Wreath Laying Ceremony 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024, 1 - 1:30pm

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Wreath Laying 2024

We cordially invite you to the annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the statue of Peter Cooper with President Laura Sparks to commemorate Peter Cooper’s birthday! The ceremony will be followed by refreshments outdoors. Alumni, faculty, staff and students are welcome!

Thursday, February 22
1:00-1:30 p.m. EST

Cooper Triangle Park
Cooper Square & 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10003

This event is presented as part of Cooper Together 2024Click here to see the schedule of planned events.

Questions? Please contact Helen Freeman of the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at helen.freeman@cooper.edu. 

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.