Campaign for Wool

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September 27, 2012


Bryant Park


All Ages


Event description: On September 27, sheep will be brought in to Bryant Park to graze freely and play center stage in an installation which will transform the outdoor space an interactive woolen wonderland.

The park's fountain will be drained for the day and filled with wool and yarn, and several trees and benches in the park will be covered with wool fabric.

A table will be set up to showcase how raw wool is sorted. Crafting and knitting stations will showcase wool-centered activities.

A custom made bed made primarily of wool will be on site, along with the craftsman who made it, to highlight the process of creating a mattress from wool.

Address: Bryant Park Fountain Terrace and Lawn
Midtown, NY 10018
Phone: 678-761-5002

About Bryant Park

Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Today’s version of Bryant Park–with its gravel paths, green chairs, and jaunty le carrousel–is a recent invention. Though the space has been called Bryant Park since 1842, the park has had a checkered career. By 1979, it was the site of frequent muggings and drug deals and was avoided by knowledgeable New Yorkers. An almost ten-year effort, begun in 1980, transformed the park and its reputation.

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