The GreenTeam is a dedicated group of
New Yorkers pitching in to reduce the ecological footprint of public events
in parks.

Volunteer at
Pumpkin Fest on October 29!

The GreenTeam seeks environmental enthusiasts
to help out as Recycling Volunteers at the Parks Dept.’s annual fall
harvest celebration—Pumpkin Festival—on Saturday, October 29th
in Central Park! Last year at Pumpkin Festival, the GreenTeam broke a Parks
record by collecting 60 bags of recyclables. Help us make history again
this year, sign up here to

Recycling Volunteers will:

  • Work in pairs and small teams to collect
    recyclables throughout the event.
  • Teach event visitors about recycling and
    other environmental programs in New York City.
  • Compete to win prizes for the most
    recyclables collected at the event.
  • Click here to volunteer!

What? Pumpkin Festival

When? Saturday, October 29th, 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Where? Central Park, the Bandshell area (enter at 72nd



Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, October 29, 2011

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Central Park Bandshell
Enter at 72nd Street


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Girl in witch costume with pumpkins in background

Join NYC Parks for Pumpkin Festival, New York City’s annual celebration of the fall harvest season in leafy Central Park!

Taking place on Saturday, October 29, Pumpkin Festival takes the very best traditions of the autumn season and offers them all for FREE! Activities will include:

    • Fright Night at the Movies Haunted House–our spooktacular haunted house is back again this year and scarier than ever!
      • Catch a sneak peek of the Haunted House
        on Friday, October 28th from 5-7pm!
    • Pumpkin Patch – kids take home a free pumpkin!
    • Arts & Crafts – including pumpkin decorating!
    • Marionette Performances by Puppets in the Park
    • Walkabout Characters
    • Pumpkin Decorating
    • NY Rangers Road Tour & Slapshot Booth
  • Obstacle Course
  • Live Entertainment

All events are free! Event is rain or shine!

Please note that the lines for the Haunted House and Pumpkin Patch may close early. While supplies last!

We have been on a hiatus since Adventure NYC, our last big Parks events. Well, it’s school time, fall, and Halloween’s coming: a perfect time to return! We want to let you know that a date has been released for Pumpkin Fest, one of the major yearly events that the Parks GreenTeam participates in. More details will be added, but we have updated our Idealist page and created a new event posting for this- check it out! As always, we are looking for volunteers who are energetic, adventurous, love working on a team, competitive, and love to help the environment.

Pumpkin Fest 2011

Go to our Parks website to sign-up for this volunteer opportunity, as well as being on our e-mail list for future events:

Sign Up Here!

Check out the media page for more details…!

City of New York Parks & Recreation

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Volunteer with the NYC Parks Special Events GreenTeam on June 25th at Adventures NYC!

Visit to volunteer.

The GreenTeam will make its next appearance on June 25, 2011 at Adventures NYC, an outdoor sports festival in Central Park. From 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. near the Bandshell at 72nd Street, members of the NYC Parks GreenTeam will help clean and green the event by collecting as much recycling as possible! This will be a great chance to pitch in while meeting other eco-minded New Yorkers who share your passion for recycling and conservation.
It is not too late to volunteer with the GreenTeam at Adventures NYC!

Visit theGreenTeam webpageto sign up for a shift.

See you in the park!
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