9. Watch the Pumpkitecture Carving Contest

A team of architects in white hard hats and yellow vests surround a stack of glowing pumpkins for a favorite Halloween event in NYC.
Photograph by Dan Cole, Courtesy of the Center for Architecture

You can watch teams of architects live-carve crazy pumpkin creations in pursuit of the coveted Pritzkerpumpkin prize! Pumpkitecture will take place on Friday, October 28 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The carving will commence at 6:15 and will run through 7:30.

Contestants will briefly defend their designs, after which jurors will deliberate and pick the winning pumpkin. Spectators can vote for the People’s Pumpkin! Grab your tickets here!