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Gingerbread Lane, a mini town made entirely of gingerbread, has sprung up at the New York Hall of Science, bringing with it workshops and a mega-giveaway.

  • Photograph: Tessa Hartley

    Gingerbread Lane 2013 at the New York Hall of Science

  • Photograph: Tessa Hartley

    Gingerbread Lane 2013 at the New York Hall of Science

  • Photograph: Tessa Hartley

    Gingerbread Lane 2013 at the New York Hall of Science

  • Photograph: Tessa Hartley

    Gingerbread Lane 2013 at the New York Hall of Science

  • Photograph: Tessa Hartley

    Gingerbread Lane 2013 at the New York Hall of Science

  • Photograph: Tessa Hartley

    Gingerbread Lane 2013 at the New York Hall of Science

  • Photograph: Tessa Hartley

    Gingerbread Lane 2013 at the New York Hall of Science

  • Photograph: Tessa Hartley

    Gingerbread Lane 2013 at the New York Hall of Science

  • Photograph: Tessa Hartley

    Gingerbread Lane 2013 at the New York Hall of Science

  • Photograph: Tessa Hartley

    Gingerbread Lane 2013 at the New York Hall of Science

Photograph: Tessa Hartley

Gingerbread Lane 2013 at the New York Hall of Science


Talk about a labor of love. Chef Jon Lovitch, the creator of the new, edibie installation "Gingerbread Lane" at the New York Hall of Science, spent an entire year designing, baking and decorating the mini gingerbread village at his studio in the Bronx. Its 152 gingerbread houses, 65 trees, four cable cars and five train cars (among many other elements) are made up of approximately 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, 1,900 pounds of icing and 400 pounds of candy. As you might have guessed, "Gingerbread Lane" is a contender for the Guinness World Record as largest gingerbread creation in the world.

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If your kids are inspired by the sight, sign them up for a workshop with the culinary artist himself. Lovitch will be teaching the ins and outs of gingerbread building on two Saturdays, December 7 and 28, from 2 to 4pm (free with museum admission; signup begins at noon on the day of the event), and kids can take their masterpieces home with them. And on January 12, the entire village will be dismantled and given away to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Just line up beginning at 10am, when the museum opens; the giveaway starts at noon, and there's a limit of two gingerbread houses per person.

"Gingerbread Lane" is on view at the New York Hall of Science through January 12, 2014.


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