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Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor

A tunnel made of pumpkins is one of

A tunnel made of pumpkins is one of the many installations seen at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Oct. 12, 2012) Photo Credit: Samantha Finch

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze was sold out Friday, but see photos from the chilly night. Creative director Michael Natiello, who was carving and arranging legions of jack o'lanterns, demonstrated his craft before opening night at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. The 2012 Blaze event will run for 22 nights between Oct. 6 and Nov. 11. (Oct. 12, 2012)

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, is seen between two of his creations, Pierre and Joanna Van Cortlandt. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascareñas

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, is seen between two of his creations, Pierre and Joanna Van Cortlandt. (Sept. 25, 2012)

A tunnel made of pumpkins is one of
Photo Credit: Samantha Finch

A tunnel made of pumpkins is one of the many installations seen at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Oct. 12, 2012)

Ghosts surround a pumpkin bonfire at The Great
Photo Credit: Samantha Finch

Ghosts surround a pumpkin bonfire at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Oct. 12, 2012)

The pumpkins were connected to create many things
Photo Credit: Samantha Finch

The pumpkins were connected to create many things such as a Jack-in-the-box at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Oct. 12, 2012)

Pumpkins emoted around every corner at The Great
Photo Credit: Samantha Finch

Pumpkins emoted around every corner at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Oct. 12, 2012)

Pumpkins are seen carved and arranged as animals
Photo Credit: Samantha Finch

Pumpkins are seen carved and arranged as animals at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Oct. 12, 2012)

Carved pumpkins are lit to create a Halloween
Photo Credit: Samantha Finch

Carved pumpkins are lit to create a Halloween atmosphere at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Oct. 12, 2012)

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, is seen under an archway lined with jack o'lanterns leading to the manor house. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, is seen between two of his creations, Pierre and Joanna Van Cortlandt. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, demonstrates a style of pumpkin carving using the subtractive method. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, demonstrates a style of pumpkin carving using the subtractive method. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, demonstrates a style of pumpkin carving using the subtractive method. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, stands in a jack o'lantern graveyard. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Parts of The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze are
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Parts of The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze are seen during preparations for the event at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, demonstrates a style of pumpkin carving using the subtractive method. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Parts of The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze are
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Parts of The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze are seen during preparations for the event at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, demonstrates a style of pumpkin carving using the subtractive method. (Sept. 25, 2012)

The Van Cortlandt Manor house in Croton-on-Hudson, scene
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

The Van Cortlandt Manor house in Croton-on-Hudson, scene of October's Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, is lined with expressive faces. Creations new to this year's event are being built nearby. (Sept. 25, 2012)

The Van Cortlandt Manor house in Croton-on-Hudson, scene
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

The Van Cortlandt Manor house in Croton-on-Hudson, scene of October's Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, is lined with expressive faces. Creations new to this year's event are being built nearby. (Sept. 25, 2012)

The Van Cortlandt Manor house in Croton-on-Hudson, scene
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

The Van Cortlandt Manor house in Croton-on-Hudson, scene of October's Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, is lined with expressive faces. Creations new to this year's event are being built nearby. (Sept. 25, 2012)

A Joanna Van Cortlandt jack o'lantern sits atop
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

A Joanna Van Cortlandt jack o'lantern sits atop a staircase, along with husband Pierre, at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, unwraps a Pierre Van Cortlandt jack o'lantern. (Sept. 25, 2012)

A graveyard in front of the manor house
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

A graveyard in front of the manor house is part of The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Michael Natiello, creative director for The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, stands in front of the home lined with jack o'lanterns. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Parts of The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze are
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Parts of The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze are seen during preparations for the event at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Sept. 25, 2012)

The decorated Manor House from the 2011 Great
Photo Credit: Tom Nycz

The decorated Manor House from the 2011 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze event at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. The event will take place in 2012 from Oct. 6 to Nov. 11. (Nov. 6, 2011)

Skeleton hands carved into pumpkins from a past
Photo Credit: Bryan Haeffele

Skeleton hands carved into pumpkins from a past Jack O'Lantern Blaze event at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. The event will take place from Oct. 6 to Nov. 11.

A T-Rex from the 2011 Great Jack O'Lantern
Photo Credit: Tom Nycz

A T-Rex from the 2011 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Nov. 6, 2011)

A giant spider web display at the 2011
Photo Credit: Tom Nycz

A giant spider web display at the 2011 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Nov. 6, 2011)

The witches cauldron area at the 2011 Great
Photo Credit: Tom Nycz

The witches cauldron area at the 2011 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. (Nov. 6, 2011)

Pumpkins carved into an undersea aquarium at a
Photo Credit: Matt Gillis

Pumpkins carved into an undersea aquarium at a past Jack O'Lantern Blaze event at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. The event will take place from Oct. 6 to Nov. 11.

A graveyard from a past Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Photo Credit: Bryan Haeffele

A graveyard from a past Jack O'Lantern Blaze event at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. The event will take place from Oct. 6 to Nov. 11.

A beehive display from a past Jack O'Lantern
Photo Credit: Bryan Haeffele

A beehive display from a past Jack O'Lantern Blaze event at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. The event will take place from Oct. 6 to Nov. 11.

Pumpkins displayed as giant stalks of corn from
Photo Credit: Bryan Haeffele

Pumpkins displayed as giant stalks of corn from a past Jack O'Lantern Blaze event at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. The event will take place from Oct. 6 to Nov. 11.

Pumpkins carved with Celtic knots from a past
Photo Credit: Bryan Haeffele

Pumpkins carved with Celtic knots from a past Jack O'Lantern Blaze event at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. The event will take place from Oct. 6 to Nov. 11.

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