too Cold for Ice Fest

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The Lake at Central Park as seen at the Bow Bridge on January 25, 2016 as New Yorkers return to work after the city was hit with a record-setting snowfall. Beyond the Big Apple and the US capital, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia were the hardest-hit areas. A few locations surpassed one-day and two-day snow records, said the National Weather Service. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s too cold in New York City for the annual Central Park Ice Festival.

The Central Park Conservancy says Saturday’s event has been canceled.

The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the teens on Saturday for New York. But wind chills could drop to between zero and minus-10, and wind gusts could reach around 44 mph.

The free event was to feature ice-carving artists and music.

Last month, Central Park’s free winter sports day called Winter Jam was canceled due to a major snowstorm.