Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla

Sunday, October 26, 2014

3:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.

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Join us for Central Park Conservancy’s annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla on Sunday, October 26. Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, and of course our signature pumpkin flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight!

Schedule of Events:

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm   Pumpkin Drop Off

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations

                                Discovery Station Activities

                                Live Music

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm  Spooky Stories
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm   Halloween Parade

6:00 pm                   Pumpkin Flotilla Launch

Due to the limited number of floats and space, pre-carved pumpkins will only be accepted at the two designated drop off locations between 3:30 pm and 5:15 pm or until the flotilla reaches capacity.

Members: pre-register before October, 24 to secure your pumpkin's spot on the flotilla!

Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines

Pumpkins must be pre-carved with top.

Weight: approximately 8 pounds after carved; mini pumpkins will not be accepted. Pumpkins should be no bigger than the size of a soccer ball. Entries should contain no artificial materials, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic. This is to protect the ecological health of the Harlem Meer should your pumpkin decide to go for a swim!

Unfortunately, pumpkins that participate in the flotilla will not be returned. 

Free. Open to all ages. For more information, please call 212.860.1370


Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park Accessible
110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue
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Event Organizer

Central Park Conservancy

Contact Number

(212) 776-1066

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