2. Pumpkin Point on Governors Island

Halloween Events NYC: Pumpkins point on Governors Island
Pumpkin Point on Governors Island. Courtesy of Friends of Governors Island.

During the last two weekends in October, Pumpkin Point, Governors Island’s annual pumpkin patch, will return. Thousands of pumpkins will be scattered throughout the historic Nolan Park, transforming the area into a fall wonderland. In exchange for a small donation, visitors can pick a pumpkin to take home with them.

Besides pumpkin picking, free programming will include Halloween and autumn-inspired arts and crafts, storytelling, and live music. In addition, a number of the island’s vendors will be offering seasonally-inspired food and beverages for purchase. Some vendors will include Little Eva’s, Threes Brewing, and Joe’s Coffee.