Pillow Fight NYC!!!

Have you ever just looked at a person and thought to yourself, "I'd love to smack him with a pillow?" Well, if you haven't, you certainly will at the gargantuan pillow fight that takes place in NYC every year. What am I talking about? I'm talking about NYC's 8th Annual Pillow Fight- an event so awesome it grew to what is now also the 6th Annual Pillow Fight Day (we're talking global Pillow Fight Day, here).

I had to be out of town for this last year, but fortunately a group of you got together, went, and posted the pictures here. I've been jealous ever since and waiting with barely contained patience for my opportunity to wreak havoc with a bundle of downy softness. And of course, I want all of you to share that opportunity with me. So if you'd like to strike from on high with pillowy wrath, come and join us for this absolutely guaranteed to be fun event.

Just a couple things to keep in mind:

+ Soft, feather-free pillows only!
+ Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once.
+ Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras.
+ Remove glasses beforehand!
+ Deposit pillows in donation boxes or take them with you.
+ Pajamas welcome.

Not only is this an opportunity for great fun, but also a chance for good works. Last year Pillow Fight folks donated over 1500 pillows to homeless shelters in Brooklyn and the Bronx. So you might consider donaating your pillow this year.

Newmindspace also does a great job of cleaning up the park each year after all the fun has been had. If you're interested in volunteering for the cleanup crew, email [masked]

 

We'll be meeting on the Southeast corner of Fifth Ave and 8th Street, just one block from Washington Square Park. From there, we'll walk and then wreak a havoc wrought of pillows.

 

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  • Art

    So so fun!

    April 9, 2013

  • Lisa

    A blast as always.

    April 7, 2013

  • Bindu

    Hi Guys, this was lot of fun, and it was a beautiful weather....I enjoyed the company and hope to see you guys again

    April 6, 2013

  • Shawn

    For the folks who got here a little late, we're going to be regrouping on the corner of 8th street and fifth avenue at 4:30 to see if we want to continue or grab something to eat.

    April 6, 2013

  • Peng Z.

    Forgot earlier but I'm here now

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could be there !!

    April 6, 2013

  • JEremy K

    Hey where.is everyone at????

    April 6, 2013

    • Sharon

      I am here at 5th and 8

      April 6, 2013

  • Anthony Y.

    YESSSS!!!!

    April 6, 2013

  • Elizabeth S.

    Looks like a fun time and a great photo opp!

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work. Enjoy

    April 6, 2013

  • Shawn

    Ok, folks, I just sent out an email with the details and my contact info. If you haven't recieved it by late tomorrow morning, let me know and I'll send you a copy.

    April 6, 2013

  • Regina

    more a maybe... sounds fun!

    April 5, 2013

  • tillie

    I wish i could, i have to work

    April 5, 2013

  • Mike R.

    If you take your pillow fighting seriously:
    http://www.thefancy.com/things/268178121/Pillow-Fight-Gear

    1 · April 4, 2013

    • Carlos

      LOVE this! lol.

      April 4, 2013

  • Carlos

    Okay, I think that the turnout is getting big enough so that I can make this suggestion... Pillow Phalanx! That's right folks, if you are interested, we can form an old-school, Roman-style phalanx and march through delivering our pillowing fury. I am kind of a big Roman History buff and would be happy to organize a group into a simple formation and help other woul-be generals do the same. Not only would it be a fun experiment and great way to dominate the crowd, but it allow the inside of the formation to serve as a camping are for people to take pictures and video, or take a break from the action. So, WHO IS WITH ME!?

    3 · April 3, 2013

    • Mike R.

      ...and some red capes would be cool. There is a Party City a block away from my work, I'll go there today and see what they've got. If not we could maybe order some stuff and have it shipped overnight. Anyone onboard with this Roman idea want to get together tonight or tomorrow night? We can see what we can come up with for costuming, and maybe Carlos can leads us in some formation practices.

      April 4, 2013

    • Carlos

      I would be happy to. It is gonna depend a lot on how many people are in, but I have a couple of things in mind. If the group is too big we can break it up into a "Manipol", also know as "the Phallanx with joints". I need to freshen up on some of the basics but I would be down to meet tomorrow or early Saturday.

      April 4, 2013

  • Kevin K.

    Feather (heavy) pillows prohibited or foam only?

    March 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Then they must prepare to be plucked! HaHa

      1 · March 30, 2013

    • Mike R.

      I think they're discouraging feather pillows because they tend to break open and spew feathers everywhere. And remember this event is free and the clean-up is all done by volunteers, so be nice to them :)

      April 4, 2013

  • Camilla

    Never did anything like this!!! Will try to get a friend to join me!!!

    March 31, 2013

    • Amazingsharon

      Camilla if your friend cant make it come alone because once you reach there you wont feel like you're alone this happened to me my first time and I still had a blast.

      March 31, 2013

    • Mike R.

      yeah, come find the group, or come alone like I did my first year. It doesn't really matter because you'll get separated from your friends in the melee anyway.

      1 · April 4, 2013

  • Susan

    Hahaha! That sounds awesome, Carlos.

    April 3, 2013

    • Shawn

      I have to be honest and say that writing out the hahaha that way makes it sound like a sinister villain laugh in my head when I read it- which may be appropriate for Carlos' plan.

      3 · April 3, 2013

  • JEremy K

    Great idea Carlos...we will dine in hell!

    April 3, 2013

  • ayo

    can't wait!

    April 2, 2013

  • Francisco Arturo R.

    i am ready to hit it.

    April 1, 2013

  • Veronica

    Everything is happening this Saturday.

    April 1, 2013

  • Janu

    why not

    April 1, 2013

  • Lisa

    Anyone up for getting a bite after?

    March 27, 2013

    • Kevin K.

      The Marquess of Queensberry rules. No biting!

      1 · March 27, 2013

    • Lisa

      I see what you did there.. :p

      March 30, 2013

  • Susan

    Hey Shawn! Do you have somewhere in particular in/around union sq in mind for us to meet?

    March 25, 2013

    • Shawn

      Hey Susan, now that I've got the actual location, I've updated the details with where we'll actually meet- at an intersection about a block from Washington Square Park.

      March 27, 2013

    • Susan

      Thanks!

      March 27, 2013

  • Joel

    No question, yet, but saying hello and am new to group.

    March 26, 2013

    • Amazingsharon

      Hi Jel welcome to the group

      March 27, 2013

    • Joel

      Hello Sharon, Joel here, thanks for the warm welcome.

      March 27, 2013

  • Amazingsharon

    Location this year is at Union Square Park.

    March 25, 2013

    • Mike R.

      who did you hear that from?

      March 26, 2013

  • Chasity F.

    Pillow. Fight

    March 26, 2013

  • Debra m.

    Omg!!!! I've been told over and over to grow up.... With you guys in my corner now I don't have to!!!!

    4 · March 25, 2013

  • Simone M.

    Can't wait, I'm so excited. This will be my first pillow fight event

    March 25, 2013

  • Ryan W.

    Aggressive idea. Sure I'll try!

    March 25, 2013

  • Lisa

    I do this every year! Should be a blast!

    March 25, 2013

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