GingerBread Lane Opens New Exhibit at New York Hall of Science: November 17, 2013-January 12, 2014

Guinness World Record Results to Be Announced in December


NEW YORK, NEW YORK (October 2013) — GingerBread Lane — a 1.5 ton, 300 square foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing, and candy — makes its New York City debut at the New York Hall of Science in Queens onNovember 17, 2013.  The creation and product of Chef Jon Lovitch, GingerBread Lane is a contender for the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread exhibit; results will be announced during the opening.  GingerBread Lane takes one full year to develop and complete, requiring approximately 1500 hours of labor.


Exhibit dates and details:


When                 November 17, 2013 – January 12, 2014; Tues-Fri, 9:30am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm;

closed Christmas


Where:                 New York Hall of Science, Flushing Corona Park, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY


Admission:          $11 for adults 18 and older;  $8 for children 2-17, students, and seniors.


This year, GingerBread Lane celebrates its 20th season with its 29th village. The village includes an estimated 1900 lbs. of icing, 400 lbs. of candy, and 500 lbs. of gingerbread dough.  It comprises 152 gingerbread houses, 65 trees, 4 gingerbread cable cars, 5 gingerbread train cars, an underground candy subway station, candy trees, and sugar signage. While the layout and composition change yearly, GBL always includes Eggnog Bay, Gum Drop Row, Peppermint Central Park, Candy Cane Place, and Toffee Boulevard.  New this year are Ribbon Candy Ridge and a “behind-the-scenes” window, giving a peek into the makings of GBL with ovens, models, and ingredients, made entirely from royal icing.  Five two-foot-high nutcrackers, also made of royal icing, stand guard over the back of the exhibit.


About GingerBread Lane

GingerBread Lane is a project, conceived and funded entirely by Chef Jon Lovitch.  All structures are given away free at the close of the exhibition. Since December 2000, GingerBread Lane has also hosted annual workshops for families and after-school programs for children. Each year, Lovitch works with underprivileged and disabled children by shipping GingerBread Lane pieces across the country for those unable to view the display. www.gingerbread-lane.orgTwitter: @GingerBreadLane,Facebook: GingerBread Lane, #gingerbreadlane.             

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