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Pumpkin Smash

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A child smashes an old jack-o-lantern with a bat.
Photograph: By Max Guliani for Hudson River Park

Time Out says

Bid adieu to Halloween with a smashing good time at Hudson River Park's Pumpkin Smash. Bring your own jack-o-lantern or pumpkin, along with some safety goggles, and smush your pumpkin into compostable bits. 

You’ll get to choose a bat, hammer or shovel to break up your gourd within a 15-minute period. Then, stick around to learn how composting works. Park staff will convert the gooey bits into nutrient-rich compost to nourish the park's plants. Last year, more than 1,000 pounds of pumpkin scraps were collected and used for compost (and kept out of the landfill!). 

It's all happening at Pier 84 on Saturday, November 5.  

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan


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