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It’s incredible and it’s edible.

The New York Hall of Science will unveil its annual smorgasbord of sweetness, GingerBread Lane, on Saturday, Nov. 11. The thousand-pound-plus mini municipality will be on display at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park museum until Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, and its aroma will fill the air the whole time.

The exhibition varies each year, but attendees can expect to marvel at a scaled-down village with houses, trees, street signs, buses and factories – all made with hundreds of pounds of gingerbread dough, copious amounts of icing and countless candies (everything from jelly beans to gum drops to lollipops). Past versions have featured landmarks such as Eggnog Bay, Gum Drop Row, Peppermint Central Park and Toffee Boulevard.

GingerBread Lane — which won the Guinness World Record for largest gingerbread village in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 — is also the gift that keeps on giving. On Jan. 15, the museum will dismantle the metropolis and distribute free chunks of it to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. On a first-come, first-served basis, participants can bring flat-bottomed shopping bags or paper grocery bags and take pieces home. The giveaway will continue until the entire city is gone.

Plus, there’s a new twist this year. Jon Lovitch, the baker/creator, plans to share his knowledge and experience with the public via workshops. He will teach how to create and maintain gingerbread versions of transportation-themed structures, such as boats, cars and trains.

Here’s the workshop schedule: Sunday, Nov. 26, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 23, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 28, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 30, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Lovitch, who studied at the Culinary Institute of America, spends almost an entire year drafting, baking, building and decorating his work of art.

Access to GingerBread Lane is included in the general admission price, but the workshops cost $15 per project. Each participant receives a kit with gingerbread pieces, icing, and candy.

Images: NYSCI and Alex Potemkin

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