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Pumpkins splat: The 4th Annual Cradle of Aviation Pumpkin Drop will take place Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum (399 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.). Participants can bring their own pumpkins, or use one from the museum, drop them off the third floor balcony and watch them splat on the atrium floor. Museum staff spreads the smashed pulp in the field behind the museum for next year’s pumpkin patch. The event is free with museum admission. Check Nicholas Spangler’s Twitter updates @spanglernewsday.

Islandwide

Smoking ban: The smoking ban on Long Island Rail Road platforms goes into effect systemwide on Sunday. Follow Paul LaRocco’s Twitter updates @paullarocco.

Hempstead

Town Board: Hempstead’s town board will meet Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall. Read Aisha Al-Muslim’s Twitter updates @AishaAlMuslim.

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