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Governors Island will be open until 7 PM on Monday, October 14 with Manhattan and Brooklyn ferries will running on a weekend schedule.

Governors Island will be open until 7 PM on Monday, October 14 with Manhattan and Brooklyn ferries will running on a weekend schedule.

Oct 17, 2019 – Oct 27
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Colonels Row

The RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns invites you to Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns, a truly unique jack o’lantern jaunt 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 and then pass by the spooky Castle Williams, a former military fort and prison built in the early 1800’s. Once on trail, you’ll see LED-lit jack o’lanterns staged along a festive, paved, illuminated tree-lined pathway among the backdrop of centuries old buildings. It’s Halloween in the Harbor, like you’ve never seen it before!

THE REAL JACK O’LANTERN EXPERIENCE
Come experience over 1,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns all hand-carved by paid artists using REAL pumpkins! It’s the only event of its kind within New York City and accessible by the subway! Accept no imitations and get immersed in the real pumpkin experience!

INTRICATELY PAINTED & CARVED GIANTS **25% More!**
You know those intricately carved 100+ pound pumpkins the Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns is famous for? Expect 25% more on-trail this year! These ephemeral works of art are meticulously hand-painted and hand-carved by dozens of talented artists who put upwards of 20 hours of work into each pumpkin to make them perfect for your enjoyment!

LIGHT THE NIGHT **New!**
If you were at Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns in 2017, you may remember a few trees being lit up. This year, they’re lighting the path in a whole new way! Step away from New York’s big buildings and come walk through a forest of light unlike anything else you’ve ever seen before!

3D SCULPTED PUMPKINS **More Added!**
The Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns brings in some of the top pumpkin sculptors in the country to carve a dozen of the most jaw-dropping externally-carved pumpkin sculptures you’ll ever see! You’ll find them along the trail submerged in a super-secret-solution so they’ll be preserved for the entire month of October!

THE CLASSICS, ELEVATED **New!**
 You’ll feel truly immersed in a corridor of jack o’lanterns that seem to RISE up out of the ground! And, yes, they’ll be close enough to touch, and please do! Just don’t scratch or poke them - any abrasions cause them to rot quicker and we need them to stay alive!

MUSIC REIMAGINED **New!**
Visitors compliment the music heard at The RISE each year. This year, they’re taking the sounds of the RISE to a new level. Expect to hear more songs you’re familiar with but with a new Halloween twist to get you in the spirit of the season.

LIVE CARVING DEMONSTRATIONS
Want to see some pumpkin carvers in action? Check out live carving demonstrations. Top jack o’lantern artists will be carving live and answering your carving questions so you can take that knowledge home and make your doorstep jack o’lanterns the envy of the neighborhood!

FAMILY FRIENDLY, SAFE, FUN FOR VISITORS OF ALL AGES
The Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lantern’s trails are well lit and well staffed to ensure that the experience is always safe and enjoyable for visitors of all ages. Come enjoy a unique, family-friendly experience that will last a lifetime!

ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED!
See link below for ticketing information.

There will be late ferries after normal Island closing time for attendees. The RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns will contact ticketholders with details about these ferries, which are not accessible to non-ticket-holding Governors Island visitors.

Getting there
10 Minutes from Soissons Landing 10 Minutes from Yankee Pier
5 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier