UPCOMING EVENTS

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting
Tuesday,  December 4th
5:30-6:30pm

Join our friends at JCP to celebrate their Downtown Lights event!

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TriBeCa Chanukah Village
Sunday,  December 2nd
3-5pm

Join our friends at Chabad of TriBeCa to celebrate their Chanukah Village Event!

RSVP at chabadoftribeca.com/

chanukahvillage

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Christmas Celebration
Saturday,  December 8th
2-3pm

Come visit with Santa… Enjoy some cookies, cider, and pedicab rides with the big Guy!

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4th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest*
*POSTPONED due to weather until Sunday, October 28th, 4-5pm**
Bring your pumpkin between 4-4:30pm.
Judging will begin at 4:30pm, and winners will be announced at 5pm!

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Halloween Parade and Party
Sunday,  October 28th 1-3pm

Washington Market Park’s SPOOKIEST event!

Check out some great pictures from this year!

in partnership with JCP Downtown

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4th Annual
2018 Pumpkin Carving Contest*

Due to weather, this event will now take place
Sunday, October 28th from 
4-5pm!

Bring your pumpkin between 4-4:30pm.
Judging will begin at 4:30pm, and winners will be announced at 5pm!

Kids and adults, bring your CARVED pumpkins to the park to be judged in one of five categories: cutest, scariest, funniest, most creative and most realistic. Judging begins at 5:30; winners announced at 6. Battery-operated candles will be provided. Hope to see you and your jack-o-lanterns there!

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Our 2017 Pumpkin Carving Contest

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to ALL participants for bringing your amazing creations to Washington Market Park!

Thanks also to our esteemed panel of judges: Lisa Ripperger (PS234), David Steingard (LaughingMan Coffee), Liz Reitman (reitdesign), and Jaime Viñas (viñas design projects). Competition was tight among our 66 entries, as you can see by the photos below!

OVERALL WINNER:
“Jailbreak” by Oliver

MOST CREATIVE CATEGORY
Winner: “Hell Hound” by the Cousin family
Runner-up: “Disco” by Adam

FUNNIEST CATEGORY
Winner: “Carvin Miranda” by Tina
Runner-up: “Stuffed”

SCARIEST CATEGORY
Winner: “Mummy Dearest” by the Simpson family
Runner-up: “Nasty Woman”

CUTEST CATEGORY
Winner: “TinkerBell” by Isabelle
Runner-up: “Cinderella Carriage” by Claire

MOST REALISTIC CATEGORY
Winner: “Burger Buddy” by Mila
Runner-up: “Frosty” by Mason, Ryan, Josey and Jeff


Congratulations to Oliver for carving the overall winner “Jailbreak”!

“Burger Buddy” our Most Realistic winner

“Carvin Miranda”, the winner for Funniest pumpkin

presenting “Hell Hound”, the Most Creative winner!

 


“Frosty” took runner-up in the Most Realistic category


“Mummy Dearest” won our Scariest category


“Nasty Woman” won runner-up for Scariest pumpkin


our 2017 Judges!

our judges conferring

 

 

[Photos by Gabe Harvis]

 

 

CARVE IT, NAME IT, BRING IT!

Sponsored by The Friends of Washington Market Park, this is a free community event with trophies awarded in five categories: scariest, funniest, cutest, most realistic and most creative! Bring your own pumpkin to enter, or just stop by with your family to enjoy the festive display.

  • Bring your carved pumpkin to Washington Market Park between 4:45pm and 5:30pm.
  • No carving will be permitted at the event.
  • Battery-operated candles will be provided for illumination.
  • Judging will begin at 5:30pm, and the winners will be announced by 6pm.

Pumpkin entries may be taken home after the contest OR may be kept in the park overnight for display during the park’s annual Halloween party the following day, Sunday, October 29th, from 1-3pm. Should you choose to display your pumpkin, please claim it immediately after the party.

2017 pumpkin carving WMP

 

 

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Our 2016 Pumpkin Carving Contest

 

Thanks also to our judges: Senator Daniel Squadron, Ralph Musolino (Parks District Manager), Anna Grossman (HRP Mamas), and returning judge Carl Glassman (Tribeca Trib).

2016 Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners

MOST CREATIVE CATEGORY
Winner: “Ganesh” by Palm
Runner-up: “Pirate Ship” by Stella C.

FUNNIEST CATEGORY
Winner: “Mad Cow” by the Simpson Family
Runner-up: “Jack Fang” by the Cousin family

SCARIEST CATEGORY
Winner: “Orange Buffalo” by Leila
Runner-up: “Wolf” by Isabelle M.

 

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Most Creative category winner “Ganesh”

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“Mad Cow”

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our wonderful 2016 judges!

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“Boo”

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“Butterfly”

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“Ganesh” and Palm

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“Trumpkin”

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“Fluffy”

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“VW Bus”

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Funniest Pumpkin category runner-up “Jack Fang”

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“Owen”

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Most Creative Pumpkin category runner-up “Pirate Ship”, created by Stella C.

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“Velociraptor”, “Cat” and Scariest Pumpkin category runner-up “Wolf”

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“gazeBOO!”

 

 


 

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Our 2015 Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 24, 2015… our first-ever pumpkin carving contest!

Thank you, participants, and thank you to our judges Nam Yoon (NYC Parks Department), Erik Torkells (Tribeca Citizen), and Carl Glassman (Tribeca Trib) for the their careful

consideration of the field — not a simple task!



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