The Origami Holiday Tree is an annual event produced by OrigamiUSA at the American Museum of Natural History. Each year, OrigamiUSA and a team of volunteers designs and produces a stunning tree in the main hall of the Museum, decorated with hundreds of origami figures folded and sent in by members and origami aficionados from around the world. Origami comes from oru meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” and is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. This gorgeous spectacle has been an institute in New York City for many years, and is a linchpin of the relationship between OrigamiUSA and the Museum of Natural History. This year, the tree is decorated with the theme of Fantastic Creatures: Mythic and Real and covered various exotic origami creatures from dragons and mermaids to narwhals and peacocks. They also have 2 19-foot Holiday Barosaurs lit up for viewing as well. Visit the AMNH at Central Park West at 79th Street.