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 fourth year at Nolan Park. With stunning city views, beautiful fall foliage, and a “village-like atmosphere” you won’t even feel like you’re in NYC.
Their website explains: “Pumpkin Point 2020 will be a socially distanced event with plenty of room for visitors to spread out and enjoy the patch. Governors Island visitors are required to maintain social distance of at least six feet and to wear face coverings whenever social distancing is not possible, and at all times when boarding, riding, and disembarking ferries.”
The pumpkin patch will offer thousands of ripe, small and medium-sized gourds that visitors can handpick 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 all the usual biking, lookout points, and restaurants.
The event will run daily from October 24 through November 1, during the Island’s public hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 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: Oct.24 – Nov. 1, 10am – 6pm
featured image source: Friends of Governors Island
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