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Oct. 28/Oct. 29: Pick your own pumpkin on Governors Island from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Just in time for Halloween,  Picnic Point on Governors Island has become Pumpkin Point where you’ll be able to pick (or just snap pics) from thousands of pumpkins, sip cider and snack on ghoulish treats from Little Eva’s. There will even be a spooky hayride to take pumpkin pickers back to the ferry. For more information, click here.


Oct. 28: Trick or Treating on Governors Island: Don your spookiest costumes and bring the whole family to Governors Island for trick or treating! Exhibitors will be handing out candy from the historic homes of Nolan Park for all visitors in celebration of Halloween. Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Oct. 29: Emily H. Garber will give a talk at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City entitled "Beyond the Manifest: Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard to Confirm One's Ancestral Origins." She will discuss how to identify your family's shtetl of origin to unlock Eastern European family history and ways to use JewishGen and other online tools. Place: 36 Battery Place. Time: 2 p.m. Free with museum admission.


Oct. 30:  Community Board 1 will be hosting a resiliency meeting with the Mayor's Office of Recovery & Resiliency. There will be a panel of representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, NYC Emergency Management, New York City Transit and Con Edison. Anthony Notaro, CB1 Chairperson, will moderate the panel to discuss the resiliency upgrades that have been implemented since Superstorm Sandy hit five years ago. Local residents and community stakeholders are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion. Place: Southbridge Towers Community Room, 90 Beekman St. Time: 6 p.m. For more information contact CB1 at (212) 669-7970 or man01@cb.nyc.gov

A new, temporary art installation called "Sunrise, Sunset (Revolution)" at Pier A Plaza (where Battery Park City meets Battery Park) just opened to the public. The piece is an interactive sculpture made of 27 aluminum panels embedded with 3,000 crystal prisms. The artists, Dharmesh Patel and Autumn Ewalt, made it specifically for the Pier A Plaza site. The installation will be on view through the summer of 2018. For more information about the artists, click here.


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AlliedBarton, a private security firm, patrols Battery Park City. To reach AlliedBarton,  call (212) 945-SAFE (7233). The Battery Park City Command Center is located at the Verdesian at 211 North End Ave. In case of emergencies, call 911.




















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Pumpkin Point on Governors Island. On the weekends of Oct. 21/22 and Oct. 28/29, there will be thousands of pumpkins for sale, with food and beverages also for sale, folk music and Halloween-themed arts and crafts projects. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)