After checking out the NYBG's Kiku exhibit earlier, I decided to make my way to the annual Haunted Pumpkin Garden in the children's garden. The NYBG does go all out when it comes to putting events for kids, and I am glad to see that they did so again for this year's program. Although I missed it, earlier in the day the Garden had master carver Ray Villafane of Food Network fame transform pumpkins into unearthly creatures.
It was good to see dozens of little kids in costume having fun running around mazes, playing at the puppet show, and taking part in the parade. If you have small children and are looking for an outdoor event to do this Halloween, I would definitely recommend checking out the Garden.Best of all, there is no mess to clean up and you get to have some fresh air! I particularly like the effort that was given to carve out designs on a dozens of pumpkins and situated on posts along the entire length of the children's garden.