Join/Renew Your Membership

BAKG membership dues are $35 paid annually.The membership period is January 1 through December 31.  Dues paid in the fourth quarter of the year will be applied to the following year’s membership. To become a member of BAKG or renew your membership, please complete the fillable membership form here,...

Benefits of Membership

In addition to meeting other knitters, making new friends, and enjoying a shared learning experience, becoming a member of the Big Apple Knitters Guild comes with a host of other benefits.  Membership benefits include: Free attendance at our ten monthly general meetings each year Subscription to City Purls—the guild’s...

Thank you BAKG!

Recipients of our charity work often express their gratitude: May 27, 2016 Dear Ms Levytska and Big Apple Knitters Guild members, On behalf of the Social Work Department, Women’s Health Staff, and our patient population here at North Central Bronx Hospital, I want to express our gratitude for your donation of blankets,...

Charity Projects

The Big Apple Knitters Guild has a strong commitment to knitting for people in need, and generously contributes their hand-knit items to several programs.  The charitable organizations and projects that the guild currently supports are: Knitter Knockers:  Hand-knit soft, comfortable breast prosthetics for breast cancer survivors. Their website provides...

Meeting Location

General Meetings of the Big Apple Knitters Guild are held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at: All Souls Unitarian Church (Friendship Hall) 1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th and 80th Streets) New York, New York 10075 Transportation: Train: #6 to 77th Street station; #4 or 5 to 86th Street...

Meeting Schedule

The Big Apple Knitters Guild meets on the second Saturday of every month, from 2 to 5 pm (unless otherwise specified) from September through June.  Our general meetings include: Featured Guest Speakers—learn the latest from experts in the knitting world! Show and Tell—present your finished projects to an appreciative...

Our Mission

The mission of BAKG was established by the guild’s founders. BAKG is dedicated to: Preserving and supporting the art of knitting Fostering awareness and appreciation of, as well as respect for knitting and its place among other fiber arts Educating all those who want to learn and/or perfect their...

Our History

The Big Apple Knitters Guild (BAKG) was founded in 1991 by a small group of intrepid knitters, who met initially at members’ homes, the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, and the Jefferson Market Library in Manhattan. Many of the guild’s ongoing events and traditions were initiated in...

Board Members

Helene Young, President president@bakg.org Rosa Gentile, Vice President vp@bakg.org Gopa Shah, Treasurer treasurer@bakg.org Barbara Becker, Recording Secretary recordingsec@bakg.org Linda Broudy, Membership Secretary membership@bakg.org Halyna Levytska, Charity Chair charity@bakg.org Nikki Kowalski, Education Chair education@bakg.org Susan S. Simon, Librarian librarian@bakg.org Norine Grodin, Member...