This fun, free and festive pumpkin decorating contest has grown into a community favorite!
Eighty-nine entries graced the gardens and lawn this year, and competition was fierce. Prizes were awarded to one overall winner as well as to winners and runners-up in five categories: scariest, funniest, cutest, most realistic and most creative.
Here are your 2023 winners … click the links for photos!
Winner: “Out of this World” by Daphne & Thomas
Runner Up: “Swan Lake” by Sloane S.
Winner: “BooBoo Tea” by the Wertheimers
Runner Up: “Come on Barbie, Let’s Go Party” by Aaliyah
Winner: “Lice-o-Lantern” by the Ravalli family
Runner Up: “Medragon” by the Boon-Robinsons
And our OVERALL WINNER!
“Encounter” by Nana, Astor & Taron
We would also like to thank our incredible judges who had the difficult task of selecting the winners!
– Karie Parker Davidson, The Friends of Duane Park
– Nico Victorino, Principal of PS150
– Brandon Sines, NYC Artist (and creator of Frank Ape!)
– Rachel Cantor, Dance with Miss Rachel
– Christopher Marte, City Council Member District 1
– Ralph Musolino, Deputy Chief of Operations for NYC Parks