Why is it the "Teal Pumpkin" Party?
The Capital District Teal Pumpkin Party is inspired by FARE's worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all kids - the Teal Pumpkin Project. Teal is the official color of food allergy awareness. Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available in a separate bowl, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions. Learn more about the project and how you can get involved here.
When is it?
Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where is it?
Capital District YMCA - Greenbush Gymnasium, 20 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061
Where do i park?
The Greenbush Branch has a dedicated parking lot that you can’t miss!
how much is it?
who can attend?
This event and giveaways are intended for children ages 0-10, especially those living with food allergies, but older siblings, friends, and family members are welcome.
do I need to pre-register?
Prior to the event, we will collect registrations to reserve a limited quantity of goodie bags. Walk-ins are welcome to enjoy entertainment, crafts, raffles, and the coloring contest.
Should we wear costumes?
Well, DUH…This IS a Halloween party after all! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Will there be food?
Yes and no…We want to keep this space as safe as possible. While we will have allergen-friendly food samples available from our trusted brand partners, we will only be giving those sealed bags to adults, and we ask that you do not open or consume any food at the party. Save the tasty treats for home!
What if I get thirsty?
Bottled water will be provided, and the YMCA has bottle filling stations available.
What kind of activities will there be?
Wear your dancing shoes to enjoy our DJ, smile big for the photos, bring your creativity to the coloring contest…and much, much more!