Garden Members

Pumpkin Picasso with Master Carver Ray Villafane

Thursday, October 16; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Master Carver Ray Villafane has amazed the public with his spectacular pumpkin creations for more than a decade. Back by popular demand, Ray will use this intensive one-day workshop to show participants his carving techniques so they can sculpt their own amazing pumpkin masterpieces. Participants will also get a sneak peek of the massive pumpkin Ray will be carving for the upcoming Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend on October 18 and 19. Reservation includes a pumpkin; all necessary tools, including Ray’s signature carving kit; and a bagged lunch.

$115 Member/Non–Member. Limited to 18 carvers.
To reserve call 718.817.8703 or e-mail

About the Master Carver
Ray Villafane is an American sculptor based in Arizona. Most well-known for his 3-D style pumpkin carvings, Villafane also sculpts sand and snow, and he creates action figures and collectibles. A regular competitor on the Food Network, he was a recent finalist on Halloween Wars.