Friday, October 17, 2008

Get a Free Pumpkin (and other great free activities on Saturday)

I'm beginning to think you should never have to buy a Halloween pumpkin in New York City!  The other day I posted about Central Park's Halloween Celebrations where you can get a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Festival (next Saturday, the 25th).  Now I find they're giving away pumpkins at the Madison Square Park's Fall Kids Fest 2008 sponsored by Time Out New York Kids.  It's tomorrow (Saturday, October 18th) from 10:30 - 1:30 and there are tons of great activities planned, including clowns from the Big Apple Circus (um, and free pumpkins).

If you missed touring The Little Red Light House during Open House New York you have a second chance.  The Park Rangers are leading a tour tomorrow (Saturday, October 18th) from 1-4.  You can find out more details here.

I wish we were going to be here for the Pet Parade!  Our little Pumpkin would squeal with delight at all of the pets in their costumes.  It's at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 at 44th St tomorrow (Saturday, October 18th) from 1-4.  There's nothing like pets in clothes to bring a smile to your face and make you forget the chill in the air!

Posted picture used under creative commons license from Flickr user Brit.


Anonymous said...

Now that Halloween festivities are
over, where can I get some free
"whole" -- not carved -- pumpkins
in Manhattan -- especially the Midtown Manhattan area?

Columbia said...

That's a great question -- i was just thinking what to do with the pumpkin we didn't carve (I was wondering if it could be hallowed like a gourd, but figured it would probably just turn to mush.)

Perhaps I should free-on-craigslist it. ;)

Anonymous said...

Food should never go to waste.
Especially during these hard
economic times. If you do want
to offer it for free to someone,
posting it on the "free" message
board on craigslist is a great
idea:) that is, unless you want
to keep the Pumpkin for company:)