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.


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:


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


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 for more information.


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 or

—Charissa Che