New York City's most anticipated fall event, Night of 1,000 Jack O'Lanterns, is ready to light up New York Harbor once again this October! Come see more than 1,000 illuminated jack o'lanterns carved by artists from around the tri-state area and staged along an illuminated tree-lined pathway among the backdrop of centuries old buildings in the heart of the Big Pumpkin, er, Big Apple, that is!
Night of 1,000 Jack O'Lanterns is the only event of its kind within the City of New York! Grab some tickets, hop on the subway, and come check out NYC's only jack o'lantern event, Night of 1,000 Jack O'Lanterns!
Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line. It's important to purchase tickets early because our events sell out, often weeks ahead of time.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT NYC'S
NIGHT of 1,000 JACK O'LANTERNS IN 2019
Your adventure begins in Lower Manhattan at the Battery Maritime Building where you'll board our ferry for a few minutes ride through New York Harbor to this truly unique jack o'lantern jaunt on Governors Island.
Upon arrival on the island, it's a short walk to the jack o'lantern trail. Along the way, you'll take in breathtaking nighttime views of the Manhattan skyline and then pass by the spooky Castle Williams, a former military fort and prison built in the early 1800's. Once on trail, you'll see our LED lit jack o'lanterns staged along a festive, paved, illuminated tree-lined pathway among the backdrop of centuries old buildings. It's Halloween in the Harbor, like you've never seen it before!
THE REAL JACK O'LANTERN EXPERIENCE
Come experience over 1,000 illuminated jack o'lanterns all hand-carved by paid artists using REAL pumpkins! It's the only event of its kind within New York City and accessible by the subway! Accept no imitations and get immersed in the real pumpkin experience!
INTRICATELY PAINTED & CARVED GIANTS **25% More!**
You know those intricately carved 100+ pound pumpkins we're famous for? Expect 25% more on-trail this year! These ephemeral works of art are meticulously hand-painted and hand-carved by dozens of talented artists who put upwards of 20 hours of work into each pumpkin to make them perfect for your enjoyment!
LIGHT THE NIGHT **New!**
If you were at Night of 1,000 Jack O'Lanterns in 2017, you may remember that we lit up a few trees. This year, we're lighting the path in a whole new way! Step away from New York's big buildings and come walk through a forest of light unlike anything else you've ever seen before!
3D SCULPTED PUMPKINS **More Added!**
We’re bringing in some of the top pumpkin sculptors in the country to carve a dozen of the most jaw-dropping externally-carved pumpkin sculptures you’ll ever see! You’ll find them along the trail submerged in a super-secret-solution so they’ll be preserved for the entire month of October!
THE CLASSICS, ELEVATED **New!**
As part of our efforts to make The RISE more of an immersive experience, this year we're overhauling the way we display our classic jack o'lanterns! Previously, we've had thousands of jack o'lanterns on the ground, some as as much as 40-feet back from the walking path, causing most to be displayed too low and too far back to really appreciate. This year, we're changing all that. We're bringing most of our jacks within 6 feet of the trail and we're elevating them to various heights so they'll be at eye level or higher for our visitors. You'll feel truly immersed in a corridor of jack o'lanterns that seem to RISE up out of the ground! And, yes, they'll be close enough to touch, and please do! Just don't scratch or poke them - any abrasions cause them to rot quicker and we need them to stay alive for at least 5 days!
MUSIC REIMAGINED **New!**
We get quite a lot of compliments on the music you hear at The RISE each year. This year we're taking the sounds of the RISE to a new level. Expect to hear more songs you're familiar with but with a new Halloween twist to get you in the spirit of the season.
LIVE CARVING DEMONSTRATIONS
Want to see some of our carvers in action? Check out our live carving demonstrations. We’ll have a few of our top jack o’lantern artists carving live and answering your carving questions so you can take that knowledge home and make your doorstep jack o’lanterns the envy of the neighborhood!
FAMILY FRIENDLY, SAFE, FUN FOR VISITORS OF ALL AGES
Our jack o'lantern trails are well lit and well staffed to ensure that the experience is always safe and enjoyable for visitors of all ages. Come visit us and enjoy a unique, family-friendly experience that will last a lifetime!
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NIGHT of 1,000 JACK O'LANTERNS IS FAMILY-FRIENDLY, SAFE, AND FUN FOR VISITORS OF ALL AGES!
The jack o'lantern trail is well-lit and well-staffed to ensure that the experience is always safe and enjoyable for visitors of all ages. Come visit us and enjoy a unique, family-friendly experience that lasts a lifetime! Advanced Tickets Required.
Tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis. There are limited number of tickets available per time-slot. Most dates/times sell out, so order early for the best chance of getting your preferred ticket time. Discount tickets are limited and vary from 5% off to 50% off (or more) under this promotion. Please check our website for discount ticket availability. Content of carvings may vary by event location and date.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT ONE OF OUR EVENTS THIS YEAR!
Come See Us at Any of These Six Locations in 2019!
And Tell Your Friends to Check Us Out, too!
Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island
Presented by RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns
Secaucus, New Jersey
New York City
Westchester, New York
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Night of 1,000 Jack O'Lanterns
Los Angeles (Location TBD)