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Pumpkin Smash 2019

  • Corlears Hook Park 397 FDR Drive New York (map)

Bring Pumpkins, Jack-o-Lanterns, and Gourds for a Smashing Good Time! You smash them−and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost

You smash them−and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for City parks and green spaces. Don’t have a pumpkin? That’s OK, join us for refreshments, family-friendly activities, games, giveaways and more! The Compost Project will also be offering a “scoop your own” compost pile so be sure to bring a bag to take some compost home for your garden and plants.

Can’t make it? You can bring your jack-o-lanterns to a food scrap drop-off site near you! For a map of food scrap drop-off sites, visit

This event is organized by NYC Compost Project Hosted by LES Ecology Center in partnership with Friends of Corlears Hook Park.

Other participating groups and activities include (subject to change):
The NYPD 7th Precinct Community Affairs office will have a patrol car in the park for the kids to explore.

 Local Girl Scout troops will present various arts and crafts activities.

 A fall-themed photo booth to take lots of fun family photos

 Pillowtalk Fine Art will teach attendees how to make Fuxicos that will be used in a future park installation.

 An FDNY representative will provide fire safety tips and information

NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower will be on site to answer your questions about their Lower East Side service and provide giveaways.

NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers will be on hand with an ecology education station

Potato sack races, ring toss, prize wheel and lots of giveaways


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