Thursday, January 13, 2011


Looking for a fun cultural event this weekend…one that’s a bit out of the ordinary? Trek on down to Pier Village for an ice sculpture show:

Pier Village Hosts
Its First Annual
Ice Festival

WHEN: Friday & Saturday, January 14-15 (events & times listed below)
Pier Village, One Chelsea Avenue, Long Branch

  • Friday, January 14th
    6 PM - The Big Chill Kick-off Party! Witness a chimney of ice set ablaze on the beach for a true Bonfire on the Beach. Bring blankets and chairs and sip free hot chocolate while you watch a tower of ice disappear.
  • Saturday, January 15th
    12 Noon- Come see ice take new form as master carvers create eight different sculptures. Stroll along the shops and vote for your favorite!
    3 PM - Visit Cake, Bake & Roll as they offer their own Cupcake "ICE"ing Demonstration and Tasting and a Q & A open forum with Pastry Chefs as they share techniques and talented baking tips!
    7 PM - Get ready to be wowed! Lights, Music, Action as The Fear No Ice Team takes center stage on Festival Plaza and starts up the chain saws! Watch them attack an 8' x 5' block of ice and turn it into something "Cool"! Click here for more information.
    Noon – 2 PM - Meet Joan Bradley Reedy, Daughter of Vera Bradley, at the KOI Boutique store. Click here for more information.

Carter & Cavero Free Gift: In celebration of the Big Chill event on January 14th and 15th, Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Company is offering a free gift with any purchase. The gift includes a 60 ml sample bottle of their Traditional 18-Year-Aged Balsamic Vinegar along with a recipe card, all wrapped nicely in a gift bag and decorative bow. Come to receive this free gift while supplies last.