NYBG Celebrates Giant Pumpkin Weekend

(l-r) Hunts Point residents Altagracia Martinez, Miguel Sanchez and Sandra Sanchez embodied the Halloween spirit.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

The New York Botanical Garden showcased its very own ‘Great Pumpkins’ at annual fall celebration.

(l-r) Norwood residents Reylen and Reyna Mendez and Ruby and Roman Subervi took a seat on Dave and Carol Stelts’ massive pumpkin.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

In collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth, NYBG hosted its Giant Pumpkin Weekend on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 featuring a North American record breaking 2,363 pound pumpkin, the world’s largest squash and the United States’ longest gourd.

A Medusa-inspired scarecrow provided thrills and chills to many guests.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

Visitors learned more about the growing process during seed harvesting demos and question and answer sessions with the growers.

Torre George (l) and Tanner Russell enjoyed exploring the Garden’s giant pumpkin patch.
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The larger-than-life pumpkins, squash and long gourd will be on display through Tuesday, October 31.

Belmont residents Aya (l) and Duha Oma joined other children at the world’s second largest pumpkin grown by England’s Ian and Stuart Paton.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

A trio of pumpkin-headed scarecrows welcomed everyone to the seasonal celebration.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

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