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  • Fall Bucket List Staten Island 2022 Fall Bucket List for Staten Island

    Fall Bucket List for Staten Island 2022 Isn’t fall the is absolute best season for families? The house smells like a pumpkin everything, the leaves are beautiful colors and the kids are counting down the days until trick-or-treating. What a season!  One of the biggest reasons to love fall is the beautiful weather! The just-right temperatures make for the perfect family day out – indoors or outdoors. That means there is no excuse not to check off everything on your fall bucket list.  And we have plenty of ideas to get you started below! Leaf peep in one of Staten Island’s many parks and check out the changing leaves (it happens later in the city than Upstate) Pick the perfect pumpkin from a nearby farm and carve it into a jack-lantern to display on your front porch Go to Six Flags Fright Fest, which is back with its signature ghoul parade, multiple haunted walks and more chilling thrills. Bring the younger ones during the day for not-so-scary activities and entertainment Enjoy the changing leaves and crisp fall air at Historic Richmond Town’s Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm weekends, explore the haunted history of Staten Island with nighttime tours and special programs, and experience the time-honored festival of historical trades on Old Home Day. Go to historicrichmondtown.org for more info.  See amazing NYC views from 300 feet up with special event opportunities at the Dream Wheel NJ! Tip: Park in lot C at the American Dream Mall and go to the 3rd floor. Head down to New Dorp Lane ​for the 7th Annual New Dorp Restaurant Crawl, a unique dining experience with delicious cuisine from 25+ top restaurants. Foodies pay one price and sample flavors from ALL the restaurants! Get your tickets at eventbrite.com. Catch a ball game without sweating through your clothes. Fall marks the start of football, basketball, and hockey season Geek out at NY Comic Con, coming to the Javits Center Oct. 6-9, and meet your favorite stars up close. Don’t forget to snap a photo to impress your friends! Check out the New Dorp Lane Car Show for classic, antique, custom and exotic cars, delivering automotive bliss to the tri-state area’s motorheads! This free family event is great for all ages and will feature vendors, activities and all of the best merchants on the Lane! Get your tickets at eventbrite.com. The mother of all Halloween parades winds through Greenwich Village on October 31, where spectators will view every kind of costume imaginable. This year’s theme is freedom! Take the older kids (or brave tweens) to one of NY’s many haunted houses for a scary good time. Some top-rated ones include Blood Manor, Long Island’s Bayville Scream Park, and Bane’s Haunted House in Midtown Head to the New York Botanical Garden for their Fall-O-Ween celebration, featuring pumpkins and gourds galore Go for a whirl around one of New York City’s many carousels before they close for the winter Dress your pooch in their Halloween finest and join the costumed canine convoy in Tompkins Square Park (Brooklyn) on Oct. 22 for their famous annual dog parade Pedal your way past colorful foliage on a scenic bike tour Pack the family in the car or head out on foot to explore the over-the-top spooky decorations and local haunted houses. It’s not just us; they’re totally getting more elaborate (and terrifying) every year!    Book a whale watching cruise for a chance to spot these peaceful giants before the water gets too cold  Leave the kids with a sitter and head to Long Island to tour its many beautiful wineries while you take in breathtaking autumnal views  Enjoy the fall air and see a movie outdoors or in the car. Pack some candy corn with your popcorn!   Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at El Museo del Barrio  Stop by Snug Harbor for the a picturesque backdrop to your fall photos, then check out one of the many museums onsite for more fall fun Take advantage of the Culture Pass and visit the amazing cultural institutions that participate Corn mazes are now a fall staple and there’s plenty nearby to choose from. The cream of the crop include Von Thun’s, Hank’s Pumpkintown and Harbes, among others Take the kids to Central Park on Oct. 30 for a Halloween parade, kid’s activities and more. Be sure to head to the northeast corner at 6:30 for the annual Pumpkin Flotilla, when dozens of jack-o-lanterns are sent floating down the Harlem Meer in a stunning procession that is not to be missed   Go Brick-or-Treating at LEGOLAND New York and join their Monster Party for live shows, attractions, character meet-and-greets and more Head to East Rutherford, NJ to American Dream. Get your thrills in at Nickelodeon Universe, North America’s largest indoor theme park or enjoy the world’s largest indoor wave pool at DreamWorks Water Park. Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue, Zara, and more! End your day at Carpaccio, Bergen County’s #1 New Restaurant Wanna read more stuff like this? Get our newsletters packed with ideas, events, and information for parents in Staten Island.

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  • fall-halloween-storybook-land-staten-island Fall Into Fun at Storybook Land!

    Fall is here, which means hay bales, cornstalks, pumpkins and mums are taking over at Storybook Land in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, for the Fall Into Fun Festival! Climb aboard the Happy Hayride, find your way through Elmer’s Hay-Mazin’ Maze (and complete a fun puzzle!), then pick and decorate a miniature pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch (using stickers, no messy paints!). Enjoy beautiful fall decorations, festive photo opportunities and yummy fall treats at this not-scary event that’s perfect for little ones. Trick-or-Treat Weekend will be held at Storybook Land on October 22, 23, 29 and 30, a sweet Halloween event where kids will collect treats at various stations throughout the park. Don’t forget your costumes! All rides and snack bars are open for the Fall season. All Fall festivities run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 30, Friday 10am to 3pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 5pm, and Columbus Day (Oct. 10) from 11am to 5pm. Pumpkin decorating is not available on Trick-or-Treat days. All Fall activities at Storybook Land are included with each paid admission ticket for adults and children ages 2 and up. An additional fee for pumpkin decorating and/or Trick-or-Treating will be required for kids under 2. No reservations are required for park entry or Fall activities. Discounted tickets are available online at storybookland.com. Call 609-646-0103 for information. SPONSORED CONTENT BY STORYBOOK LAND

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  • little girl in Halloween costume Halloween Events on Staten Island Your Family Will Love

    The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and Halloween is around the corner! Get in the spirit of the season by heading to one (or more!) of the many Halloween events on Staten Island planned throughout the season, from pumpkin picking to fall festivals and so much in between. Browse our list of spooky season events, and have a hauntingly fun good time! Halloween Events on Staten Island Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Fall Market Empire Outlets • 55 Richmond Terr. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25; 11am-7pm WHAT: Browse jewelry, clothing, home decor and other items at this fall-inspired market. Special guests will be Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue. The organization will be at the event with their animals for adoption and foster fur parents. Come see these amazing animals that need a loving family and home. WANT TO GO? The market will be located on the second floor, across from Old Navy. Staten Island Octoberfest William H. Pouch Boy Scout Camp • 1465 Manor Rd. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 24; 12-7pm WHAT: Head to this fun event to support veterans while having a great time. Enjoy German beer. Activities include carnival games, rides and food. WANT TO GO? $10; free for children 12 and younger  Movies in the Park: Hocus Pocus Conference House Park • 298 Satterlee St. Facebook WHEN: Friday, Sept. 30; 6pm WHAT: Gather up the kids and see this family flick in the park. WANT TO GO? Free.  Pumpkin Patch Fun Greenside Up Garden Center • 2777Arthur Kill Rd. Facebook WHEN: Daily, Oct. 1-31. Monday-Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10-6pm WHAT: Head to this local garden center to pick your perfect pumpkin throughout the entire month of October. The patch has pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Enjoy a variety of kids’ activities, including a corn maze, pumpkin painting, games and lots more. WANT TO GO? Free.  Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm  Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm • 435 Richmond Hill Rd. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays in October, and Monday, Oct. 10; 11am-5pm. WHAT: Search the patch for your favorite pumpkin, learn about 19th century farm life and enjoy delicious fall foods. WANT TO GO? Call or check online for more information.  Make a Paper-Plate Spider Craft Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library • 2550 Victory Blvd. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 4; 3:30-4:30pm WHAT: Get in the Halloween spirit by making an adorable paper-plate spider craft. Registration required. WANT TO GO? Free.  JCC Fall Harvest Festival  Joan & Alan Bernikow JCC • 1466 Manor Rd. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 9; 11am-2pm WHAT: Enjoy a live performance by Honey Child Band, fall crafts, photo ops, giveaways and more. There will also be kids sports and fitness samplers, as well as music and ballet demos. Food and drink will be available for purchase. WANT TO GO? Free. Gaming Hour: Halloween Edition Pride Center of Staten Island • 66 Willow Ave. Suite 202 Facebook WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 12; 11:15am-12pm WHAT: Enjoy a fun Halloween-themed card game event. WANT TO GO? Contact Nicole Mule at [email protected] or call 718-808-1364 for more information. Staten Island Zoo Spooktacular 2022 Staten Island Zoo • 705 Clove Rd. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Friday, Oct. 14-Sunday, Oct. 16; 5:30-8:30pm WHAT: Enjoy scare zones, live music, games, theater shows and so much more. Light snacks and grab-and-go foods will be available for purchase. Costumes are welcomed, so come dressed in your Halloween best. WANT TO GO? $28; Free for children 2 and younger. Masters of Illusion – Live! St. George Theatre • 35 Hyatt St. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 16; 5pm WHAT: Get ready for a magical experience, filled with modern illusions and arts of deception, performed live on stage. Masters of Illusion has performed live in front of tens of thousands of people around the United States for the past six years and been seen by over 100 million viewers on the CW network as well as in 126 countries around the world. WANT TO GO? $35-85 Family JAMboree for Halloween  Richmondtown Library • 200 Clarke Ave. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 25; 3:30-4:15pm WHAT: Celebrate Halloween at this music and movement program for ages 2-6. Costumes are welcome. Registration required.  WANT TO GO? Free.  Autumn Leaves Sun Catcher Craft  Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library • 2550 Victory Blvd. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 3:30-4:30pm WHAT: Get in the spirit of the season by making a cool autumn leaves sun catcher. Space is limited, and registration is required. Registration opens two weeks before the event date. WANT TO GO? Free.  Spider Sun Catcher Craft Richmondtown Library • 200 Clarke Ave. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 26; 4-5pm WHAT: Celebrate Halloween by making a cute spooky spider sun catcher craft that you can hang up at home. Registration opens Oct. 12. WANT TO GO? Free.  Halloween BINGO Party  Richmondtown Library • 200 Clarke Ave. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 27; 4-4:45pm WHAT: Head to the library to enjoy a few rounds of Monster Picture BINGO, and win a prize from a Halloween treasure chest. Fun for all ages. Registration is required and opens Oct. 1. WANT TO GO? Free.  Halloween Story-Time Party New Dorp Library • 309 New Dorp Ln. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Friday, Oct. 28; 3:30-4:30pm WHAT: Enjoy stories, dancing, games and a craft at this fun Halloween party. Costumes welcome. For ages 4-12 with parent or caregiver. WANT TO GO? Free.  Trick-or-Treat at Lo-Kel-Li Staten Island Mall • 2655 Richmond Ave. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29; 10am-8pm WHAT: Trick or treat at Lo-Kel-Li Market Place at the Staten Island Mall and get candy from participating vendors. Costumes welcome. Located on Level 1 of the mall. WANT TO GO? More information available online.  Halloween Craft Fun Richmondtown Library • 200 Clarke Ave. Facebook • Instagram WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29; 11am-3pm WHAT: Stop by the Richmondtown Library to make a fun silly ghost craft. For ages 4 and older. WANT TO [more…]

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  • Little girl standing in a corn maze The 15 Best Corn Mazes in Staten Island and Nearby New Jersey

    Your child’s Halloween costume is picked out, you’ve done your autumn home decorating, and now it’s time to have even MORE Halloween fun! How? By venturing through a sprawling corn maze, of course! A corn maze is an awesome outdoor experience that never disappoints. Browse this guide for all different kinds of corn mazes at local farms in Staten Island and not far into New Jersey. There’s something for everyone on this list, from easy mazes for toddlers and younger kids to more challenging ones with twists and turns for maze enthusiasts of all ages. Many of these farms offer other fall activities, too, including pumpkin picking, hayrides, pony rides and more. Be sure to call before heading out to make sure activities aren’t canceled due to weather. Corn Mazes in Staten Island  1. Decker Farm 435 Richmond Hill Road, Staten Island 718-351-1611 Facebook • Instagram Hours: Weekends in October and Monday, Oct. 10; 11am-5pm Admission: Check the website for information. Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm has a children’s hay maze that’s designed for toddlers and small children. Hayrides available. Head over to the pumpkin patch here, which features pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Why we love it: Enjoy a variety of vendors who sell fall favorites. Vendors may vary weekly.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Historic Richmond Town (@historicrichmondtown) 2. Greenside Up Garden Center 2777 Arthur Kill Rd., Staten Island 718-967-5039 Facebook Hours: Oct. 1-31: Monday-Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm Admission: Free. Pick a pumpkin, jumpy inflatables, paint-a-pumpkin, corn maze, face painting available, games and prizes. Why we love it: There’s a snack shack, and you can book Halloween or birthday parties to celebrate the season. Corn Mazes in New Jersey 1. Casola Farms 178 NJ-34, Holmdel 732-332-1533 Facebook Hours: Weekends, 9am-6pm through Oct. 31 Admission: Free admission, but most attractions are $6. Get into the spirit of Halloween at this local farm! In addition to its corn maze, there are plenty of other family-friendly activities to enjoy, including hayrides, pony rides, face painting and more. Why we love it: There is plenty of fall-inspired goodies to enjoy, including roasted corn. 2. Happy Day Farm  106 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan 732-977-3607 Facebook • Instagram Hours: Sept. 10-Oct. 30; 10am-5pm. Not open on weekdays in September. The farm is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday in October. Admission: $21, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; $24 Friday-Sunday. Tickets must be purchased in advance. In addition to the corn maze, weekend admission includes a variety of family activities including tractor rides and games. Why we love it: This year, the maze design celebrates the farm’s 10-year anniversary. 3. Red Wagon Farm Market 437 State Route 33, Manalapan Facebook Hours: Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30; 10am-5pm Admission: Free admission; $7 corn maze After picking out a few pumpkins – they have over 100 varieties – stay for the gigantic corn maze! On weekends, there are other activities including hay rides, pony rides and more. Why we love it: There are more than 100 varieties of pumpkins and gourds to choose from. 4. Etsch Farms 556 Buckelew Ave., Monroe Township 732-794-6785 Facebook Hours: Weekends in September and October; 12-6pm Admission: $14.99 ages 3 and older. Navigate through an impressive eight acres of corn maze fun. Meet farm animals and enjoy hayrides, apple cider donuts and slushies. Why we love it: There’s a crossword puzzle game hidden throughout the maze as an extra challenge! 5. Von Thun’s Country Farm 519 Ridge Road, Dayton 438 Route 57 W., Washington 732-329-8656 Facebook • Instagram Hours: Sept. 17-Oct. 30; 10am-5pm Admission: Fall Festival weekends: $17.99 at the Dayton location; $16.99 at the Washington location. Free for ages 2 and younger. Weekdays $3 to visit the pumpkin patch. Fall Festival weekend admission includes access to the corn maze, unlimited hayrides to the pumpkin patch and many other family-friendly activities. You can also explore the corn maze on weekdays in October, 1-5pm. Tickets available at the Farm Market. Why we love it: There’s a Moonlight Maze at night! Check the website for details. 6. Norz Hill Farm and Market 120 S. Branch Rd., Hillsborough 908-371-2697 Facebook • Instagram Hours: Sept. 10-Oct. 31. Call for hours. Admission: $15 Saturday-Sunday; $12 Monday-Friday. Enjoy a corn maze, hayride to visit the resident animals and find your perfect pumpkin. Why we love it: There’s a Kids Corner that features a bale maze, corn boxes to play in and more! 7. Alstede Farms 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester GPS location: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester 908-879-7189 Facebook • Instagram Hours: Daily, 9am-6pm Admission: $21.99, weekdays; $26.99 weekends and holidays. A credit toward a pumpkin is included in the admission price. In addition to a corn maze, the farm offers orange and white pumpkins, munchkins, gourds and assorted winter squash, all available in u-pick. Wagon train and pony rides are also part of the fun for an extra fee. Plus, you can visit with and feed some of the farm’s animals. Why we love it: Tractor wagon rides, corn maze, hay pyramid, evergreen and sunflower mazes are on -site and included with pick-your-own admission.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Alstede Farms (@alstedefarms) 8. Ort Farms 25 Bartley Rd., Long Valley 908-876-3351 Facebook • Instagram Hours: Daily, 9am-6pm through Nov. 6 Admission: Call for information. Weekend activities feature pony rides, train rides, apple cannon and more. Why we love it: This year’s corn maze supports mental health awareness and crisis prevention. 9. Stony Hill Gardens 15 North Road, Chester 908-879-2908 Facebook • Instagram Hours: The farm’s Maze Fun Park is open daily, 10am-5pm through Nov. 6. Admission: $16.99; free for ages 2 and younger. The farm’s Maze Fun Park includes a 10-acre corn maze, mini corn maze and other activities. Why we love it: This is more than a maze…it’s an exciting obstacle course complete with several bridges connecting winding paths and misleading lanes that challenges you on your way out! 10. Giamarese Farm  155 Fresh Ponds Rd., [more…]

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  • Female high school student 10 Reasons to Attend a High School Open House

    10 Good Reasons to Attend a High School Open House in Staten Island If your child is in the process of applying for enrollment in a new school for the 2023-2024 academic school year, attending as many open house events at prospective schools is extremely important – even if they are being held virtually. Here’s why these events are essential. Meet the faculty. This is your opportunity for you and your child to meet their potential future teachers and principal. The principal, in particular, plays a major role in the school and consequently, in the lives of the students. It is very important that you feel comfortable with this person being at the forefront of your child’s education. Be on the school’s radar. Schools often take note of which students attend their open house events and that could be factor in their decision to offer your child a spot. Always be sure to neatly write your child’s name on the attendance sheet so they know she was there. Get a feel for the surroundings. Ever hear of good vibes? That’s exactly what you should feel for a prospective school. The atmosphere, the staff, the location, the students – all of it should just feel right. If it doesn’t, trust your gut and cross that school off your list. Assess your commute. If the event is being held in person, it’s a good chance to do a practice run on the commute. You can see how far the school is from your home, how long it takes to get there, and what the surrounding neighborhood is like. At the open house you will also learn which transportation options are available. Learn about programs offered. This is often one of the most important deciding factors when selecting a school. At the open house event, you will be given an in-depth look at the programs and courses offered at the school. You can ask questions, meet the teachers heading up each program and learn about your child’s academic options. Voice safety concerns. Your child’s safety is crucial. At the open house, the school will address any questions or concerns you have about security measures, emergency procedures, possible crime statistics and more. This is your chance to express any coronavirus concerns you have, and to learn the school’s Covid-19 regulations and preventive measures. Learn about the school day. At the open house, you will find out what time school starts and ends, when your child will be eating lunch, what her daily schedule might look like, how the periods are structured and other information about the school day. See which extracurricular activities and clubs are available. Most schools offer after-school sports, academic clubs, and other programs your child might be interested in joining. A school that offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities might play a large role in his decision to apply. Meet current students. One of the best ways to learn about a school is from the students themselves. At the open house, students are often on hand to help describe the programs in which they are involved and what student life is like at the school. Learn about the application and selection process. Some schools require tests or auditions, other schools screen applicants based on grades or other factors and some select students entirely at random. At the open house, you will learn what is required to apply to the school and estimate your child’s odds of receiving an offer. You can also ask questions or voice your concerns about the process to ensure you have all the information you need to help your child apply for enrollment. Staten Island Featured High Schools Curtis High School 105 Hamilton Avenue 718-390-1800 x1340 curtishs.org  [email protected] With Staten Island’s only accredited International Baccalaureate and Nursing CTE programs, state of the art building, athletic facilities, and Community Schools partnerships, Curtis is nationally and internationally recognized for both excellence and diversity. Come and find out how to make your family a part of the Curtis community. Curtis High School Open House Date Nov. 1, 6pm St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School 5150 Hylan Blvd 718-984-6500 josephsea.org St Joseph by-the-Sea High School invites you to join their Open House on October 16 for boys or October 23rd for girls between the hours of 1pm and 4pm. Appointments can be made online by visiting JosephSea.org today. St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School Open House Dates Girls Open House: Oct. 16  Boys Open House: Oct. 23 St. Joseph Hill Academy High School 850 Hylan Blvd 718-447-1374 stjosephhillacademy.com/admissionsevents/ [email protected] Visit St. Joseph Hill Academy’s Fall Open House on Sunday, October 23, 2022 to meet students, faculty, and staff. You will tour the school and learn about the school’s highly individualized academic programming, athletics, and enriching spiritual and social opportunities. Discover Your Highest Good (SUMMUM BONUM)! St. Joseph Hill Academy Fall Open House Oct. 23, 11:30am-2:30pm   Staten Island Academy 715 Todt Hill Road 718-303-7803 statenislandacademy.org [email protected] Programs include coed college prep school for pre-K3 to grade12. Free extended day 7am- 7pm. Full-day 3 or 5-days-a week program offered for pre-K3 students. Summer programs. College guidance program. Academic Resource Center staffed with Orton-Gillingham trained specialists. Need-based financial aid available beginning in kindergarten. Staten Island Academy 2022 Open House Dates William Winter Open House – Grade 6: Oct. 11, 7-9pm; Oct. 13, 9:30-11am William Winter Open House – Grade 9: Oct. 18, 7-9pm EC/LS Admission Open House: Oct. 25, 9:30-11am Grades 5-11 Admissions Open House: Nov. 15, 9:30-10:30am All School Admissions Open House: 9:30-11am Staten Island Technical High School 485 Clawson Street 718-667-3222 siths.org [email protected] SI Tech HS prioritizes rigorous academics balanced with physical and mental wellness. The goal is to develop social skills, exemplary character, scholarship, service, leadership, and citizenship for all members of the school community. Innovation is cultivated  through the development of 21st Century Learning Skills: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking. Staten Island Technical High School Open House Oct. 25, 5-8pm   The Lois & Richard Nicotra Early College [more…]

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  • young girl picking pumpkin The Top 11 Farms to Go Pumpkin Picking in Staten Island & NJ

    If there’s one thing we love about the fall, it’s pumpkin everything—including pumpkin picking in Staten Island and in nearby New Jersey. Your family can spend a day at Decker Farm’s Staten Island Pumpkin Patch—or take a day trip out to Alstede Farms, Happy Day Farm, or Von Thun’s Country Farm Market—to pick the perfect pumpkin and enjoy various fall activities. Plus, Halloween is right around the corner, so you’ll need to pick pumpkins soon to carve jack-o’-lanterns! Here’s a list of our favorite pumpkin patches and farms for pumpkin picking in Staten Island, as well as locations for pumpkin picking in NJ. Just be sure to call or visit the farms’ websites before heading out to confirm pumpkin availability.  Pumpkin Picking in Staten Island 1. Decker Farm 435 Richmond Hill Road 718-351-1611 Facebook • Instagram Hours: Oct. 1-30, Saturday-Sunday (plus Monday, Oct. 10), 11am-5pm Admission: Check the website for information.  This pumpkin patch features pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Complete with photo-ops and fall decorations, you’re sure to experience a picture-perfect moment as you decide which pumpkin to take home.  Why we love it: There are lots of delicious fall food favorites to enjoy!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Historic Richmond Town (@historicrichmondtown) 2. Greenside Up Garden Center 2777 Arthur Kill Rd. 718-967-5039 Facebook Hours: Oct. 1-31; Monday-Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm Admission: Free Head to this local garden center to pick your perfect pumpkin throughout the entire month of October. The patch has pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Enjoy a variety of kids’ activities, including a corn maze, pumpkin painting, games and lots more.  Why we love it: After picking out your pumpkin(s), you can browse the shop for all your garden and fall decoration needs. Pumpkin Picking in NJ 1. Alstede Farms 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester Township 908-879-7189 Facebook • Instagram Approximate drive from Staten Island: 1 hour Hours: daily, 9am-6pm (last admission to pick-your-own is 4:30pm). Pumpkins anticipated to be available in October. Check the website for updates. Admission: $21.99, weekdays; $26.99, weekends and holidays. A credit toward a pumpkin is included in the admission price. (You can purchase tickets at the farm, but it’s cheaper to get them online.) Alstede Farms offers orange and white pumpkins, munchkins, gourds, and assorted winter squash—all available in u-pick! Wagon train and pony rides are also part of the fun (for an extra fee). Plus, you can visit with and feed some of the farm’s animals.  Why we love it: Tractor wagon rides, corn maze, hay pyramid, evergreen and sunflower mazes are on-site and included with pick-your-own admission.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Alstede Farms (@alstedefarms) 2. Battleview Orchards 91 Wemrock Road, Freehold 732-462-0756 Facebook • Instagram Approximate drive from Staten Island: 1 hour Hours: Picking hours vary with the season and availability. Call or check the Facebook page for updates. Admission: No entrance fee. Cash only for purchasing pick-your-own produce. Senior citizens receive a 10-percent discount on Mondays and Thursdays. Battleview Orchards offers a variety of pick-your-own fall favorites, including pumpkins and apples.  Why we love it: Hayrides are available in the fall, weekends only, starting Sept. 24. 3. Giamarese Farm 155 Fresh Ponds Road, East Brunswick 732-821-9494 Facebook Approximate drive from Staten Island: 1 hour Hours: Pumpkins are expected to be available in September and October. Check the website or call for updates. Admission: Call for information.  Go on a hayride tour, pick pumpkins and browse the farm market for more pumpkins, gourds, decorations and more. Pony rides available for an extra fee on weekends in October. Why we love it: Other crops available through December include mustard and turnip, plus apple picking is available through early October.  4. Happy Day Farm 106 Iron Ore Rd., Manalapan 732-977-3607 Facebook • Instagram Approximate drive from Staten Island: 1 hour Hours: Sept. 10-Oct. 30; 10am-5pm. Not open on weekdays in September. The farm is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in October.  Admission: $21, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; $24, Friday-Sunday. Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Weekend admission includes a variety of family activities, including an animal feeding zoo, corn maze, tractor rides, and a variety of games.  Why we love it: The corn maze is impressive. This year, it the maze design celebrates the farm’s 10-year anniversary.    View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Happy Day Farm (@happydayfarmnj) 5. Norz Hill Farm & Market 120 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough 908-371-2697 Facebook Approximate drive from Staten Island: 1 hour Hours: Sept. 10-Oct. 31; Call for hours. Admission: $15 Saturday-Sunday; $12 Monday-Friday. Price does not include pumpkins and gourds.  Enjoy a corn maze, hayride to visit the resident animals and find your perfect pumpkin. Why we love it: There’s a kid’s corner featuring a Bale Maze, Corn Boxes to play in, and more.  6. Ort Farms 25 Bartley Road, Long Valley 908-876-3351 Facebook • Instagram Approximate drive from Staten Island: 1 hour Hours: Pumpkins available Sept. 18-Nov. 6. Call for hours. Admission: Check the website for information.  Choose from a variety of pumpkins. A hayride brings you to the patch, or you can walk. Weekend activities include an apple cannon, pony rides and more, available for additional fees.  Why we love it: Admission includes access to a hayride and corn maze.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ort Farms (@ort_farms) 7. Stony Hill Farm Market 15 North Rd., Chester 908-879-2908 Facebook • Instagram Approximate drive from Staten Island: 1 hour Hours: Daily, 10am-5pm. Pumpkins anticipated to be available late September. Admission: $7.99 online; $10.99 in person. Price does not include pumpkins.  Pumpkins available in all sizes. Other activities to enjoy include hayrides on weekends, a giant corn maze (and a mini one!), a playground and more.  Why we love it: You can buy the farm’s homemade ice cream by the scoop or pint to take home.  8. 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