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RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns Comes to The Meadowlands

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SECAUCUS, NJ – Next week, RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns debuts in New Jersey after sold-out events in New York and Los Angeles, and tickets are on sale to the public online now (www.therise.org/njny)!  With four dates to see this iconic fall event, RISE will bring out the Halloween spirit in visitors of all ages, indoors at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, from October 27 – 30.
 
“We are so excited to expand the geographic reach for RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, bringing it to a new market like the Meadowlands for Halloween 2016,” said Mike Pollock, executive producer, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns. “We look forward to providing a new and exciting attraction for adults and children of all ages throughout New Jersey, and the New York metro area, to enjoy during Halloween weekend.”
 
RISE provides a unique, memorable family-friendly experience with over 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path, set to a musical score. Jack o’lantern art will include individual time-honored characters from American pop culture, multi-pumpkin artistic structures including life-sized dinosaurs and dragons, and intricately carved 100-pound pumpkins. With multiple live carving stations, visitors can watch our talented artists create the different displays seen in the show.

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"The fall has always been my favorite season,” Pollock continued. “It's been a long tough road to make this work over the past five years. I'm lucky to have found great people to work with."

“We have a large staff that works every week of the year to make sure have a successful event in October,” says Tom Olton, Resident Master Carver for RISE.  “This year, we will have over 150 artists working on both coasts. A few dozen are from the five boroughs (NYC), most from Brooklyn.”    


The pumpkin trail at RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is well-lit and well-staffed to ensure that the experience is always safe and enjoyable for visitors of all ages. Advance tickets are REQUIRED, with no tickets sold at the door. Ticket information can be found at www.therise.org/njny. 
 

WHAT:     RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is the only event in North America that features 5,000 real pumpkins carved into intricate designs    

                                                                                                     

WHEN:     Thursday, October 27 (10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.)

                  Friday, October 28 (10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.)

                  Saturday, October 29 (10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.)

                  Sunday, October 30 (10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.)

 

WHERE:   Meadowlands Exposition Center
                   355 Plaza Drive
                  Secaucus, NJ 07094

 

 
About RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns
A truly unique, family-friendly event, RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns features thousands of hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the Halloween spirit in visitors of all ages. In its fifth year at the original New York location Old Westbury Gardens, RISE is now on both coasts with events in Los Angeles, and debuting in 2016 in New Jersey and Boston. RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is the only event in North America to carve 5,000 real pumpkins each weekend at each location.  For more information, visit www.therise.org/njny

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