Looking for a safe way to gather with community this Halloween season? Then look to Edison Recreation’s Annual Harvest Fun Fest, coming this Saturday, October 23rd from 1 to 4pm at the Thomas A. Edison Center at Menlo Park.

Bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation to the park this weekend to enjoy a day filled with fun and entertainment — from face painting, tattoos and crafts to a Halloween costume contest, being held at 3:30pm.

More interested in the pumpkin side of Halloween? Then explore the pumpkin patch, where you can select your own pumpkin to turn into the jack-o-lantern of your dreams — or nightmares. And, if you register in advance, you might be able to participate in a pumpkin carving contest held at the festival itself. The day will also include photo ops and a live DJ, and all of it will take place against a backdrop filled with beautiful trees speckled with the start of fall colors.

The Thomas A. Edison Center at Menlo Park is located at 37 Christie Street in Edison, NJ. BestRentNJ.com rental apartments available for lease nearest to the park include rentals at Homestead Village, located in Metuchen, NJ, along with listings at Oak Tree Village, Trafalgar and Hidden Valley. Other nearby apts for rent include listings at Edison Woods and Edison Woods Senior 55+. Use BestRentNJ.com‘s Apartment Locator to find the Garden State residence that’s right for you.