Luckily, Pumpkin Point is returning to Governors Island for a sixth year at Nolan Park during the last two weekends of October. With stunning city views, beautiful fall foliage, and a “village-like atmosphere” you won’t even feel like you’re in NYC.
A beloved annual tradition, the pumpkin patch will offer over one thousand pumpkins of all shapes and sizes that visitors can hand-pick and take home!
Visiting the patch is free, but you can purchase a pumpkin for a small suggested donation that benefits the Friends of Governors Island. There will also be plenty to do besides pumpkin picking, with fall-themed decorations arranged across the Island’s historic Nolan Park, plus Halloween and autumn-inspired arts and crafts activities, magic shows, story-telling, puppet shows, and more. There will also be some Gov Island vendors at the park, serving “seasonally inspired food and beverages on-site.”
The event will run on the last two weekends of October (22-23 & 29-30) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. Check out their site here for more info.
Any pumpkins left over at the end of Pumpkin Point will be composted on the Island’s composting center or donated to local organizations fighting hunger in NYC.
What: Pumpkin Point
Where: Nolan Park, Governors Island
When: October 22-23 & 29-30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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