Autumn is known as a time of transition from summer into winter, where the leaves begin to show their beautiful colors and the sun begins to fall lower in the sky. But even though the days may be getting shorter, there is still plenty going on this fall in Staten Island to keep your weekends busy. Below is a list of events taking place this fall in Staten Island that will surely put you in a celebratory mood this harvest season.
Events at the Staten Island Greenbelt
Visit the Staten Island Greenbelt website for more information on these events.
Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival in Willowbrook Park: Join the Staten Island Greenbelt at Willowbrook Park from 12 pm – 4 pm on Saturday, October 12, 2013 for an afternoon of fun, games, face-painting, puppet shows and more. Admission to the event is free, although you do need to purchase pumpkins and carousel rides for a small fee.
Greenbelt Scream Fest and Kiddy Palooza: Bring your own pumpkin to decorate at this event, which will take place on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm. The Staten Island Greenbelt Recreation Center will be hosting an afternoon full of exciting fall events, including a haunted corn maze, crafts, games, face painting, cookie decorating, cake walk, and pie eating contest. You can also visit the New York City Parks Department website for more information on this event.
Awesome Autumn Celebration: Enjoy a fall foliage scavenger hunt, decorate your own trick-or-treat bag, and create a tasty edible craft, all while wearing your costume. The Greenbelt Nature Center is the place to be on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11:00 am for this family-friendly pre-Halloween celebration.
Pumpkin Carving Workshop: Learn the tricks behind the art of carving and decorating pumpkins. Contact the Greenbelt Nature Center for more information on this event, taking place on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm. You can also visit the New York City Parks Department website for more information on this event.
Celebrate at Historic Richmond Town
Visit the Historic Richmond Town website for more details and registration information on these events.
Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm: Weekends in October and on Columbus Day, 11 am – 4 pm. You don’t have to travel off of Staten Island to enjoy a hay ride, farm animals, arts and crafts, and a corn stalk maze. Visit the historic Decker Farm for pumpkin picking and many more fall festivities.
Historic Richmond Town Old Home Day: Where on Staten Island can you watch the blacksmith and tinsmiths at work, meet the chair-caner, observe the “colonial” cooks making bread and soup, and view expert quilters, beekeepers, and spinners complete their crafts? On October 20, 2013 from 11 am – 5 pm, stroll through America’s past and present at Historic Richmond town for their Old Home Day Celebration. Admission to this event includes a ticket to Decker Farm Pumpkin Picking.
Halloween in Richmond Town: Enjoy trick-or-treating in an old historic village! On Friday, October 25, 2013, beginning at 3:30 pm, join the members of the Staten Island Historical Society for an afternoon of games, apple-bobbing, costume contests and tasty treats!
Get Creative at Staten Island Parks
For more information on these events, visit the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation website.
Halloween Extravaganza: Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 11 am – 4 pm, located outside of Conference House Park. The Conference House Association is sponsoring this Halloween celebration, where there will be a costume parade, magician, haunted kitchen, hay rides and more.
Pooch Parade and Howl-ween: Calling all pet-lovers! On Saturday, October 19, 2013, bring your pooch to Wolfe’s Pond Park from 11 am – 2 pm for the Pooch Parade and Howl-ween stroll, where there will also be a costume party and prizes.
Spooktacular at the Staten Island Zoo
A favorite North Shore event is the Staten Island Zoo’s Spooktacular, taking place this year on October 19th and 20th. Participants can enjoy family friendly themes including carnival games, crafts, and a costume contest, as well as new features such as a “Superhero Show”, “Ghost Town Showdown” and an expanded “Enchanted Forest.” For more information, visit the Staten Island Zoo website.
Whether it be a hayride, pumpkin carving, taking a walk in the crisp evening air or sipping warm apple cider; there is so much to love about the fall in Staten Island – New York City’s greenest borough. Mother Nature puts on her best show, and the communities Staten Island never fail in offering residents harvest events for all to enjoy.
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