Model train swap meets and shows are coming to town

An intricate train display — with realistic locomotives, tracks and details, like scaled-to-exacting-size foliage — may find you nostalgic for the holiday tradition your parents held of model trains beneath the Christmas tree. You can get up close to see model trains that you associated the holidays with, or, as a true hobbyist, that you love year-round, at shows and meets held just before Thanksgiving.

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New comic book convention comes to NYCB Live’s Cradle of Aviation Museum

If comics, collectibles and pop culture consume your life (in the best way possible), then Cradle-Con, with celebrities like Dan Harmon, co-creator of animated series “Rick and Morty,” is the place to be, June 23-24. The convention, created to raise funds for the museum’s Women in STEAM Education Programs, follows the adage, “for the fans, by the fans.”

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Home and garden inspiration to be found at the Long Island Spring Home Show

Refreshing the home, inside and out, is a springtime custom and where best to get motivated than at the Long Island Spring Home Show, designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their home, held April 7-8, at NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale.

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Impressive Corvette display at Sunday’s Vettes and Jets at American Airpower Museum

Iconic examples of America’s automotive history are coming to the American Airpower Museum (AAM) in East Farmingdale for Vettes and Jets, where Corvettes will mix with Jets, on Oct. 1. The “Vettes” on display are the vehicles of members of the Long Island Corvette Owners Association (LICOA), who plan to meet up prior to the event to line up their cars and caravan to the museum.

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