New York City Pillow Fight 2010 *fifth annual*
Saturday, April 3rd 2010 in Union Square at 3:00 PM

A massive pillow fight in New York City! Pillows fly and teddies soar as we converge on Union Square for a massive urban pillow fight! Swing and whack as you evade pillow-wielding assailants. Bring a non-feather pillow to Union Square and wait for the signal. Pillow fight!

This year's pillow fight is timed to coincide with pillow fights in cities all over the world. Learn more about World Pillow Fight Day. This event is promoted by Newmindspace.

The Rules
Feather-free pillows only! + Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once. + Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras. + Remove glasses beforehand! + The event is FREE and appropriate for ALL AGES. Wait until 3:00 to begin. + Soft pillows only!
Funky pillows and costumes encouraged :)

The Cleanup Effort: Pillows For Puppies!
We are pleased to announce the inaugural year of Pillows For Puppies (and Kittens!) We have arranged to donate leftover synthetic pillows to two Manhattan no-kill animal shelters to make bedding for puppies and kittens. There will be collection bins clearly marked, but please try to take your pillow with you if able. To volunteer, e-mail If you would like to help clean up, please bring some trash bags :) We will distribute gloves and brooms.

Video of the 2009 Pillow Fight (Wall Street)

Panorama of 2008 Pillow Fight (5000 people)

photo by Rob Boudon. Click to see full size.

Video of the 2007 Pillow Fight (2000 people)

Video by Rob Boudon

Video of the 2006 Pillow Fight (500 people)

Video by Andrew Baron, Rocketboom. Full-res video.

Contact: You can reach Newmindspace at love (at) newmindspace (dot) com