Massive pillow fight to take place in Washington Square Park in April
On Saturday, April 15, grab your pillow and head to Washington Square Park. Judging by recent ad on Facebook, the free annual pillow fight event is back.
The theme for this year's event has yet to be announced (the 2019 theme was Space Ponies, and then the pillow fight was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic). The party will last a total of two hours (from 15:00 pm to 17:00 pm) at Washington Square Park. The event will take place shortly after International Pillow Wrestling Day, which falls on the first Saturday in April.
Besides having a soft pillow, there are a few other rules you will need to follow for maximum enjoyment. Among them: don't hit hard, don't hit people without pillows or with cameras, and take off your glasses before a fight. Everything is quite logical.
On the subject: In New York, you can't cut mattress tags: this strange law has a very logical reason.
The 2019 event was sponsored by the Mattress Firm. They even provided pillows. They were sold for $5, the money went to help orphans.
Here's how it was in 2019:
PS If you really want to feel the spirit of pillow wrestling, wear pajamas to the event!