Next Friday, October 17, NYBG is taking over Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal with a showstopping display of gargantuan gourds! Carve a little time out of your daily commute between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to see Ray Villafane and his team begin their work on an impressive zombie carving. Ray Villafane is an Arizona-based sculptor best known for his highly detailed pumpkin carvings. A regular competitor on the Food Network, Villafane was recently a finalist on Halloween Wars.
The apocalyptic pumpkin sculpture will begin coming to life on October 17, but those who want to see the finished projects in all its bone-chilling glory will have to come to our Pumpkin Carving Weekend here at NYBG on October 18 19, when Ray will continue to lead festive demonstrations for visitors.
Make some Halloween memories with a photo-op next to our 500lb pumpkin, as NYBG brings The Haunted Pumpkin Garden to the middle of Manhattan! Stop by Vanderbilt Hall to check out our bizarre pumpkin specimens and Villafane’s intricate carving technique. If you want to see more, plan your visit to the Garden soon and enjoy Halloween activities for all ages!
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