Perkasie Borough is working with local artists, crafters and volunteers to celebrate spring in a very unique way in 2018. We are planning to transform Menlo Park with a “Yarn Bloom”. The Perkasie Yarn Bloom is part of an international “yarn bombing” movement, where artists use yarn crafts like knitting, crochet, weaving, embroidery, pompom making, braiding etc – to temporarily decorate and embellish trees, signposts, benches and other street furniture.
The focus of the Yarn Bloom will be a large, temporary art installation by local artist and lifelong Perkasie resident, Tim Gibson. This artwork will be reminiscent of the design for Perkasie’s new mural that will be painted behind Borough Hall in June and will be an opportunity for residents to preview the mural project.
The Yarn Bloom will be open for visitors between April 21st and May 24th. Some pieces on fences and posts will remain in place longer. Artwork will be repurposed in future installations and some pieces donated to animal shelters for bedding and toys.
Visit the Bloom during the Borough’s Earth Day celebration which will take place from 1pm-4pm on April 21st.
CALL FOR HELP!
If you are able to help with any of the following, please contact the Borough’s Event Coordinator at email@example.com or 215-257-5065.
VOLUNTEERS: for installation on April 20th. Please click this link to sign up for a slot on Friday April 20th, even an hour or two is helpful, but feel free to sign up for multiple slots!
CRAFTERS: We are seeking the help of needle crafters (knit, crochet, latch hook, embroidery, cross stitch etc) as we prepare for this exciting installation. We have opportunities to join community craft sessions, and patterns for individuals who would rather help from home.
FREE community craft sessions will take place at Chimayo Gallery on 7th St at these times: 4pm-5:30pm on Jan 19; 1pm-3pm on Feb 7; 6:30pm-8pm on Mar 14, AND at the Perkasie Library on Arthur Avenue, from 6:00pm–8:30pm on April 12th.
DONATIONS: We are no longer collecting yarn. Donations of the following items may be left at Borough Hall between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm, or at Chimayo Gallery on 7th St in the evenings.
In any shade of BRIGHT PINK, BLUE, ORANGE, and YELLOW
- old scarves, sweaters and knit/crochet blankets
- knitted or crochet pieces approx 20″ x 50″ (can be pieced together)
- pompoms and knit/crochet FLOWERS in all shapes and sizes
In any shade of GREEN:
- macrame or knit/crochet flower “stems”: approx 4″ x 12″-24″ long
SPONSORS: We have some interesting marketing opportunities at this event, and expect significant news coverage. Businesses interested in sponsoring this event, please contact the Borough’s Event Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-257-5065.
Visit facebook.com/ PERKASIE YARN BLOOM for more information and for dates and times of FREE Community Craft Sessions.
Below is a description of last year’s (2017) Earth Day celebration.
Perkasie Borough is working with engineering firm, Gilmore & Associates to construct a large “Pop-Up Park” in the center of Perkasie. The park will remain all day on Saturday April 22nd and Sunday April 23rd, 2017 and will be the focal point for the Borough’s Earth Day celebrations.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Saturday April 22nd, 2017. Park open from 12:00pm – 9:00pm
12pm: Ribbon cutting ceremony. The park is formally open to the public.
12:30pm – 2:00pm: Live music (TBD)
12:30pm – 4:00pm: Crafts and family activities provided by ServPro
6:30pm – 8:30pm: Evening Reception. Cash bar by Free Will Brewing Company. Food trucks.
Sunday April 23rd. Park open from 9:00am – 5:00pm
12:00pm – 4:30pm: Environmental Fair and Interactive Exhibits
12:00pm – 4:30pm: PA WoodMobile provided by the PA Dept. of Agriculture Hardwoods Development Council
12:00pm – 4:30pm: Crafts and family activities provided by ServPro
2:00pm – 4:00pm: World Music and Musical Instruments by Daria
Thank you to the following local and national businesses that are making this event possible.
Gilmore & Associates
Free Will Brewing
The Tree Authority
General Recreation, Inc.