Friday, September 23, 2011

The New York Botanical Gardens Schedules Extensive List of Halloween Events for Adults and Children stating October 1st

Here is more Halloween fun taking place in the Bronx. The extensive list of scheduled activities sound like a lot of fun for both adults and children. The gardens should be beautiful this time of years. I hope everyone takes time to enjoy the events.

Enjoy Spooky Halloween Fun in The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
Hundreds of Creatively Carved Pumpkins, Pumpkin Parties, Giant Pumpkin Carving,
and More Await at The New York Botanical Garden

Saturday, October 1–Sunday, October 30, 2011
From Saturday, October 1, through Sunday, October 30, The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden will treat visitors to frightful Halloween fun. Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Every day youngsters can play inside a “gourd-geous” Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, look for wiggly worms under a rotting log, and join a Halloween Parade, while every weekend offers even more treats.

The brainchild of visual artist Michael Natiello, Creative Director for Historic Hudson Valley’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, the display includes more than 500 pumpkins intricately carved to create scarecrows, bugs and insects, bats,
spiders and snakes, and creepy nighttime trails through the Children’s Adventure Garden.

A list of all activities during October is below. For more
information, visit

Halloween Parades
Every day throughout October, Weekdays at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 and
4 p.m. Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes for parades through the
Adventure Garden.

Creepy Creatures Weekend
Ugh! Bugs!
Saturday, October 1, 1 and 3 p.m.
Get up close to creepy crawly insects such as Madagascar hissing cockroaches,
the emperor scorpion, the pink toe tarantula, crickets, and millipedes.
Gone Batty!

Sunday, October 2, 1 and 3 p.m.
Come face to face with a variety of bats, including the gigantic flying fox bat
from Malaysia, which has a wingspan of nearly six feet.

Spooktacular Pumpkin Party
October 8, 9, and 10, all day (Columbus Day Weekend)
Delight in the fantastical creations of master puppeteer Ralph Lee. Take part in spooky storytelling, puppet-making, and creepy hands-on fun for the entire family.

Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekends
Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23, all day
Watch master carver and two-time Food Network Challenge winner Ray Villafane
transform pumpkins into monsters!

Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30, all day
See Michael Natiello transform pumpkins into amazing sculptures, releasing the beast
from within!

Spooky Nighttime Adventure
Saturdays, Oct. 22 & 29, 6–7:30 p.m.
Grab a flashlight and explore the spooky sculptures of the Adventure Garden after dark.

Trick-or-treat along the paths and decorate a pumpkin to take home. Kids of all ages:
Non-Member $20/Member $15. Advance tickets recommended

Visit to purchase tickets.
Get Set for Grown-Up Halloween Fun at the Garden

This year The New York Botanical Garden is offering a Halloween activity especially for adults. On Friday, October 28, from 7 to 9 p.m., Bugs and Brews thrills the kid in you with spooky fun while treating your adult side to bubbling artisanal beers and insect delicacies—if you dare! There will be live music and guided spooky walks. Non-Member $30/Member $20 (Adults 21 and over); includes complimentary beer. Advance tickets recommended Visit to purchase tickets.
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