Pumpkin Smash

Bring pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and gourds to the Pumpkin Smash for a smashing good time! After you smash them, the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for New York City parks and green spaces.

WHEN: November 5 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WHERE: Compost Demonstration Site at Snug Harbor
ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested here

The fun doesn’t stop there: we will also have a cooking demo with Sara Kabalkin, highlighting delicious fall flavors, crafts and activities for the kids, and DJ Tyson spinning the tunes for getting your groove on. While at the event, visit with the NYC Urban Park Rangers and NYPL South Beach Library. They’ll have some critters and goodies for you to enjoy.

Can’t make it? You can bring your jack-o-lanterns and food scraps to Snug Harbor food scrap drop-off site every day, dawn to dusk.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC’s soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded and managed through the DSNY Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) in partnership with host institutions.