Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture
by Alyssa Grossman, 09/12/2012
Photo: Talisman Brolin/New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden
As the leaves begin to change, bask in fall foliage at The New York Botanical Garden, home to more than 1 million plants spanning 250 acres. Take a walk and bask in the bright orange and red leaves that fill the grounds. In October, The Haunted Pumpkin Garden comes alive with intricately carved jack-o'-lanterns, parades, crafts for kids and more. In November, the annual Holiday Train Show (November 17–January 13) chugs into the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory for an unforgettable family-friendly showcase. Trains weave past miniatures of New York City landmarks—among them the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Yankee Stadium—made from seeds, bark, leaves, fungi and more natural supplies, and zip across replicas of the City's iconic bridges above. Throughout the holiday season, find children's events like puppet shows, gingerbread crafts and documentary screenings.