On Saturday, April 16, pick up a pillow and head over to Washington Square Park to kick off spring with a feathery party. Thanks to a recent Facebook announcement, it looks like the free annual event is returning after a two year hiatus due to prior cancellations in response to COVID-19.
This year’s theme has yet to be released (the 2019 theme was Space Ponies) but it is expected to run for a total of two hours in Washington Square Park, shortly following International Pillow Fight Day which is on the first Saturday in April.
Aside from needing a soft pillow, there are a few other rules you’ll have to adhere to for maximum fun, including: swinging lightly, not swinging at people without pillows or with cameras, and taking off your glasses before the fight. All fairly logical rules.
The 2019 sleepover staple-turned-event was sponsored by Mattress Firm and even provided pillows for a $5 donation that went towards the company’s foster kid program.
Here’s a look at 2019’s epic event:
P.S., if you’re really feeling the pillow fight spirit, pajamas are more than welcome!
Also published on Medium.