Cost of Admission: Suggested donation $10 for Non-Members
Note: This program is limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required.
Best known as the man who secretly rigged a wire between the towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit has performed on the high wire at majestic sites all over the world, including Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Lincoln Center and Grand Central Station. He personally rigs every wire on which he walks and has thus become a self-taught engineer and Master Rigger. His life depends on knots.
In Philippe’s Knot-Tying Workshop at the Arboretum, you’ll learn hands on: a vicious knot no one can untie, the best one to join ropes of different diameters, a shoelace knot that won’t loosen, an improvised set of handcuffs and, of course, how to tie your camel to a palm tree while still being ready in a half a second to flee an attacking horde.
Photo Credit: Howard Schatz