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HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN FLOTILLA
October 27, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Have you ever seen a parade of jack-o-lanterns floating on a lake? Bring your carved pumpkin to the Harlem Meer, and watch as the Meer gets spooky!
Drop off your carved pumpkin and find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer to watch as the jack-o-lanterns float by. It’s New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla—and it’s not to be missed!
This event is FREE and open to all ages. Tickets are not required.
Drop off between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm
Space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Pumpkins will be accepted until 5:30 pm or until all spots are filled, whichever comes first. Stop by our information table located at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center for directions to the drop-off location.
|DO bring a pumpkin that weighs about eight pounds after it’s carved (approximately the size of a soccer ball).|
|DON’T bring mini or extra-large pumpkins; they will not fit on the flotilla.|
|DO bring carved, gutted pumpkins with their tops.|
|DON’T bring pumpkins with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, or plastic. They’ll pollute the Harlem Meer and harm the wildlife.|
|DON’T bring light bulbs, candles, or floats. (We’ll provide these!)|
Pumpkin owners may retrieve their carved pumpkins at the conclusion of the flotilla at 7:00 pm from the Harlem Meer beach near Fifth Avenue and East 108th Street.
**Cited from https://www.centralparknyc.org/activities/events/halloween-pumpkin-flotilla**