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Pumpkin Smash

HRPK's Community Compost Program

Hudson River Park’s family-favorite, Pumpkin Smash, is here for a smashing good time!

Are you ready for some post-Halloween pumpkin fun? Bring your jack-o-lantern or uncarved pumpkin to HRPK’s Pier 84 to squash, smash and smush them into compost to help keep our Park beautiful, green and growing. Registration is now available — one ticket is valid for up to five people. Groups are asked to bring their own pumpkins, as well as safety goggles.

This November, don’t miss a chance to participate in a HRPK fall favorite, Pumpkin Smash! A sustainable way to celebrate the season, Pumpkin Smash provides a way for pumpkins to be broken down and repurposed into compost by Hudson River Park’s team. You’ll get fifteen minutes of smashing fun and your choice of a bat, hammer or shovel to break up your gourd into the smallest pieces you can! Stick around after to learn from the HRPK team how composting works at the Park and enjoy the beautiful pier.

Hudson River Park’s annual Pumpkin Smash is designed to help divert seasonal organic waste from landfills as well as educate and engage our Park community. Composting at Pumpkin Smash and year-round benefits both Hudson River Park and our community. Nutrient-rich soil promotes healthier plant beds and insulates plants during the winter by helping them retain water. Collecting horticultural and food scraps also reduces our waste stream and supports the Park’s overall sustainability.

Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, this event requires pre-registration, with timed entry. One (FREE) ticket is for one household, of up to five people. Groups are asked to bring their own pumpkins, as well as safety goggles or face shields, if you have them at home! Each group will have 15 minutes of smashing good fun!

Please note due to limited capacity for this event, if you are more than five minutes late, you may lose your time slot. Pumpkin Smash will run from 11:00 AM–2:00 PM.

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Sunday, Nov 07
11:00 AM
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