Halloween on the Harlem Meer: Pumpkin Flotilla

Thu Oct 26, 2023
4:00pm to 7:00pm ET
Age: All ages
Price: FREE
Dana Discovery Center, Central Park

The Harlem Meer comes alive as the sun sets in this annual Halloween favorite. Hand-carved jack-o'-lanterns both spooky and sweet set sail at dusk in New York City's largest pumpkin flotilla.

Drop off your carved pumpkin and head to the picnic area by the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center to listen to not-so-spooky stories, enjoy a hair-raising magic show, and adorn your own trick-or-treat bag with Central Park–themed decorations.

Then, find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer, dance to some festive tunes courtesy of a DJ, and watch the jack-o’-lanterns float by. It’s New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla—and it’s not to be missed!

Pumpkin drop-off (see website for details)
Decorate your own treat-or-trick bag

Not-so-spooky story time hosted by the New York Public Library

Hair-raising magic with Rogue the Magician

Halloween dance party with DJ Dao

Pumpkin flotilla

There are no tickets, but please RSVP.

Please note: Event details are subject to change based on weather conditions.

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