Governors Island goes all in on Halloween with tons of events

October 21, 2017 - Picnic Time

Fall might not seem like a deteriorate to consider about going to an island, though that’s since you’ve never had a possibility to knowledge Governors Island when a seasons change.

This year, a city’s summer stadium extended a deteriorate by dual months, by Oct. 31. That means you’ve still got dual weeks to take a leaflet wander right here in a city among a Hills and ancestral buildings, or only suffer a sprightly tumble atmosphere while roving a bike float on a totally car-free pathways.

Or we can burst right into Halloween with tons of themed events during a final dual weekends of October.

See a leaves change amid Governors Island’s ancestral buildings. Credit: @gov_island, Twitter

Take a brief packet float to a island’s reimagined Picnic Point on Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 29-30 between 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and you’ll instead find yourself during Pumpkin Point, a hulk pumpkin patch of 2,000 gourds — reduction a one we can take home, of course.

While enjoying a Statue of Liberty views and selecting that pumpkin you’ll deface, you’ll be treated to live song by opposite acts any day, trimming from jazzy blues to regenerated folk music, bluegrass on a banjo and ragtime on a ukulele. Even a tunes are seasonal!

Halloween-themed treats like “ghoulash,” done with furnish harvested on Governors Island, pies and tough cider will be accessible from Little Eva’s, and humanities crafts activities and even a hayride to take we behind to a packet point.

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If we haven’t gotten tickets nonetheless to Rise of a Jack O’Lanterns, the first-ever condemned pumpkin patch within city limits, time slots are offered out fast. Coming down from Old Westbury Gardens to Colonels Row on Oct. 26-29 from 6-10 p.m., get prepared to be spooked and awed by hand-carved pumpkins as we wander along a flashy pathway.

Get your blood pumping during a Rising Sun Performance Company’s final weekend of performances on Oct. 21-22. Their eight-week residency formulating new scripts and site-specific works culminates in a spine-chilling story called Most Wretched Deathbed Fever Dreams of Edgar Allen Poe, created by Donna Latham.

Finally, on a final Saturday of a season, Oct. 28, get in some early trick-or-treating with a kids (and large kids, too — anyone in dress gets giveaway candy) amid a ancestral homes in Nolan Park from 2-5 p.m.

As always, there’s no entrance price to Governors Island solely a $2 round-trip packet float (free for kids underneath 13 and weekend mornings before 11:30 a.m.).

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