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New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train ShowDec 15, All Day Event2900 Southern Boulevard
Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition features 3,000 square feet of additional exhibition space, making room for dozens of new trains, bridges, and tracks; a captivating short film of the show's behind-the-scenes magic; and a stunning multisensory finale of light and sound. 

Explore a winter wonderland across our 250 acres with special tours, musical performances, and activities for kids, plus take care of your gift list at NYBG Shop and stop for a bite at one of our exciting new dining venues. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind holiday outing!

Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.
New York Botanical Garden
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Grand Central Holiday FairDec 15, All Day Event89 E 42nd Street
The Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair is one of the finest, longest-running indoor holiday fairs in New York City. Highly selective about the artists chosen to participate, planners spend the year looking for unique vendors with a focus on American-made and handmade products with locally-sourced materials or a socially-conscious business model. Since 1993, the Holiday Fair has been a must-shop destination during the holiday season.   

Photo Credit: MTA New York City Transit / Marc Hermann
Grand Central Terminal
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Outdoor Skills: Fire MakingDec 22, 1 pm - 2:30 pmFort Greene Park Visitor Center

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. 

All programs are family friendly but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.  

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