Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns
New York City’s newest and most anticipated event, Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns, is ready to light up New York Harbor this October! Come see more than 1,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns carved by artists from around the tri-state area and staged along a festive, paved, tree-lined pathway among the backdrop of centuries old buildings in the heart of the Big Pumpkin, er, Big Apple, that is! Your adventure begins in Manhattan at the Battery Maritime Building where you’ll board our ferry for a few minutes ride through New York Harbor to this truly unique jack o’lantern jaunt here on Governors Island.
Upon arrival on the island, it’s a short walk to the jack o’lantern trail. Along the way, you’ll take in breathtaking nighttime views of the Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty, and you’ll pass the spooky Castle Willams, a former military fort and prison built in the early 1800’s. Once on the trail, you’ll see our illuminated jack o’lanterns staged along a festive, paved, tree-lined pathway among the backdrop of centuries old buildings. It’s Halloween in the Harbor like you’ve never seen it before!
Intricately Painted & Carved 100+ Pounders
See DOZENS of intricately carved 100+ pound pumpkins on display! These ephemeral works of art are meticulously hand-painted and hand-carved by dozens of artists who put upwards of 20 hours of work into each pumpkin to make them perfect for your enjoyment!
3D Sculpted Pumpkins
We’re bringing in one of the top pumpkin sculptors in the country to carve a dozen of the most jaw-dropping expertly carved pumpkin sculptures you’ll ever see! You’ll find them along the trail externally lit and ready for a photo op!
Live Carving Demonstrations
Want to see some of our carvers in action? Check out our live carving demonstrations when you arrive or before you leave. We’ll have a few of our top jack o’lantern artists carving live and answering your carving questions so you can take that knowledge home and make your doorstep jacks the envy of the whole neighborhood.
1,000 Fresh Real Carved Pumpkins
We have teams in place to carve over 1,000 pumpkins for this special event! That’s over 20,000 pounds of pumpkins carved for your jack o’lantern enjoyment!
Advanced Tickets Required!
Tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis. Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door.