Pillow Fight NYC 2015

On the first beautiful Saturday afternoon of this month, I planned to meet with a couple of friends to go to Pillow Fight NYC 2015. , organized by New Mind Space . My friends really wanted me to go and since I was going to be in Manhattan for the Macy’s Flower Show anyway I thought, “Why not?” . I’ve never gone to an event like this and if I get to unwind by beating the crap out of strangers that will make it all the more amazing.

The event was held in Washington Square Park and the mission was to bring new pillows to the fight and after you use them for fighting, to donate them to homeless shelters in the Bronx , Brooklyn and Manhattan. It was a three-hour long pillow fight with people in pajamas, mascot costumes and cosplay outfits. Once the fight started, so did the screaming and people began chasing the mascots around the park giving them the supreme beat down. Those poor mascots! The park continued to fill up even the planned event was counting down to the end.

After about an hour, the air become white and cloudy from the pillows breaking open by people who were taking this more seriously than me. Fluff was everywhere, on our clothes, on the ground, on my lashes! It was a great break during my hectic Saturday for a good cause and I think I will revisit again next year because I definitely didn’t get enough shots in. All though I hear that this event happens around the world yearly, I haven’t seen any footage from the other sites, yet. It was definitely a great big kid moment, that is, once I found my friends. Watch the video below to see me caught in corner trying to get through the mêlée, the funniest parts are the conversations picked up in the video. Would you join in on the pillow fight if invited ?

 

Rendezvous en New York

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  24 comments for “Pillow Fight NYC 2015

  1. April 20, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    Yes that looked like fun

    • April 21, 2015 at 1:51 AM

      I was overwhelmed by the size of it . It was fun. Next time I won’t be recording so there will be no mercy on them, lol!

  2. April 21, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    What a hoot! Bet that got rid of any residual introverted feelings! All signed up for the next course. Thanks for the thumbs up.

    • April 21, 2015 at 10:31 AM

      No problem! I got rid of some, the rest will be resolved at yoga or something,lol!

  3. April 23, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    We need to get one of these arranged in my area, that looks and sounded way to cool.

    • April 23, 2015 at 2:04 PM

      There might have been one since its held on the same day each year, I believe ,the first Saturday in April. It was huge I wish I had gotten a better view from where I was.

  4. April 23, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Wow, that looks so fun!!! I don’t think we have this event here in Europe, never heard of it in France anyway. Of course I would join!!!!!!!

    • April 23, 2015 at 6:03 PM

      You should do a search because when I looked up the beginnings, it was described as a world event. Hope you get a chance to participate!

      • April 23, 2015 at 6:10 PM

        Yes me too!! I work with young people engaged in social action so it would be great if we ever got this here in Paris.

        • April 23, 2015 at 6:29 PM

          It was mostly students from New York University in ours. What kind of social action could you link to it in Paris? Here it was homelessness. That would be cool to do there near the Arc de Triomphe, it resembles the arch in our park here, twin pillow fights.

  5. April 25, 2015 at 3:48 AM

    Damn. That’s not the New York I grew up in. I’d have joined in in a minute. Still would, now I think about it.

    • April 25, 2015 at 8:30 AM

      You can always join next year right? Make a trip to visit home around that time just to beat people silly with some pillows. Haha!

  6. April 25, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    That looks like fun! Thanks for sharing your story at Inspire Me Mondays!

    • April 25, 2015 at 9:48 PM

      Thank you for stopping by, your compliment means a lot! Do you have any critique on the post itself? I’d love any feedback you could give.

  7. April 28, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Wow. Looks like a lot of fun. And for a great cause!

    • April 28, 2015 at 9:45 PM

      Yes it was fun. The cause was the best part, I can’t sleep without a decent pillow. Would you participate?

  8. Jim
    October 31, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    that looked like a lotta fun

    • October 31, 2015 at 1:37 PM

      It was fun. Hopefully I’ll make it next year as well.

      • Jim
        October 31, 2015 at 2:05 PM

        that would be grand.

        • October 31, 2015 at 2:10 PM

          It was totally random that I found out about it this year so I’ll be prepared.

          • Jim
            October 31, 2015 at 3:20 PM

            what a nice surprise to find out then

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