Holiday Fun at NY Botanical
Gingerbread Adventures Holiday Train Show
Twinkling lights, towering evergreens,
a miniature New York made from plants glowing in the historic
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, and topiary bunnies with mittens
and scarves baking gingerbread are just a peek at the Holiday
Family Fun at the Garden. Children and their families delight
at the Garden's Holiday Train Show and Gingerbread Adventures
in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden.
in the Adventure Garden-Now through Sunday,
January 11, 2004, 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Extended hours December
19th-January 4th, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Program Activities reserved for School Groups
Tuesday through Friday until 1:30 p.m.
Gingerbread ignites the imagination and the world of celebration,
history and culture. Discover the magic of Gingerbread
the twinkling holiday trail to the giant gingerbread house
laden with frosting and glittering with goodies, to the jaw-dropping
gingerbread house replica of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
This holiday season, children and their families learn about
the different plants and the ingredients that go into making
a classic gingerbread holiday delicacy. Themed, seasonal activities
allow hands-on fun while learning. Discover that cinnamon comes
from the bark of the tree and ginger root from an underground
stem. Children and their families grind pieces of different
plant parts-raw sugar, cloves, wheat seeds, and bits of ginger.
Using their senses, children are encouraged to ask questions
and observe using hand lenses. They make field notebooks and
fill it with plant parts and notes. Make spicy sachets, ornaments,
and decorate gingersnap cookies. Come experience Gingerbread
Adventures and leave with a recipe for the perfect gingerbread-as
well as special Holiday memories.
NEW! This year in the Discovery Center, children learn more
about the history, facts, and the plant's origins. Illustrated
panels chart the story of how the plant part ingredients are
processed to become the special, spicy recipe ingredients.
Also NEW this year, visitors to the Adventure Garden's Multipurpose
room will see a gingerbread house extraordinaire-a replica
of the Garden's Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the nation's largest
Victorian glasshouse that opened to the public in 1902, and
is a New York City Landmark! Children of all ages will marvel
at the baked replication soaring approximately two feet high
and three feet wide. It is made from a classic gingerbread
recipe with lots of spices, including seasoned gingerbread,
cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and molasses-topped off with gumdrops
and seasonal candy. The upper West Side Soutine Bakery, named
by Zagat's as one of New York's top bakeries, painstakingly
details the Gingerbread Conservatory.
Travels of a Plant Scientist in the Bendheim Herbarium-Going
on now through April 2004
Holiday Trains and Treats in the Adventure Garden-Now through
Friday, January 9, 2004
For a doubly exciting program, K-5th grade students enjoy
Gingerbread Adventures in the Adventure Garden and the delightful
Holiday Train Show in the Conservatory. Participate in the
hands-on learning about the holiday treat gingerbread in the
Adventure Garden. Students discover the plant parts in gingerbread
and decorate a gingersnap cookie. In the Conservatory, see
model trains and trolleys move throughout the miniature landscapes
of scale-model historic New York buildings.#
For more information call (718) 817-8700 or visit us on the
web at www.nybg.org. The Everett Children's Adventure Garden
has been made possible by the leadership generosity of Edith
and Henry Everett.