HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW
The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is located in Bronx Park in the Bronx, NYC. It was established in 1891 as a National Historic Landmark and is on a 250 acre site with a landscape of over 1 million living plants. It is managed by a private, Not-for-profit corporation with the grounds and buildings owned by the City of New York. The Holiday Train Show which runs through January 15th is displayed in the Haupt Conservatory building.
The theme of the show this year is New York City’s landscape. Trains weave through rolling mountains outside of the city carrying materials foraged from these woods. It continues indoors where you will discover the iconic buildings of NYC’s five boroughs and beyond. From the Empire State Building to Grand Central Station to Yankee Stadium to rowhouses and brownstones, you will be mesmerized by the craftsmanship, detail and spectacular show. The entire display is made from plants, leaves, tree branches, barks, acorns, all from the natural environment. There is nearly half-mile of track with 25 G-scale model trains and trolleys humming along. The NYC bridges come together to create an aerial display of trains soaring overhead and outdoors on a Conservatory Lawn display.
Luna Park in Coney Island
Macy's Department Store on 34th St.
Haupt Conservatory at the NYBG
Brownstones & Rowhouses
The Haupt Conservatory is a living museum of plant diversity. This glasshouse provides the optimal conditions for growing warm-climate plants in the Bronx. The design of the Conservatory is of the Italian Renaissance style. An interesting trivia fact is that the Bronx has more public green space than any other NYC borough, with over 250 sprawling acres at the NYBG.
Enid Annenberg Haupt was an American publisher and an ardent horticulturist. She served on the governing board of the NYBG from 1975 to 2005. During the 1970’s, there was a major restoration to the Conservatory, with much generosity and support from Mrs. Haupt. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory was named in her honor in 1978.
ARTHUR AVENUE - BRONX LITTLE ITALY
Within 5 minutes of the NYBG, is the Little Italy of the Bronx, Arthur Avenue. Treat yourself to an authentic lunch/dinner, pastry & espresso, visit to the salumeria to buy Italian products to bring home and enjoy. It's a wonderful day with family or on your own. Don't miss it!