NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City has cancelled Winter Jam 2012 because it’s too warm to make snow.

The annual event would have been held on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. It allows New Yorkers a chance to try out winter sports for free.

“It is simply too warm to make snow and the long-range weather forecasts and current ground temperatures make it extremely unlikely that snow could be made,” the Parks Department says on its website.

The Parks Department suggests residents try a skating rink or nature program instead. It says people who “are really missing the snow this season” should head to one of the “great ski areas” upstate.

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