Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Gingerbread Lane 2015 at NY Hall of Science

Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread village for 2013 and 2014 and will compete for its third consecutive Guinness World Record this year.

The all-new 2015 version of GingerBread Lane will cover 500 square feet and will have more than 1,050 houses and structures including a double-decker carousel reminiscent of one on the Coney Island boardwalk in days past and the S.C. Kringle & Co. Department Store which hearkens back to Gimbels department store in the early 1900s. GingerBread Lane 2015 will also have new twists like The Pumpkin Spice Latte Coffee Shoppe, The EveryDay’s Thanksgiving Café, a second train (for the first time), and a 10-square-foot candy factory you can see inside of as you climb the stairs to view GingerBread Lane.

While the exhibition’s layout and composition change yearly, GingerBread Lane always includes Eggnog Bay, Gum Drop Row, Peppermint Central Park, Candy Cane Place and Toffee Boulevard. As a grand finale, Lovitch will give away all houses on January 10.

GingerBread Lane exhibition is free with NYSCI admission.

Please note: GingerBread Lane will be dismantled at 11 am on January 10 for the GingerBread Lane House Giveaway. To see the display in its entirety, please visit before January 10. 

Located in the New York Hall of Science until January 9, 2016

A very easy subway ride away from Manhattan, the #7 train, which I take to the US Open grounds in Flushing Meadows Corona Park! 

photo from NYSCIU 

GingerBread Lane-related events:

Members-Only GingerBread Lane Workshops
December 12, 2015; 2 pm
Attend one of these special workshops with Jon Lovitch and learn what’s involved in building your own gingerbread house. Registration required. Members: check your email for the special registration link. Materials fee: $10. NYSCI Members only. Not a member? Join now!

GingerBread House-Building Demonstration
November 28, 2105; noon – 3 pm
Watch and learn as Jon Lovitch assembles one of his special gingerbread houses, constructed only of home-baked gingerbread, royal icing and candy. Free with NYSCI admission.

GingerBread Lane House Giveaway 
January 10, 2016; line opens at 10 am; giveaway starts at 11 am. Free with NYSCI admission.

photo from NYSCIU 

I just love anything Gingerbread and this exhibit is sure to be a hit with all ages for the holiday season! Something unique than the regular tourist spots in New York City! 

47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368
Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Public Transport

Take 7 train to 111th Street Station. Walk three blocks south.
Please Note: For the most up-to-date subway service advisories, please visit www.mta.info.
Q23 or Q58 to Corona Avenue and 108 Street.
Q48 to 111 Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

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