20 Art Installations and Exhibits Not to Miss in NYC December 2016

kaws-nike-stanton-court-untapped-cities-afinelyneImage of Stanton Street Courts via nycgovparks.org

2016 is going out with a bang, filled with not only our annual holiday favorites like Luminaries in the Winter Garden, and the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show, but some installations that will bring us closer to nature, from Brooklyn and the Bronx to Staten Island. The art world continues to explore and enhance our urban environment in the ways we grow and eat our food, and how we design for play.

This month, you can explore the art of being a woman, as a kick-off to a permanent home to be named The Women’s Building. Pay homage to the men, women and children who succumbed to AIDS at a permanent Memorial site on World AIDS Day, and the doors will open to a permanent home for the GrowNYC’s Project Farmhouse. Here are 20 art installations, exhibits and projects not to miss in December, and on into the New Year.

20. Gingerbread Boulevard Installation in Madison Square Park

gingerbread-village-madison-square-park-holidays-nycImage via Time Out NY

As part of the Madison Square Park Holiday Celebrations, Gingerbread Boulevard will arrive in Madison Square Park on December 6th, for its third season, as a kick-off to its Holiday Festivities.

The free event will feature a life-size gingerbread house, with ginger bricks, topped with a frosting covered roof. peppermiint sticks, gum drops and all manner of other trimmings adorning the exterior – and all are invited to come in, where visitors will find a holiday mantel (sponsored by Folgers), and a digital screen that displays consumer-submitted photos that use the hashtag #holidayheritage.
The tasty installation is presented by Taste of Home, a food and entertaining brand, and will be on view to December 18. The Madison Square Park Holiday Festivities will begin on December 6, with the opening of Gingerbread Boulevard from and the lighting of a 40 foot balsam fir at Madison Square Park is located between Fifth and Madison Avenues, 23rd and 26th Streets.

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