CODE RED! Yarn Bomb for Climate Action on 4th Ave
The 4th Ave Yarn Bomb, now in its 3rd year, proclaims “CODE RED!” to call attention to the Climate Change Emergency impacting our Brooklyn community, our country and the world. Flood, fire, rising sea levels and other extreme weather can’t be ignored. Stretching over 30 feet long and 10 feet high, the colorful, eclectic Yarn Bomb panels illustrate climate change consequences by combining a variety of inventive fiber art creations that reflect both negative consequences (fire, dead birds, flooding) and the ideal of a cleaner, healthier planet (sun, flowers) with a call to action. Created by scores of community artists using new and recycled materials, the Yarn Bomb will be a daily climate crisis reminder, prominently displayed across the wide fence on the 4th Avenue border of Gowanus and Park Slope 4th Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets.
Installation Day, Saturday October 2, will be a community event, with an open call for community assistance. Local environmental activists groups are invited to join in, sharing specific advocacy ideas and activities. The Yarn Bomb installation will weave information, education and advocacy into the fiber art display. The Yarn Bomb is a free, community art installation, open to all and will be on view from Saturday Oct 2 (rain date Oct 3) to November 15, 2021. We hope that the site will be a location/background for additional climate change actions. After the initial installation, selected yarn bomb panels will be available for use by other community groups.
Community partners: Arts Gowanus, Forth on Fourth Ave (FOFA), a Committee of the Park Slope Civic Council, The Old Stone House, Textile Arts Center, Why Not Art and scores of community artists/knitters/crafters/yarn bombers, including yarn bomb artists (Ellie d’Eustachio, Carmen Paulino) and climate artist/activists (Julie Peppito)
Contact for questions or to get involved: Grace Freedman or SJ Avery (email@example.com); Instagram info posted on @whynotartnyc
We ask environmental advocacy groups to please RSVP to organizers above for details/confirmation about participation.