NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:48:02 GMT <![CDATA[Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch]]> Date: October 16, 2016

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch returns to Queens Botanical Garden with live music, games, nature walks, farm tours, bouncy houses, crafts, food vendors, a petting zoo, beer tent, pumpkin patch (additional fee), and more!

For more information, please visit the Queens Botanical Garden's website.

Pumpkin Patch and select activities require additional fees. Free hours are suspended on this day. On festival days, Queens Botanical Garden does not accept reciprocal garden memberships or CoolCulture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Rockaway Fall Festival]]> Date: October 16, 2016

Join us for our Ninth Annual Fall Festival, which will include a Safari Challenge and Halloween Obstacle Course, 3 and 1 bounce house, pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, Urban Park Rangers, music, and refreshments.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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<![CDATA[Joe Holzka Community Garden Pumpkin Festival]]> Date: October 29, 2016

Please join the garden for their annual pumpkin festival. Children aged 12 and under must be present to receive a pumpkin.

Thanks to the local community chapters, North Shore Rotary for donating pumpkins, Community Health Action, and the community outreach coordinator with Empire Blue Cross along with added community services available for all in our community.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest Festival]]> Date: October 29, 2016

Come one, come all to this year’s circus-themed Halloween Harvest Festival! We’ll feature costume-making with Socrates artists, a large-scale collaborative sculpture workshop by Free Style Arts Association, face painting with Agostino Arts, festive music, circus food favorites, an ongoing roving performance of traditional circus acts—juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning—and experimental, improvisational theater by the funny, quirky, and political Circus Amok. And in the spirit of the occasion, we’ll be offering special prizes to any circus-themed pooches in the Annual Juried Canine Costume Contest!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> Date: October 29, 2016

Park Administrator Matt Symons, Council Member Paul Vallone, and the Friends of Fort Totten Parks welcome you to a spooky, fun-filled afternoon, featuring crafts, games, rides, music, and more!

Please note: The Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, October 29.

For more information about Halloween events in Fort Totten Park, please call Mike Kuchinskas at (718) 352-4793 ext. 302.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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<![CDATA[16th Annual Halloween Festival & Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest]]> Date: October 29, 2016

Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and the Urban Park Rangers for the annual Fort Greene Halloween Festival! The festival will feature live music, dance workshops, games with giveaways, face painting, a pumpkin patch, creepy-crawlies with the Urban Park Rangers, and Fort Greene PUPS's wildly-popular Great PUPkin costume contest for dogs and owners (dog contest starts at 11:30 a.m.).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (973) 563-5212

Location: Fort Greene Park

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<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla]]> Date: October 30, 2016

Bring the whole family and come celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, a costume parade, and Central Park Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight!

This year’s event will also include live “Bat Encounter” presentations by the Organization for Bat Conservation.

This event is free and open to all ages. Tickets are not required. Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

Schedule of Activities

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Pumpkin Flotilla Drop Off*
  • Live music by Aly Sunshine and Funkytown Playground
  • Live “Bat Encounter” presentations by Organization for Bat Conservation.
  • Pumpkin carving demonstrations with Hugh McMahon
  • Halloween crafts

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Spooky Stories with Story Laurie
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Spooky Stories with Story Laurie
5:45: p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Halloween Costume Parade
6:30 p.m.: Pumpkin Flotilla Launch - Watch the Harlem Meer get spooky! Once the activities are finished at twilight (about 6:30 pm), find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer and watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float by in New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla!

Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines*

Get a pumpkin: Bring a pumpkin that weighs about 8 pounds after it’s carved; that’s approximately the size of a soccer ball. Mini or extra-large pumpkins cannot be accepted for the flotilla.

Get creative: All pumpkins must come with tops and be gutted and carved at home. Jack-o’-lanterns with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles, or floats cannot be accepted for the flotilla. A light and floating device will be provided when you register your jack-o’-lantern at the event.

Drop off your pumpkin: We will have two designated drop-off areas near the Dana Discovery Center between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Space in the flotilla is limited to 50 pumpkins, so make sure your creation meets all the requirements. Members-only Perk: pre-register online to reserve space in the flotilla for your pumpkin by Friday, October 28. Please remember to bring your membership card.

Please note: Pumpkins in our flotilla cannot be returned. Thank you for your contribution to our event.

For more information about the Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla, please call the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center at (212) 860-1370

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Holiday on the Hudson]]> Date: December 10, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson for our annual holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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