Events

Learn how to turn cotton into yarn and fabric with local artist, Iviva Olenick, using cotton grown in Washington Park in collaboration with Director of Gardens, Sam Lewis.

Stop by between 11am-1pm on Saturday, October 9th during the Kings County Fiber Festival for a demonstration of ginning, carding, spinning and to try your hand at weaving.

Sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by BAC (the Brooklyn Arts Council).

The Kings County Fiber Festival returns to OSH & Washington Park for it’s 10th year!

Spend the day with natural fiber artists, crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners and weavers in the annual fiber festival. The full day event will include a marketplace for independent fiber artists from the tri-state area.

During the Festival, we host the “Make Warm Hats for the Homeless” hat drive. Make a hat for someone who really needs your help this winter. Bring your hat donation, in an individual plastic bag, to the Festival donation table. We will deliver the hats to group homes, shelters and soup kitchens within New York City. Last year we collected over 600 hats.

Apply to be a vendor here.

Featured photo: ShirstyCat.

Artists of all skill levels (including beginners) are welcome to join us in the Great Room on the 2nd floor of the Old Stone House for this 3 hour session with a professional life model. The session will include short and long poses.

Bring your favorite supplies(no oils or sprays please) and get sketching! Drawing boards will be provided.

Seating is limited and proof of vaccination is required for entry.

Unfortunately the Great Room is not wheelchair accessible.

Get your ticket via Eventbrite.

Join us to craft the 4th Ave Yarn Bomb, a fun activity to celebrate art and community on 4th Ave in Park Slope and Gowanus! The 2021 theme is Protecting the Earth/Climate Change.

Community crafting sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5 pm -7 pm in the North Garden (off of 3rd Street) though August and September. Please bring your own supplies, open to all who knit, crochet, or weave.

The yarn bomb will be installed on October 2- 3 before the Kings County Fiber Festival on October 9.

Participants can also craft at home and drop-off pieces in October. Email fofa@parkslopeciviccouncil.org for more info.

Supported by Arts Gowanus, Why Not Art?, and the Park Slope Civic Council.