La Maison du Chocolat's Halloween Pumpkin

Kids and their parents will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate Halloween and nature in upcoming Downtown events taking place this month.

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A celebration of the first-year anniversary of Battery Park’s Urban Farm will take place on Saturday, October 22. Serving as a vegetable garden maintained and used by the city’s schoolchildren, the one-acre farm serves as a welcome escape from the bustling urban streets outside its bamboo fencing. The fete will feature live music, a local honey competition, potato sack races, bobbing for apples and a “Name That Veggie!” competition. The event will take place at the Battery, at State and Pearl Street, from 1-4PM.  For a list of additional BPC Conservancy events coming up, visit: http://bpcparks.org/bpcp/events/events.php.

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Also in honor of this anniversary, the New Amsterdam Market is holding “A Hard Cider Revival.” As part of the seven-day Cider Week—a celebration of all things cider—visitors will have the opportunity to sample hard ciders paired with seasonal tapas from Marlow & Sons. Feed your cider curiosities at South St. between Beekman St. and Peck Slip. Early admission begins at 12 noon. For more information, visit http://www.newamsterdammarket.org/cider.html.

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La Maison du Chocolat is celebrating Halloween by tempting our sweet tooth. The “Creator of Legendary Chocolates” has developed special treats for the occasion: Halloween Bouchee filled with pralines and pistachios covered in dark chocolate. They weigh 64 grams and are $22.00 per piece. Also in store is the Halloween Pumpkin—a milk or dark chocolate pumpkin filled with assorted caramels and rocher suisse.   It weighs 420 grams and costs $65.00. Visit La Maison at 63 Wall Street or check out visit http://www.lamaisonduchocolat.com/en/#/home for more information.

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The 10th Annual Battery Park City Parade will start at noon on Saturday, October 29. BPC’s site reads:  “The pet parade is a fun way to introduce yourself and your pet to the community.  And if your pet does a special trick, show us. Our Pets are special members of our community so let’s meet them.” For more information, visit http://batteryparkcity.com/news/battery-park-city-block-party-pet-parade or bpcdogs.org.

—Charissa Che

 

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