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The Best Events for Pumpkin Lovers in NYC This Fall

By / September 21, 2018

‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything, and if you’re a fan of the beloved orange gourd, we have excuses to eat it, carve it, and even smear it on your face this fall, thanks to these 12 events.

Fall Pumpkin Pawty at Pig Beach

Pig Beach

You and your pup are invited to an afternoon at this Gowanus BBQ joint where there will be dog-friendly pumpkin cider, pumpkin treats, and doggie arts and crafts.

$17 / RSVP

Pumpkin Dinner Cooking Class

Bruno's Bakery and Restaurant

Take your fall recipes to another level by learning how to make fresh pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin soup at this hands-on class. Then, enjoy wine as you try your culinary masterpieces!

$125 / RSVP

Pumpkin Patch at Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden

Whether you’re looking for a pumpkin to carve, cook, or just want to score some fun fall photos for the ‘gram, the pickings in NYC don’t get much better than this patch.

$0 - $7 / RSVP

Pumpkin Picking at Green Meadows Farm

Aviator Sports & Events Center

Get a taste of farm life in Brooklyn by going on a hayride, seeing animals, and picking your perfect pumpkin to get in the Halloween spirit.

$10 / RSVP

Pumpkin Enzyme Peel Launch Party

Savor Beauty + Spa

Check out this free beauty class where you'll be treated to a glow-boosting peel while learning how to properly cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. Autumnal cocktails will also be served!


Wine Bottle Decor & Candle Making Bar

Word Up Cafe

Attend an autumn craft night with a focus on aromatherapy where you'll make pumpkin spice candles and design wine-bottle diffusers.

$60 - $128 / RSVP

Tipsy Pumpkin Painting


Bring along your favorite bottle of booze and feel your creative juices flow as you decorate a pumpkin. Pumpkins and paint supplies are provided, so just bring your imagination and thirst along!

$31 / RSVP

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Pumpkin Carving

Queens Botanical Garden

Sip on fall-themed cocktails and beers while carving your very own pumpkin masterpiece to take home.

$21 - $27 / RSVP

Pumpkinmania: One Day Glass Blowing Workshop

Brooklyn Glass

Create a pumpkin that will last forever at this introductory course that teaches the basics of gathering and blowing at the glass blower's bench.

$195 / RSVP

Giant Pumpkin Weekend at the New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

See the largest pumpkins (we're talking 2,000 pounds!) from around the world as they are transformed into works of art at the New York Botanic Garden.

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NYC Parks Greenthumb Presents: Pumpkin Painting

United We Stand Garden

Head up to the Boogie Down for an evening of being crafty! Pumpkins and paint will be provided, but you're welcome to bring any additional adornments for your pumpkin.


Central Park Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

Take part in pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade and at twilight, and send your jack-o’-lantern to float in Central Park’s Harlem Meer for all to see.



Melanie is a Jersey girl who now calls Brooklyn home. She’s written for Fuse TV, MTV News, Interview Magazine and more, and enjoys creating content that informs, inspires and entertains people. She’s passionate about music, running, cheese and dachshunds, and her husband fully accepts her love affair with NYC.

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