Greater Jamaica Development Corp. hosts 12th annual celebration
Members of the Chowdhury family, visiting New York City from Bangladesh, get into the spirit of the festival at 160th Street and Jamaica Avenue.
Yasmin Nandalal of Jamaica, center, with her children Sophie, 7, and Aron, 5, won the contest for guessing the weight of an 18.5-pound pumpkin. They were joined by Charlene Joseph, left, and Edwin Rosado of the GJDC, and Angela Mohan, right, of Jamaica Market.
Magician Professor Sparkle and his rabbit pal enthrall young fans.
Jean Singh, 7, of Richmond Hill, left, and Kanyai Jenkins, 9, right, of Hollis, twirl lariats Old West-style under the watchful eyes of cowboy Curly Hall and his horse, Jay Diamond.
Meier Bakridi, 1, of Brooklyn, uses his head when picking out a pumpkin at the festival.
The Bug Lady, Annie Hickman, lower left, elicits thrills and chills.
Batman, whose secret identity is Ryan Joseph, 5, of Jamaica, sits for facepaint makeup artist Miss Ali.