Bryant Park becomes Sheep Meadow as 30 wooly animals graze on lawn 

Bryant Park was transformed into a wool installation to celebrate the launch of HRH Prince of Wales campaign for Wool in the USA. Dog Z the Chow meets the sheep. photos diane cohen

Diane L Cohen

Bryant Park was transformed into a wool installation to celebrate the launch of HRH Prince of Wales campaign for Wool in the USA.

The Bryant Park lawn looked more like the Sheep Meadow Thursday as a flock of wooly livestock took over the famous green space for the day.

The thirty sheep were brought in to launch the Campaign for Wool, an effort by Prince Charles to promote the wool industry in the United States.

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Dog Z the Chow meets the sheep.

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The sheep’s visit was the first time this many animals have been in Bryant Park.

“We’ve got plenty of water and hay for them, and they’re loving it. I think they’re in their element,” said campaign spokeswoman Sabrina Lynch of the 30 sheep brought down from a farm in upstate New York for the event.

The Bryant Park Corporation signed off on the event – the first time they’ve ever hosted “live animals of this quantity,” according to spokesman Joe Carella – after the local community board voted unanimously in favor of hosting it.

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The 30 sheep were brought down from a farm in upstate New York.

“One reason why this is working out is the lawn is about to be transformed into the ice rink, so the quality of the lawn really would not be a question at this point,” Carella said. “I don’t think it would have been appropriate for any other time of the year.”

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Bryant Park was transformed into a wool installation on Thursday.

The Bryant Park fountain was also filled with wool, and the organizers showed off carpeting, bedding, and other wool products.

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