UPCOMING EVENTS

Reserve the Gazebo!

 

Our Gazebo may be reserved for small gatherings.

Complete this form and reserve your two-hour slot today!

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Carving Contest 2020

 

Saturday, October 31
Competition was fierce, and the park’s pumpkin patch looked spooktacular! See event photos here.

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2020 Halloween Parade & Party

Unfortunately due to COVID we are unable to have our annual Halloween parade and party.  Boooo!!!!! Next year we hope to host again, bigger and better than ever.

This year We WILL be holding a modified Pumpkin Carving Contest on Saturday, October 31st. Please consider participating and come see the  park’s pumpkin patch that afternoon along Greenwich Street at Duane Street! Click here for details!


2019 Halloween Parade & Party

Join us for the best family Halloween parade and party in NYC!

In past years we’ve had appearances from
the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Band,
Halloween crafts with our neighbor The Craft Studio,
Parkour coaching from the Movement Creative,
juggling and hula-hooping from Playful Productions,
children’s stilt-walking and performances from Children’s Tumbling,
and carnival games from Aardvark Amusements.

Come enjoy the games, candy, prizes, giveaways and costume contest awards!

This free public event is open to all.
We hope to see you there!

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While it was VERY WET this year,  we still had some true Halloween Spirits out there this year!

Special thanks to our band –  Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Band (a fan favorite!) for bringing the heat!

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The 2019 Halloween Parade and Party included:
and so much more including:
  • Games
  • Candy
  • Prizes
  • Giveaways
  • Costume Contest Awards!This is a free public event but all donations big and small are welcome and appreciated! We hope to see you there!

2018 Halloween Parade & Party

Poster design by Jaime Viñas, 2018

Check out some of 2018’s winning costumes!

Amelie!

Bruno and Bernard Shopa

Carmen and Lydiana

Dante!

Diamond Green and Family

Michael, Amy and Eva Mahoney… and the tornado SPUN!!!

Rex Kullman!

The Kirby Family. So cute!

The Mitchell-Batty Family

London Jackson

Our annual Halloween Party and Costume Parade is the park’s longest running event, and it is one of the highlights of our year and for children in the neighborhood! Inside the park, Friends volunteers run a dozen free events, from penny-in-a-haystack to a bone dig in the sandbox, and a hay circle on the lawn.

PLEASE NOTE: Strollers are not be permitted in the park during the event. For your convenience, a free stroller-check will be available at Duane and Greenwich streets, run by our Friends board volunteers.

PARADE: Our parade line-up begins at 12:50pm near CitiGroup Plaza (Beach Street at N. Moore Street). The parade travels south along Greenwich Street to the park.

in partnership with JCP Downtown

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2017 Halloween Parade and Party

THANK YOU to our 2017 sponsors Bright Horizons and KinderCare Learning Centers!

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2016 Halloween Parade and Party

Tribeca T-Rex

Tribeca T-Rex

our scavenger hunt winners!

our first scavenger hunt winners!

our garden pumpkin patch, showcasing many of the carving contest participants!

our garden pumpkin patch, showcasing many  carving contest entries

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dalmation doing a little pumpkin carving

dalmation doing a little pumpkin carving

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werewolves have beautiful smiles!

an adorable bee with two proud beekeepers

an adorable bee with two proud beekeepers

cinderella, her fairy godmother, stepmother and evil stepsisters

cinderella, her fairy godmother, stepmother and evil stepsisters

the force was with us

the force was with us

our heroes!

our heroes!

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the haunted community garden... ready for visitors

the haunted community garden… ready for visitors

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the haunted community garden

the haunted community garden

volunteer Theo showing children the haunted community garden

volunteer Theo showing children the haunted community garden

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on patrol!

on patrol!

squirrels in the pumpkin patch

squirrels in the pumpkin patch

which way do I go?

which way do I go?

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2015 Halloween Parade and Party

Faces in the Crowd: Washington Market Park’s Halloween Extravaganza

By Carl Glassman
Tribeca Trib, October 26, 2015