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Pumpkin Point Returns to Governors Island this Month

Pumpkin Point Returns to Governors Island this Month

Families will enjoy pumpkin picking and lots of festive activities


Get ready to get your pumpkin on, New Yorkers! Governors Island Pumpkin Point, the annual pumpkin patch and fall festival, is back to delight families and kids of all ages on Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30. The best part is, it's free!

If your family loves to carve pumpkins, this patch is for you. You can pick your own pumpkins for free, although the organizers are asking for a suggested donation. Choose from over 1,000 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. With so many to choose from, you can make your very own festive jack-o'-lantern family to place around your house or yard this year.

“Fall is the perfect time to come explore Governors Island. From beautiful fall foliage to a free pumpkin patch to exciting programming, there is something for everyone,” Clare Newman, president and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island, said. “We invite all New Yorkers to hop on the ferry and take in the changing seasons.”

What To Expect at Governors Island Pumpkin Point 

Pumpkin Point is more than a pumpkin patch. Presented by the Trust for Governors Island and the Friends of Governors Island, Pumpkin Point will transform the island's historic Nolan Park into a delightful autumnal escape that will also feature lots of family-friendly fun. Activities include:

  • Pumpkin Picking: Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30; 10am-5pm

  • Arts & Crafts: Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30; 11am-4pm

  • Pumpkin Painting: Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30; 11am-4pm

  • Storytelling with Rising Sun Performance Company: Oct. 22; 11am and 2pm

  • Magic Shows from Brooklyn Magic Shop: Oct. 23; 1 and 3pm 

  • The Garden, presented by Flying Leap Productions & Beam Center: Oct. 23; 2 and 2:30pm



  • WonderSpark Puppet Show & Workshop: Oct. 29; 12pm

  • Drag Story Hour: Oct. 30; 11:30am

  • Trick or Treating: Oct. 30; 1pm

Pumpkins left over from the event will be donated to local organizations fighting hunger in NYC or composted on Governors Island by Earth Matter, which runs a compost learning center at the Urban Farm on the island. 

Support for the event is provided by Nickelodeon, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Intrepid Productions and others.

What You Need to Know About Visiting Governors Island Pumpkin Point 

Where is Governors Island located? 

Governors Island is considered part of Manhattan and located in New York Harbor. 

How do I get to Governors Island?

Get to the island by taking the ferry from Manhattan at 10 South St. Boats run daily. A round trip ferry ticket is $4 for adults and free for seniors and children younger than 12. Check out the ferry schedule at govisland.com/ferry.

When is Pumpkin Point?

Pumpkin Point is on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30, 10am-5pm. 

How much is admission?

The event is free.

For more information, visit govisland.com or follow Governors Island on Facebook or Instagram

Main image: The Trust for Governors Island/Julienne Schaer
 


Here at NYMetroParents, we've got everything you need to have a safefun, and festive fall and Halloween season.  Whether it is pumpkin or apple picking, getting lost in a corn maze, making Halloween crafts or finding costumes and decorations, we're here to help. 

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