Want to discover the appeal of halfpipes, shredding, and catching big air? Bring your camera and a long telephoto lens out to the East River Park for Winter Jam NYC. On Thursday, February 5, there’s a pro snowboarding competition featuring Shaun White (ask your teenager, they’ll know him). Gates open at 3pm and you’ll want to arrive early for a spot close to the action. On Saturday, February 7, from 11am-4pm at the same location, there’s a full day of family snow events, games, and activities. Skis, snowshoes, and sledding tubes are provided. Both days’ events are free and open to the public.