While it’s true that you won’t find a giant field of pumpkins ready to pluck from the vine, New York City still has plenty of places with pumpkins ready to take home (they just won’t be on vines). New York City seriously turns out come autumn, and the season brings in pumpkin at every turn.
There’s pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin decor, and bodega pumpkins just waiting to be carved. Plus, NYC has plenty of dog-friendly and pumpkin-related activities where you can do the picking, and your dog can come too.
Check out the these dog-friendly pumpkin patches in New York City.
Industry City Pumpkin Spice Courtyard
Oh my gourd, Industry City! This Brooklyn hot spot is a one-stop destination of experiences, eateries, events and everything in between. They go wild every season, and Halloween is no exception.
Their yearly Pumpkin Spice Courtyard converts one of their large courtyards into an enormous pumpkin patch. It’s a great photo opportunity!
Don’t miss their fall events either, like pumpkin decorating and giant pumpkin carving.
Location: 274 36th St, Brooklyn.
Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center
I know what you’re thinking. A hardware store? Yup! This Brooklyn staple has been around since 1962. Since then, they’ve been dedicated to customer service and a focus on community improvement, and they sell much more than just your basic hardware fare!
Every Halloween season their urban garden center sells pumpkins of all sizes. It’s the perfect place to pick your pumpkin, and pick up a few extras, like their popular pumpkin drink dispensers that turn pumpkins into kegs! Serve up pumpkin beer or pumpkin ice teas, right from the gourd.
Don’t forget to stick around for their annual Pumpkin Carving Contest.
Location: 558 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn.
There’s a pumpkin explosion every autumn when these bright round gourds are suddenly around every corner. And if there is one neighborhood that can always be counted on to put on a show, it’s the Upper West Side.
The beautiful brownstones, long stoops, and tree-lined streets come alive during fall. It’s like walking through a scene of You’ve Got Mail; just throw on a flannel shirt, grab a hot apple cider, and walk around the UWS. You’ve got yourself the perfect backdrop for a Halloween photoshoot!
Here’s a list of blocks that have stoops and always decorate for Halloween:
- West 75th between Columbus and Central Park West
- West 82nd between Columbus and Amsterdam
- West 88th between Columbus and Central Park West
- West 89th between Columbus and Central Park West
- West 94th between Columbus and Central Park West
If you’re really in the Halloween spirit, cross Central Park and head to these other spooky stoops on the East Side:
- East 61st street between 2nd and 3rd
- East 74th between 2nd and 3rd
- East 78th and 2nd avenue.
Union Square Greenmarket
The world-famous Union Square Greenmarket began with just a few farmers in 1976, and has since grown to include upwards of 140 regional farmers, fishers, and bakers.
Vendors pull out all of the stops for Halloween – there’s hot cider for sale, hot apple cider donuts, haystacks, and pumpkins galore. It’s a great place to grab a pumpkin, take a photo, and get some delicious fall goodies to enjoy now or later.
The Greenmarket is open year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Location: Union Square W &, E 17th St.
Pier 17 Pumpkin Arch
Take a stroll through the Seaport District this fall and visit their iconic Pumpkin Arch. The arch is comprised of 500 gorgeous gourds. It’s really the ultimate Halloween photo op – it perfectly frames the Brooklyn Bridge in the background, and lights up at night. The arch is on view on Pier 17 until Thanksgiving.
Bonus: they usually host a Yappy Hour Halloween bash every year, check our dog calendar to get event details.
Location: 89 South St, Manhattan.
Carnegie Diner & Cafe
An urban pumpkin patch? That’s right! Every year, the Carnegie Diner & Cafe transforms their front curb into a pick your own pumpkin patch, complete with hay bales, pumpkins of various sizes, and photo opportunities.
It’s a pick your own pumpkin experience, right in them middle of Manhattan.
The diner is located close to the south side of Central Park and across the street from Carnegie Hall. You can see the patch right in front of the 57th subway station.
Location: 57th Street and 7th Avenue.
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