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Join Us For Halloween Fun In The Park This Saturday!

Decorated Pumpkin, Halloween 2004The Halloween Festival in Morningside Park is always a highlight of our annual event calendar. This year promises to be no exception! Among other activities, we're planning a costume parade, games, contests and pumpkin decorating - not to mention treats - and it's all FREE! Be sure to put your costumes on and stop by.

Date: Saturday, October 29th
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Place: In the park on the grassy oval at 121st Street near Morningside Avenue.

Help us publicize the event by posting this flyer in your building. We're thrilled to have Columbia and Barnard interns and the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority helping us with this event.

But Wait There's More!

Folks at the Morningside Dog Run have planned a Canine Costume Party, picnic and other fun events for dog lovers below the dog run at 114th Street. The dog run festivities begin at noon on Saturday. Read more about them on the Morningside BARC website.

Our Farmers' Market Also Has A Special Event On Saturday

The Morningside Farmers' Market managed by Community Markets and sponsored by Friends of Morningside Park is located at 110th St and Manhattan Ave. Between 10:00am and noon, decorate and take home a free baby pumpkin. Pumpkins will only be available until the supply runs out so be sure to get there early! And while the kids have fun, shop at the market for apples, pears, fall vegetables, cider and breads and pastries.

Additional information about all these Halloween related events can be found on our website.

Visit Our Info Table At Barnard's Morningside Lecture Tonight

We're thrilled that we've been asked to set up an information table at tonight's Morningside Lecture by noted local historian and Columbia professor Andrew Dolkart, author of a well known book on the history of Morningside Heights. Professor Dolkart's lecture at 7:00pm in the James Room on the fourth floor of Barnard Hall is free and open to the public. Barnard is using the occasion to bring together members of the community with groups like ours. Read more about the lecture here.

Date: Wednesday, October 26th (tonight!)
Time: 7:000pm
Place: James Room, Fourth Floor of Barnard Hall (see map)

Thanks To Our Volunteers

Volunteers hard at work in the park

Our last newsletter asked volunteers to join us in the park to plant daffodil bulbs. We were pleased with the hard working crew that showed up on a day when it looked like it might rain. The rain held off and the volunteers planted nearly 3000 bulbs in one hour! Columbia and Barnard volunteers from a class on the history of New York City, some of whom are interning with our organization this semester, made a strong showing. Yesterday this article in the Columbia Specator made note of their efforts as well as the historical connection between the Friends and Columbia students. You may also want to check out our photo album of the event.

Happy Halloween!

Brad Taylor
Newsletter Editor and
President, Friends of Morningside Park

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