Media spreads the word on the park's free scarf program on Valentine's Day.
On Valentine’s Day this year, visitors to Bryant Park were intrigued to find that chairs, lamp posts, and monuments around the park sported colorful knit scarves, each with the tag “Found But Not Lost” inviting chilly park-goers to take it home.
It was the second year for the Found But Not Lost program, in which scarves created by teachers and students at Bryant Park Knits are made available for park visitors. Bryant Park Knits meets weekly during the summer on the park’s Upper Terrace, and is led by instructors from Knitty City. Those sessions get the program off to a great start, then students and instructors at Knitty City do the rest.
Found but Not Lost attracted the attention of various media outlets this year, and generated highly appealing news segments. NY1 featured an interview with our own Alice Cashman, Associate Director of Events, who has managed Bryant Park Knits since its inception. WFUV also had some great comments from folks who took the opportunity to grab an impromptu Valentine’s Day gift.
We thank Knitty City for their dedication in getting this program up and running and helping us find success so quickly. Remember, you can help next year: Bryant Park Knits starts up again in June, and participants will immediately begin working on more scarves. Keep an eye on MidCity News and our events calendar for more information as summer approaches.
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