Last week, we went to see the “train” show at the Botanical Gardens – my husband Howard, grandson Jack and I. It inspired me to write about how you can see all of NYC without leaving the Bronx.
To call the Holiday show a “train” show is really a misnomer.
The Botanical Gardens has created an incredible collection with the help of the visionary artist Paul Busse.
The trains are really incidental to this fabulous array of natural creations. All the iconic “New York” buildings and sights are there- made of pine cones, twigs, berries and all sorts of natural materials.
I believe we went to the first “train show” in 1991. It consisted of a large table like train board and it was out doors in front of the administration building (the same building in which I won an “honorable” mention for my begonia dish garden in a competition for NYC school children when I was in the 6th grade at PS 91).
The train show started small and has evolved into a rather fantastic display.
Here are my faves
- The Chrysler Building
- TWA Passenger Terminal
- Statue of Liberty
- Yankee Stadium
- Grand Central Terminal
- Alice Austen House on Staten Island
- Bowne House in Flushing
- Rockefeller Center
- Brooklyn Bridge
New York has so many interesting and festive activities during the Holiday Season sometimes it’s hard to choose, but I know The New York Botanical Gardens Train Show never disappoints.
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