Inwood Hill Park

The Daily Plant : Friday, October 29, 2010

This Weekend In Parks: Halloween Edition

The annual Parks Pumpkin Festival is in Central Park this Saturday.
Daniel Avila

Pumpkin Festival
Join NYC Parks and HUB TV this Saturday, October 30 for the Pumpkin Festival, New York City’s annual celebration of the fall harvest season in leafy Central Park! The Pumpkin Festival takes the very best traditions of the autumn season and offers them all for FREE! This year, the Pumpkin Festival features the Circus Berzerkus Haunted House, a citywide Scarecrow competition, face-painting, entertainment, the New York Rangers Road Tour, and more! All kids take home a free pumpkin.

Can’t make it to Pumpkin Festival? There are plenty of scary events near you all weekend! Check out some of the events below, or visit our website to find many more! From the history of Halloween to pumpkin-picking, from family fairs to spook-tacular haunted houses, there’s an event this weekend that will be right for every ghoul and goblin. Visit to see the event listings.

Saturday, October 30, 2010
Fort Tryon Autumn Nature Walk with Chief Naturalist Mike Feller
8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Inwood Hill Nature Center, Manhattan

Halloween Event
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
St. James Recreation Center, Bronx

Halloween Festival
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

The Legend of Heyerdahl Hill: A Haunted Hike
1:00 p.m.
High Rock Park Ranger Station, Staten Island

Thriller at the Battery
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Fort Totten Visitor’s Center, Queens

Sunday, October 31, 2010
Halloween Kidz Karnival
12:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Pier 46, Manhattan

Children’s Fall Fest
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Queens Farm Museum, Queens

Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Decker Farm, Staten Island

Thriller on the Bronx River
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Olinville Playground, Bronx

12:00 p.m.
Canine Court, Bronx

“In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing; For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble,
Double, double toil and trouble.”
William Shakespeare

Directions to Inwood Hill Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 5 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Nature CentersInwood Hill Nature Center

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this facility is closed until further notice. Please follow this project on our Capital Project Tracker for updates. To reach our Urban Park Rangers at Inwood Hill Park, please call (212) 304-2277.

ParkInwood Hill Park

A Rabid Raccoon Warning has been issued for Inwood Hill Park. Please visit our Raccoon Advisory page for more information.

MarinasDyckman Street

Transient and seasonal moorings will not be available for the 2020 season.

MarinasDyckman Street

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are service changes at this marina. Marinas, boatyards, and boat launches are open for personal use of vessels only. Group activities, social gatherings, vessel charters, and rentals are prohibited. Vessel servicing, fueling, and pumpout stations are open. Please maintain strict social distancing of at least six feet and clean and sanitize your vessels after each use. Also, transient and seasonal moorings will not be available for the 2020 season.

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesMuscota Marsh

The East Dock at Muscota Marsh is temporarily closed for repairs. As an alternative, please use the boat launch at Inwood Hill Park or at Sherman Creek.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2021

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