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Pickin’ pumpkins at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 2023 Harvest Festival

October 23, 2023 Mary Frost
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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.”

Volunteers handed out give-aways and maps of the Harvest Festival. Photo: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle
Oskar Kaser Gisriel has a go at picking up this giant pumpkin at Saturday’s Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Oskar and his family live in Crown Heights. Photo: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle
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.” Photo: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle
That day when you see your first giant. Photo: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle
Kids made decorations out of pipe cleaners, beads and stamps. Photo: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle
Pumpkin spice and everything nice! This little girl gambols among the baby pumpkins, looking for the perfect one to paint. Photo: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle
These girls seem fascinated with the two-handed pumpkin-decorating skills of Michelangelo, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Photo: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle
Mom and son at the Harvest Festival craft table wore matching skeleton jackets. Photo: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle


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