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Celebrate World Wide Knitting in Public Day

The perfect kick-off to a summer of knitting and crocheting in Bryant Park.

The traditional season opener for Bryant Park Knits, World Wide Knitting in Public Day takes place this Saturday, June 13. This is the fifth year the park has hosted the event, and we invite all knitters and crocheters to come to the Upper Terrace (across from the Bryant Park Grill) from 2:30pm-4:30pm to celebrate. Socialize, exchange ideas, and perhaps get some help on a current project from fellow knitting enthusiasts. Instructors from Knitty City will be on hand to help beginners, but knitters of all ages and skill levels are welcome.

Emcee duties will be shared by Melanie and Deborah Gall, known as the Savvy Girls, from Alberta, Canada. This year, we’ve added speed knitting and speed crocheting contests, which begin at 2:30pm and include prizes for the winners. Then at 3:15pm, Melanie Gall will perform some knitting songs from the World War I and World War II eras, after which the microphone will be open to anyone with a knitting-themed poem, song, or story. Proud creators of knitted items will also have a chance to strut their stuff at Show and Tell at 3:45pm.

Bryant Park Knits begins in earnest on Tuesday, June 16, from 1:30pm-3pm. As in years past, Knitty City will run the program, providing free instruction and free use of yarn and needles to participants. Classes return each Tuesday through August 25. The program has exploded in popularity – last year, more than 700 people participated and we set a one-day attendance record of 73 - so we advise you to reserve your spot by calling Knitty City at 212-787-5896 to pre-register. You can also always take a chance and drop by. 

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