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Ice Sculpture To Honor Mariano Rivera at Yankee Stadium during NHL Stadium Series



Image Credit: 161st Street Bid

Image Credit: 161st Street Bid

Bronx, NY – The 161st Street Business Improvement District (BID) announced that it has commissioned Shintaro Okamoto to carve a statue of Yankee great, Mariano Rivera, as part of its Winterfest celebration. Okamoto is an internationally renowned sculptor whose work has been featured in most major media and on the Grammy

“We want the neighborhood to be a part of this historic event, the Stadium Series, the NHL at Yankee Stadium. Shintaro’s artwork will give hockey fans, Yankee fans and neighbors something wonderful to see. The sculpture will honor the pitcher, celebrate the renaming of River Avenue in his name and enhance the beauty of the district,” said Dr. Cary Goodman, the BID’s executive director.

In addition to the Rivera ice sculpture, Winterfest will feature free souvenirs, games and great sports bars, food and shopping.

About the 161st Strest Bid

The 161st Street BID was created in 2009 and is one of 69 BIDs across all five boroughs decdicated to making their districts cleaner, safer and visitor-friendly. The 161st Street BID led the campaign to bring public ice skating to The Bronx and set up the borough’s first public rink. For more information, go to

About Okamoto Studio

OKAMOTO STUDIO is a New York-based artist collective best known for their design, production, and consultation of everything made of crystal clear ice. From the most delicate ice wares to life-like sculpturesto live performance carvings, OKAMOTO STUDIO delivers the perfect ice experience.

Father-son team Takeo and Shintaro Okamoto make up the founding core of the group, which was formed in 2003 with a mission of showcasing the full beauty and potential of handcrafted ice. Whether it’s a diamond-patterned ice bar for a wedding, a detailed replica for a film premiere, a massive monogram for a cool Bar Mitzvah, or an elegant installation for a charity gala, custom sculpted ice by OKAMOTO STUDIO is precise, well considered, effective, and mesmerizing.

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