The Annual Pumpkin Flotilla

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Especially if you are celebrating Halloween in New York with kids, one of the best events for you to attend is the Pumpkin Flotilla in Central Park. Every year on the day before Halloween, Central Park offers lots of fun activities for kids, including pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, and a Halloween Parade. If you want to join, be sure to put on your best Halloween costumes!

The highlight of the Halloween celebration, however, is the Pumpkin Flotilla. As is gets dark around 6:30 pm, priorly carved pumpkins are released into the Harlem Meer and will be float around for 30 minutes. The spectacle draws hundreds of visitors to the northeast corner of Central Park.

When is the Annual Pumpkin Flotilla Event?

The Annual Pumpkin Flotilla takes places at Halloween on October 31st.

Where does the Annual Pumpkin Flotilla start?

Harlem Meer at Central Park.

How much are the tickets?

This event is for free!

How to get to the The Annual Pumpkin Flotilla?

The Harlem Meer is located to the northeast of Central Park (between 106th – 110th Street). You can reach it by subway lines 2 3 (stop Central Park North (110 St)) or 4 6 (stop 110 Street).

Other Fall Events in NYC

In addition to the Annual Pumpkin Flotilla, there are other great fall events in New York. These are my favorites and therefore I would like to recommend them to you:

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Alyssa J Turner

On the they say the date is October 28th. Just a heads up!


Hi Alyssa,
big big thanks for you feedback – I just updated the article 🙂

All the best!!

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