43rd Annual GreenThumb Harvest Fair

Saturday, September 24, 2022

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

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Join GreenThumb community gardeners in celebrating the start of fall with a fun-filled day of activities for all! At the 43rd annual Harvest Fair celebration, New Yorkers will get the chance to build their own scarecrow, learn to play dominoes, pick a pumpkin from the patch, plant and take home microgreens, make their own bandana, receive free daffodil bulbs, and so much more. This year's GreenThumb Harvest Fair is made possible in partnership with Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden and the support of Montefiore Einstein.

Stay tuned to GreenThumb's website and social media channels (InstagramFacebook, and Twitter) for updates.

Featured Activity: Fresh Chef Contest 

At 1:00 p.m., Chef Yadira Garcia of Happy Healthy Latina will demonstrate a nutritious, delicious, and educational experience for all ages. Then at 1:30 p.m., participate or come down and watch ten community members compete in the Fresh Chef contest. Contestants will replicate their most delicious version of a surprise dish demonstrated by Chef Yadira. The contest will conclude by crowning a winner chosen by a panel of foodies and chefs. 

Event Schedule 

*Schedule and activities subject to change 

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Carving Demo by Hugh McMahon 

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.   Guided Community Garden Tours 

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.    Hula Hoops by Pamela Alvarez 

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.      Yoga by Gretchen Simmons 

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.        Fresh Chef Contest Cooking Demo with Chef Yadira Garcia  

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.      Carving Demo by Hugh McMahon 

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.       Fresh Chef Contest  

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.       Guided Community Garden Tours 

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.        Carving Demo by Hugh McMahon 

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.        Dance Performance by Bombazo Dance Company 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.       Harvest Fair and Fresh Chef Contest Winners Announcement 

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.        Carving Demo by Hugh McMahon 

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.       Guided Community Garden Tours 

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.       Yoga by Gretchen Simmons 

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.       Carving Demo by Hugh McMahon 

All-Day Activities 

Family-Friendly Activities 

  • Music by DJ Isiah Forde 
  • PLAY NYC Touch-free Obstacle Course by Street Lab 
  • Carving demonstrations and decorating by carving expert Hugh McMahon  
  • Pick out a pumpkin to decorate and take home from the pumpkin patch. Limited availability
  • Lawn games, including egg on the spoon, corn hole, potato sack races, jumbo connect four, and ring toss 
  • Face painting 
  • NYC Parks Recreation art activities and games 
  • Scarecrow making 
  • Screenprint a bandana with the GreenThumb logo and other fun garden designs 
  • Learn to play dominoes 
  • Fall harvest-inspired photo booth with hay bales, greenery, pumpkins, and a tractor 


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Corner of Brook Avenue and 141st Street, Bronx, 10454
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