New York, NY, July 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Where: Union Square Park by the Gandhi Statue
located at Union Square West between 14 and 15 Streets
When: 5-7:30PM, Monday, August 5, 2013 –
7:15PM Peace Bell Ceremony
Join in A Peal for Peace Bell Ringing Project, a global event of ringing bells around the world for Peace and A World Without War. On Monday, August 5th, join a gathering by the Gandhi Statue in Union Square Park to commemorate the exact moment of the 68th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.
Beginning at 5PM, the public is invited to participate in sharing visions of Peace with poetry, dance and music. At 7:15PM, the exact moment of the Hiroshima bombing, there will be a Peace Bell Ringing Ceremony led by gong master Don Conreaux. Next to the Gandhi statue will stand a Peace Pole with the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” in English, Japanese, French, and Spanish.
Among the performers are Raging Grannies, Ray Korona, Russell Daisey, Barry Gruber of the Peaceniks, Hilario Soto, Eppei Ichimaru, Adele Rodier, Namaya, Zoe Kopp and more. Everyone is invited to bring bells to join in Peace Bell Ceremony. Afterwards, John Lennon’s song, “Imagine,” will be sung by all.
Bells will ring in numerous places around the world including, Hiroshima, Japan; Montreal, Canada; Christchurch, New Zealand; Cowra, Australia; Mexico City; San Francisco Theological Seminary and Bethel Woods Center of the Arts. Sharing the moment is the World Peace Bell Association, founded in Japan, which has installed over 20 Peace Bells in 16 countries. Among churches in NYC participating by ringing their bells are: The Riverside Church, St. John’s Lutheran Churc, Grace Church, and Middle Collegiate Church.
Universal Peace Day is a program of the NYC Peace Museum, and is supported by The World Peace Prayer Society, Bethel Woods Center of the Arts, Good News Broadcast, and We, the World.
Universal Peace Day (UPday), a program of the NYC Peace Museum, brings people around the world together to share their vision of peace and to transform a remembrance of horror into a rededication of life. The legacy of UPday, sponsored by Art For The People, began in 1984 in Central Park, where Peter Yarrow and others performed before a candle lighting ceremony at the exact moment of the Hiroshima bombing. Over the years, UPday events have taken place in numerous locations including: Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, Riverside Park, Battery Park, The Riverside Church, Church Center of the UN, Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, and the NY Buddhist Church.
For more information, contact SuZen: 917-607-4694 or Barry Gruber: 917-597-6046
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