Your wish for happiness in the Oosterpark

Published on Friday, September 9News

On Sunday 9 October, the Oosterpark will be the stage for a special work of art for a day. A work of art that brings happiness and connects people. Do you participate by sending a wish?

The artwork consists of 500 cheerful little figurines and is called ‘PHiNG-THiNGs’. There is a wish for happiness on each figurine. And you decide which one. Send your wish to the artist no later than September 16 by emailing

What do you wish someone else?
So: what is your wish for someone else? Party every day, a life full of adventure, lots of sun and little rain? All is well, as long as it is serious. Your wish appears on one or more statuettes and you make a stranger happy with it.

About PHiNG-THiNGs
The figurines are a design by artist Gert-Jan Vlaming. This year they will be made in a workshop for vulnerable people in IJburg. Also last year the statuettes made people happy in the Oosterpark and before that in London. More information can be found at

The artwork in the Oosterpark is subsidized by the Oost district.