Central Park Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail
Sunday, October 30, 2016 | 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
It’s time for the annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail in Central Park. Drop off your finest jack-o’-lantern (5 to 10 lbs) at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, and at dusk, watch it set sail in Harlem Meer. Wear your costume and bring a carved jack-o’-lantern before 5:30 pm for spooky music, crafts, live entertainment, a parade, and New York City’s largest pumpkin sail parade. Before the main event at dusk, kids are invited to show off their most creative costumes in a parade, dance to the Monster Mash and other Halloween songs by live musicians or work on creepy crafts. The event is free, with no registration required, but keep in mind, it is weather permitting.
Bring the whole family and come celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, a costume parade, and the Central Park Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight! This year’s event will also include live bat encounter presentations by the Organization for Bat Conservation.
This event is free and open to all ages. Tickets are not required.