Remember those days long ago sitting on your bed and starting a pillow fight with your unsuspecting sleepover guest? If you really got into it, feathers would soon be floating everywhere, turning your room into a grand snow globe. If you miss those bygone days and long for some hypo-allergenic down tussling, and you live in NYC, your in luck.
Saturday, April 3, 2010 is New York City’s 5th Annual Pillow Fight Day, brought to you by NewMindSpace. As per the event description:
“Pillows fly and teddies soar as you converge for a giant urban pillow fight! Swing and whack as you evade pillow-wielding assailants. Bring a soft pillow and wait for the signal. Pillow fight!
Rules: Please follow these guidelines to ensure a safe and fun pillow fight for everybody!
+ Soft pillows only!
+ Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once.
+ Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras.
+ Remove glasses beforehand!
+ Deposit pillows in donation boxes or take them with you.
+ Pajamas welcome.
Cleanup: Please eliminate your use of feathers. As the pillow fight grows in size, so does the mess. By participating, you are pledging to clean up twice the mess you made.
This year, pillows will be collected and donated to a midtown no-kill animal shelter to make bedding for rescued dogs and cats.”
Not only does it sound like a blast, donations are made for a great cause.
If your up for more fun afterwards you can attend the official after party: NewMindSpace 5 Year Anniversary.
To hear other NewMindSpace events, make sure to join the mailing list. If you want to know the location for the pillow fight, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out!
It looks to be a massive event, they already have 10,692 people say they will be attending (as of today) on their Facebook page.