Dentists would probably oppose consuming it, but they might recommend looking at this marvel. This Sunday, the New York Hall of Science will unveil GingerBread Lane, a 1.5-ton, 300-square-foot village with 152 gingerbread houses, 65 trees, four gingerbread cable cars, five gingerbread train cars, an underground candy subway station, candy trees and sugar signage. Ingredients include roughly 1,900 pounds of icing, 400 pounds of candy and 500 pounds of gingerbread dough. Chef Jon Lovitch spent about a year, drafting, designing, baking, building and decorating this metropolis, which sits out in the open, rather than behind glass, so the smell of homemade gingerbread fills the hall.
Details: GingerBread Lane, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, November 17th, 2013 through January 12th, 2014, click for museum hours, free with admission.
- Gingerbread House Workshop, December 7th and December 28th. Make a gingerbread house to take home. Free with admission. Limited capacity; signup on day of event; beginning at noon.
- GingerBread Lane House Giveway, January 12th. Take a piece of GingerBread Lane home, while supplies last. Two houses per person. Line opens at 10 am, giveaway at noon. Free with admission.
Photos by the NYSCI