Sheep In The City

We’re pleased to collaborate with the Basilica of Old Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on the corner of Prince and Mott Streets in Manhattan (map). Three young female sheep, called ewes, will be grazing the grounds of the cemetery adjacent to the Basilica.

COME VISIT between August 29th through October 3rd 2017. See the lambs from a gated area on Mulberry Street in the daylight  hours.

There is also a 24 hour webcam that can be found here (link coming hopefully).

2017 marks the 4th consecutive year that sheep are grazing the cemetery.  Having sheep in an urban setting provides an opportunity to bring a bit of Upstate NY, Hudson Valley agriculture to the nearby doorsteps of neighbors within the Soho community surrounding the Cathedral grounds.

SCHEDULE
all times approximate

  • AUG. 29 – OCT. 3 – Lambs mowing the Cemetery … growing sweaters… looking cute
  • SEPT. 14 – SEPT. 24 weekends including Friday 1-7PM  – Meet the Shepherd at The 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro (exact booth location TBA) Learn about growing fleece and making yarn, socks, jackets, felt and how to get Fine Wool from a sheep.
  • SEPT 15, 16 AND 17TH – FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY :
    1PM – 6PM – Spindle spinning, and frame loom weaving with Margot Becker of Margot Handwoven – www.margothandwoven.com
  • SEPT. 15TH AND 16TH – FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
    1PM – 7PM – Wheel spinning demonstrations by Mariepaule from Cottage on the Hudson.
    1PM – 5PMSATURDAY ONLY – Needle felting with Arturo from Cottage on the Hudson.
  • SEPT 17TH – SUNDAY
    1-3 PM
      Wheel spinning demonstrations by Mariepaule from Cottage on the Hudson.
  • SEPT. 22 ND AND 23 RD – FRIDAY AND SATURDAY:
    1PM – 7 PM –
    Wheel spinning demonstrations by Mariepaule from Cottage on the Hudson.
    1PM – 5PMSATURDAY ONLY – Needle felting with Arturo from Cottage on the Hudson.
    1PM – 6PM – Spindle spinning, and frame loom weaving with Margot Becker of Margot Handwoven – www.margothandwoven.com
  • SEPT 24TH – SUNDAY
    1-7PM –
    ‘friends of light’
    will demonstrate their process and provide weaving tools for those who wish to participate and learn.

    ‘friends of light’ is a New York-based worker cooperative that develops and produces jackets woven to form on looms of their own creation. Their wool yarns are developed in close collaboration with Buckwheat Bridge Angoras in Elizaville, New York.

    1-3 PM   Wheel spinning demonstrations by Mariepaule from Cottage on the Hudson.