Manhattan Pumpkin Festival- Help Break the Guinness World Record


Camp Sunshine and New York City Parks and Recreation are proud to announce the 2007 New York Pumpkin Festival in Central Park.

In 2006, Bostonians carved and lit 30,128 jack-o’-lanterns to shatter the Guinness World Record. This year, it seemed only natural to bring the festival to the Big Apple, and once again bring these two great cities to battle — for a great cause. All proceeds from the event will benefit Camp Sunshine, a national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Join us for a fun-filled day of live music, magic shows, face painting, children’s activities, great food, and of course — pumpkin carving!

Free for all ages. Kid’s Games. Free Pumpkin Carving. Entertainment!

Saturday, October 27th from 12 to 8 p.m. Central Park. Enter at 72nd Street.


We Need Volunteers!


Please come volunteer for some fun events!

Bakesale at the Main Site: October 24th at 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring baked goods or come and help us serve the children. (Don’t forget to send money in with your child for purchasing baked items.)

Pumpkin Painting: (for the Autistic Students in the Mini Building) October 31, 12:45 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. If you would like to come help with our Halloween Party please call Kirsten Rorke (718) 816-8897 ext. 210.

School Photo Day: for the Petrides students and Main site students. Monday, November 26th (the day we come back from Thanksgiving vacation). All photos will be taken at the 91 Henderson Site in the Auditorium starting at 8:45 a.m. If you have a special affinity for calming kids, fixing outfits, or assuring people about their beauty – help us out!