Pickin’ pumpkins at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 2023 Harvest Festival
October 23, 2023 Mary Frost
A giant on stilts sat atop bales of hay stacked high, proving the perfect Harvest Festival photo op. Photo: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK — The rain dried up on Saturday just in time for families to trek to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the annual Harvest Festival, a free event put on by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and sponsored this year by Sugar In the Raw.
Children were thrilled to “pick” their own little pumpkins and decorate them at the crafts table. They also enjoyed activities including lawn games with Dodge YMCA, face painting, Brooklyn Public Library’s Story Time, bands, a dance par-ty and more.
There was a real marine creature touch tank — and a few brave individuals had the courage to close their eyes and plunge their hands into the spooky Boo Box, where their fingers touched creepy substances like “rat guts,” “goblin tongues” or “snake intestines.”