Bar Car Nights: Adults-Only Viewing of Holiday Train Show
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The last date listed for Bar Car Nights was Saturday December 21, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Orchid Evenings is one of New York City's most romantic date destinations. Experience the beauty of The Orchid Show with an included specialty cocktail in hand and the sounds of hip-hop, traditional world and electronic music playing courtesy of talented DJs. Sweep your partner off his or her feet and over to the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, which have been transformed into a flourishing Key West tropical garden with vibrant architecture representative of the island's charm -- including still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas and sleek benches. See the full event description for information about the featured specialty cocktail and DJ for each upcoming date. Learn More
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I went on a Saturday evening for the Bar Car Nights promo. My friend and I took Metro-North and it was a 20 minute ride from Grand Central. The garden entrance is a quick walk from the station. You have to cross a highway to get there but there is a traffic light so you have time to cross safely instead of making a mad dash between cars. You pick-up or purchase tickets at the little ticket stand at the entrance. There's about a 10-15 minute walk, outside in the dark with not the best lighting, to get to the entrance where the train show was (which we had to ask where it was - it's not posted well at all). We didn't mind the walk in the dark as it was a cold crisp evening and the decorations were pretty, but overall it was not ideal for someone who has difficultly with walking a bit of a distance (i.e. elderly, someone with a gimpy knee, etc.). But once you get into the show it's a sight to see. The whole set-up - landmarks, greenery, lights, music - was absolutely beautifully done. It was crowded and maneuvering around took a bit of skill, but you do get to see and enjoy everything. Definitely do not miss the studio of the artist as it provided really great insight into how they do what they do. When we were done we picked up our complimentary cocktail from Dylan's Candy Bar by the entrance as the line had gone way down. There are snacks and sandwiches for purchase as well. There's so much detail in the show, I don't recommend this for children under 10. All in all it was a really fun evening out seeing something different. Just keep the outside dark walk in mind, as it isn't for everyone.
Your ticket is good for a timed entry: 7:00pm or 8:00pm.
The event ends at 10:00pm.
Bar Car Nights will take place in the Conservatory. The new Holiday Dining Pavilion will also be open for purchasing food at the New York Botanical Garden.
One cocktail is included with your ticket, with additional drinks and snacks available for purchase at the cash bar.
A professional photographer will be on hand to capture this special holiday memory, and the images will be available for download or purchase after your visit.
Check out the New York Botanical Garden website for partner restaurants offering discounts for those with tickets to Bar Car Nights.
About the Ticket Supplier: The New York Botanical GardenThe New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science.
The Botanical Garden's curated living collections contain more than 1 million plants; its Continuing Education program is the largest and most diverse of any botanical garden in the world; its Children's Education program has been a pioneer in innovative, informal science discovery facilities and activities; and its scientific research on plants and fungi is unmatched in scope, depth, and authority.
The Garden offers a sweeping 250-acre landscape, 50 curated display gardens, an expansive 50-acre native Forest, and a wealth of programs, exhibitions, and activities for visitors to enjoy. The grounds display masterpieces, some dating to the 1840s, by many of the nation's most accomplished architects and designers, both past and contemporary. The Botanical Garden's innovative programs, unparalleled resources, and talented staff are rivaled by few and exceeded by none.