It’s time to start pumpkin picking, and there’s not too many places around NYC to do so. Sure, you can grab one at your local grocery store, but that’s not nearly as fun as picking one up from a pumpkin patch!
Luckily, Pumpkin Point is returning to Governors Island for a fifth 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 tens of thousands of ripe, small and medium-sized gourds that visitors can hand-pick and take home!
Visiting the patch is free, but you can purchase a pumpkin for a small 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, story-telling, live music and more. There will also be some Gov Island vendors at the park, serving “seasonally inspired food and beverages on-site” (including autumn brews!).
The event will run on the last two weekends of October, during the Island’s public hours from 10 a.m. to 6 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 food pantries.
What: Pumpkin Point
Where: Nolan Park, Governors Island
When: October 23-24 & 30-31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
For more pumpkin patches outside the city try these 10 Places To Go Pumpkin Picking Near NYC This Fall
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