Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pumpkin art gets some serious press

The beloved Jane Greengold Halloween art exhibit that is on display in Cobble Hill has not only caught the eye of local trick-or-treaters but also from the Wall Street Journal. Columnist Jackie Bischof quoted locals about the installation. Excerpts are copied below, as is the link to the full article.

"She takes what seems like a simple thing anyone can do and she elevates it to a higher level," said Dave Paco Abraham, vice president of the Cobble Hill Association....

Michelle Mannix, co-owner of nearby restaurant Ted & Honey, said Ms. Greengold's work is a must-see for a neighborhood that treats Halloween "like New Orleans treats Mardi Gras....Cobble Hill takes Halloween very seriously," said Ms. Mannix.

The always intriguing blog Lost City also wrote up a story, and contributed a pumpkin, for the display. Check out that article in full right here.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween-themed Save LICH rally

The Cobble Hill Halloween Parade is October 31st, but there's a chance to give your Halloween outfit a pre-holiday test drive with word from Brad Kerr, one of many locals fighting hard to keep our hospital open.

Halloween is scary. But it’s even scarier to lose your neighborhood hospital. This Saturday, join our Halloween-themed rally to protest Governor Cuomo’s truly frightening plan to close LICH.  Meet at the LICH playground at 10:30 a.m. — and dress up as a ghost or another scary thing that might happen if Cuomo succeeds and we lose LICH. 

WHEN: Saturday, October 19th
TIME: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: LICH Playground
ADDRESS: Henry Street between Amity and Pacific

A lot of people aren’t sure what’s happening now with LICH. The good news is LICH is open for care, despite Governor Cuomo’s best efforts to close the hospital and sell the land for condos. Two court cases plus a lot of community and political pressure are keeping the hospital open.

But right now there is no operator to run the hospital in the future, because Cuomo wants to close it, and we need to keep up the pressure until a new operator is found. That’s why you should come to the Halloween-themed rally this Saturday, and forward this email to all of your neighborhood friends — we are winning and with your support we won’t lose our hospital.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Impalements—the Final Year!

The Cobble Hill Parade through the park is not the only Halloween tradition in our neighborhood. For years Jane Greengold has also made a site-specific, holiday themed public art display called Impalements. 

She writes
For years, with the help of friends and family, I have impaled 100 pumpkins on the spikes of the iron fence on the corner of Kane and Strong in Cobble Hill for Halloween. Every pumpkin is unique. The impaled pumpkins are left for months, to age as nature commands, into gnarly remnants of themselves.

This will be my last version of Impalements at this location. Next year, it may appear at a new location. Please join in for this final year, and help impale the most heads ever. Everyone can bring a head. There are 274 spikes so there is room for a lot of participation.
To join in choose the right size and kind of pumpkin – 4 ¾” - 5” inches in diameter, taller than it is round, and soft enough to carve; LEAVE THE TOP ON; cut a 3/4” square hole in the middle of the bottom (for the spike); carve a face; remove the innards of the pumpkin through the facial features; and bring the carved pumpkin to the corner of Kane and Strong between 3 pm and 7 pm on October 31, 2013. We will impale it!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Get Ready! Cobble Hill Halloween Parade 2013 is coming.

Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins!
the Cobble Hill Halloween Parade will be Thursday October 31st
TIME: 4:00PM
DATE: Thursday, October 31st
PLACE: Cobble Hill Park
MUSIC: Jah Pan Steel Drum Band

Bring noisemakers to help the Jah Pan Steel Drum band ring in Cobble Hill Halloween, and check out this video montage of photos from years past.
We need a crew of volunteers to help set up at 11AM and then another group of volunteers to help clean up at 8:00PM on the day of the parade. If you would like to volunteer to help, please email us at

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Hat tip to Brownstoner for its brief article on Cobble Hill artist Jane Greengold's annual Halloween art exhibit, Impaled.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

And the beat goes on!

Hurricane Sandy can't stop us! Hope everyone is enjoying the parade this afternoon, and thanks to @Andamom for live tweeting us images of the event!
(c) @Andamom

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Community Halloween party - Saturday

While the Cobble Hill Halloween Parade takes place Wednesday afternoon at 4pm (@ Cobble Hill Park), you can begin celebrating early. Our friends at the Lower East Side Ecology Center not only run local electronic recycling events (like this weekend's with XXX people dropping off more than XX tons of gadgets), they're also hosting a community Halloween Party this weekend.
When: Saturday, October 27th from 11am to 2pm
Where: 469 President Street, btwn 3rd & Nevins, in Gowanus

  • Decorate pumpkins and work on your electronic-themed Halloween costume
  • Get your problematic Mac gadgets evaluated by the technician from Tekserve
  • Tour the warehouse and learn about e-waste recycling and reuse
  • Browse our selection of refurbished electronics (and preview items for sale on the online store here)
  • Enter our raffle for giftcards and meals from local restaurants 606 R&D, The Grocery, the Sustainable NYC store, and pickle making with Brooklyn Brine
The event is free of charge and sure to be the perfect mix of spooky and techie! For more info contact Christina Copeland, the Lower East Side Ecology Center's E-waste Warehouse Manager.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Get Carving!

Grab a pumpkin & get carving because this year local artist Jane Greengold invites the community to take part in her annual Halloween art installation called 'Impalements.' Each year, she typically carves and impales 80 to 100 pumpkins on her fence at Kane and Strong Place. However, it turns out there are 274 spikes, so this year she's decided she can use some extra hands to participate in creating a few more unique pieces to delight holiday treat-or-treaters.

Instructions are simple...
BUY (Or grow) the right size pumpkin -  4 3/4" - 5" inches in diameter, taller than it is round & soft enough to carve,
LEAVE the top on
CUT a 3/4" square hole in the middle of the bottom (for the spike)
CARVE a face
REMOVE the innards of the pumpkin through the facial features
BRING the carved pumpkin to the corner of Kane & Strong between 3 & 7 pm on Halloween, October 31st, 2012.

Sounds like the perfect thing to do right after joining in the Cobble Hill Halloween parade which will take place at 4pm, at Cobble Hill Park, parading around the neighborhood with the music of the Jah Pan Steel Drum Band

For any further questions about 'Impalements', contact Jane directly ( and consider reading this past NYTimes profile on her handiwork.