Weekend events at the New York Botanical Garden
Friday, December 22; Saturday, December
22; and Sunday, December 23; 10
a.m. to 6 p.m.: The New York Botanical
Garden’s Holiday Train Show® showcases
Lower Manhattan—the birthplace
of New York City—in the 27th
year of this beloved tradition. Enchanting
model trains zip through a display
of more than 175 New York landmarks,
each re-created with bark, leaves, and
other natural materials—all under the
twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt
Replicas debuting this year include
the historic Battery Maritime Building,
vintage ferry boats, the Battery Park
Control House, the Woolworth Building,
One World Trade Center, the Oculus,
and the Terminal Warehouse. The
new Lower Manhattan replicas will
share the spotlight with old favorites including
the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis
Island Immigration Station.
Accompanying programs include a
cappella performances, children’s activities,
and Bar Car Nights.
Bar Car Night: Friday, December 21
and Saturday, December 22, 7 to 10:30
p.m.: Exclusively for adults 21 and over,
the wintry landscape of NYBG sets the
scene for lively outdoor adventures,
with an after-dark viewing of the Holiday
Train Show as the centerpiece. Visitors
can purchase a drink from one of
our seasonal bars and a bite to eat from
the Bronx Night Market Holiday Popup,
then set out to explore the night’s
offerings. They can relax and warm
up around the fi re pits in the Leon
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Levy Visitor Center, watch art emerge
from giant blocks of ice during live icesculpting
demonstrations, sing along to
favorite tunes with dueling pianos in
the Pine Tree Café, and listen to roving
a cappella groups as they guide visitors
through the Garden.
Evergreen Express: Friday, December
21, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, December
22; and Sunday, December 23,
10 a.m.to 5:30 p.m.: Children step into
Discovery Center Depot to investigate
samples of evergreen tree branches
and cones, mount a conifer sample,
craft a cone critter, and design an evergreen
swag (a miniature, simple evergreen
wreath with a bow) to take home.
Children can pretend to ride the rails
aboard our child-sized play train and
put on a puppet show in the Woodland
Holiday A Cappella: Saturday, December
22 and Sunday, December 23;
1, 2, and 3 p.m.:Get in the holiday spirit
with seasonal music, both familiar and
new, plus contemporary alternative music
sung by top a cappella groups from
all over the Tri-State area.
Saturday, December 22: Echo A Cappella;
Sunday, December 23: Ardsley
High School Chorus.
Bird Walk: Saturday, December 22,
11 0 a.m.
Winter Wonderland Tree Tour: Saturday,
December 22, 12:30 p.m.
Holiday Landmarks Tour: Sunday,
December 23, 2:30 p.m.
For more information, call (718) 817-
8700 or visit nybg.org.
Many NYC landmarks were recreated using bark, leaves and other natural materials.
Photo by Edward Watkins