Perkasie Borough worked with over 100 local artists, crafters and volunteers to celebrate spring in a very unique way in 2018: we transformed Menlo Park with a “Yarn Bloom”. The Perkasie Yarn Bloom was 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 is 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. Leftover donated yarn was donated to Project Linus (creating security one blanket at a time) and to a Perkasie church for use in making prayer shawls.
Many people visited the Bloom during the Borough’s Earth Day celebration which took place from 1pm-4pm on April 21st. www.perkasieborough.org/our-events/earth-day for more information.
Thank you to the following organizations and groups who helped to decorate the park. And to individuals across the area – too numerous to list – who have helped design, create and install this beautiful and quirky exhibition.
Bloom Flower Co., Perkasie; Brady Landscaping, Perkasie; Bucks County 4-H Alpaca Club, Callowhill Alpaca Farm, Hilltown, Chimayo Gallery & Gift Shop, Perkasie, Cosgrove Music Studios, Perkasie; Curves of Dublin, Girl Scout Troop #2772, Hidden Meadows, The “Hilltown Haberdashers”, Hilltown; Perkasie Garden Club; Pennridge High School Honor Society and Key Club; Perkasie Library; Perkasie Park & Rec Board; Perkasie Towne Improvement Association; The Red Tent Circle at the AHA Studio for Integrative Therapies, Rita’s Italian Ice, Perkasie, ServPro,Upper Bucks, The “Shady Ladies”, Shadywood Village, Perkasie, Ten Thousand Flower Project; Upper Bucks Fiber Fanatics.
CALL FOR HELP!
If you are able to help with any of the following, please contact the Borough’s Event Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-257-5065.
VOLUNTEERS: to help remove the installation on May 24th. Please click this link to sign up for a slot on Thursday May 24th.
Visit facebook.com/ PERKASIE YARN BLOOM for beautiful photos of this event.
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.