Smash Your Pumpkins This Weekend In Red Hook

Smash Your Pumpkins This Weekend In Red Hook
Photo by Krystyn Wukitsch Foran
Photo by Krystyn Wukitsch Foran

Now that Halloween has passed, it’s time to think about Thanksgiving turkeys and eventually prepping for Santa — but first, you’ve got to get rid of that jack o’ lantern that’s collapsing into itself on your stoop!

Thankfully, there’s an event that makes trashing your Halloween pumpkin super fun, and it’s a great one the whole family can get involved in.

The annual Pumpkin Smash from the NYC Compost Project, hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, is coming up at the Red Hook Community Farm (at Columbia and Bay Streets) this Saturday, November 7 from 10am-2pm.

Bring all your pumpkins and gourds — carved or not — and you and your family can smash ’em, and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for parks and green spaces around the city.

Though it’s hard to want more than some stress-relieving smashing, the event will also feature refreshments, raffles, and more.

The event will be held rain or shine; for more info, contact

If you can’t make it, don’t just toss that pumpkin in the trash — you can drop it off to be composted at a number of local sites.


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