••• To get folks excited for Bogardus Garden’s Harvest Festival (waiting to hear about the date), Cosmopolitan Café’s Craig Bero brought in a truckload of pumpkins from the country.
He said he’s selling them for $4—I told him to raise it to an even $5—if you see him sitting there having some coffee. UPDATE: Here you go. “Saturday, October 27 from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. We are going to have live music, family photos in the garden, cookie and cupcake decorating and kid friendly activities.” UPDATE #2 (from Craig): “These organic pumpkins are compliments of a new business (Nestseekers on Reade) and the Cosmopolitan Cafe and are going to be part of a display that I am building for the Fall Festival. $5 is a suggested donation for the park if people wish to buy some. Our staff will be serving a church-style pumpkin pancake breakfast (complimentary), hot mulled cider and pumpkin spice latte, and we are also running these as specials this month.”
••• Uggie, the dog from The Artist, will be at Barnes & Noble today at 6 p.m. Sorry for the late notice.
••• Pen Parentis’s next literary salon is Nov. 13; it’ll feature Patricia Dunn (Rebels by Accident), Gae Polisner (The Pull of Gravity), and David Ebenbach (Into the Wilderness).
••• Nancie Kate sent over a few updates about her Eat Real NYC event in Foley Square on Oct. 24. Participating restaurants include Tre Sorelle, Super Linda, Harrison, Baluchi’s, and all the way from Haiti is Elle Philippe, who’ll make a “sandwich made with Haitian Grio, Haitian beignets, my special ice tea and sample of my tapenades (pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, olive and cilantro).” Also, Eat Real NYC is trying to break the mayor’s record for the Big Apple Crunch: students and other Tribecans are invited to Foley Square at NOON to crunch into an apple at the exact same time. Tickets start at $10 for two tastes with $2 child options and $35 for eight tastes.
••• The Asphalt Green rally Facebook page has posted some photos of the facility.