Hey Rochester, Help Us Install a Yarn Display at Schiller Park this Sunday

How many yards of yarn does it take to decorate Rochester’s Schiller Park?

Come find out, and help us unveil a community-wide yarn installation at Schiller Park (350 Andrews Street downtown) on Sunday, June 24, starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until early afternoon.

A group of a dozen volunteers has spent the past two months creating their unique yarn designs that will be featured at Schiller Park as part of a broader rejuvenation project to spruce up the historic green space that borders the Inner Loop and is blocked in by chain-link fencing.



We need your help and we’re calling on handy and eager members of the community to assist with this installation—and to leave your mark on this city-approved public-art project.

What will you be doing?

You’ll be lending your hands and muscled strength to help adhere yarn panels to chain-link fencing.

You’ll be using ties to help secure the yarn.

You’ll be creating art.

Like visual fireworks of yarn.

And it will be among the most colorful displays you’ll see all summer.

Schiller Park is our canvas. The chain-link fencing the platform for our creations. The yarn our medium of expression.

This is a family-friendly event. Join us!

Questions? Contact Hinda Mandell (hindamandell@gmail.com or @crochetactivism on Twitter)

Join our event on Facebook for the latest information, including rain dates.

This project is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship and stewardship of Mike Gilbert, 5LINX, Downtown Rocs!, and the donations of the Village Yarn and Fiber Shop in East Rochester, Red Heart Yarn, and Yarn Culture in Fairport.

By Hinda Mandell - June 20, 2018


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