NUTLEY, NJ - A yarn bomber left their work on the iron fence on the Vincent Pl. side of Essex County Yantacaw Park in Nutley just ahead of LGBT Pride month.

A TAPinto Nutley reader captured the work with a smartphone photo. The bombing, in the shape of a heart, features the LGBT Pride rainbow.

Yarn bombing, for those not familiar with the art form, is a type of street art that uses colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn instead of other mediums. The works are usually incorporated into the existing street scape and make use of things like fences (like the Nutley one), tree branches, street signs, and bicycle racks. 

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June is LGBT Pride month. Often called Gay Pride month, it was first marked in the Township of Nutley in 2019 when a resolution was passed by the Board of Commissioners. The goal of the month is to promote  self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements.

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