An Entire City Made of Gingerbread Is Headed for the Seaport
We’ve often thought that New York during the holiday season looks good enough to eat, and starting this weekend, it literally will be. From November 18 through January 7, the Seaport will be home to the Gingerbread City, a festive full-scale city containing residential houses, train stations, markets, museums, schools and parks — all made out of gingerbread.
Presented by the Museum of Architecture, the Gingerbread City has been on view in London for the last six years. For its New York debut, 50 architects and designers came together to create a gingerbread municipality “inspired by the theme of water in cities,” which makes the Seaport a perfect spot to host the installation. Visitors can also take part in a daily gingerbread workshop, where they’ll learn how to craft their own take-home holiday masterpieces, using gingerbread courtesy of Balthazar Bakery.
You can find this sweet metropolis at 25 Fulton St.; tickets for the exhibition-only run $25, $18 for children under 12, with exhibition-and-workshop entry priced at $85 for a single ticket, $120 for two. Purchase your tickets here.
photo: Luke Hayes