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Time: September 19, 2010 from 2pm to 6pm
Location: UN-New Haven Peace Garden at West River
Street: Ella Grasso Boulevard and Legion Avenue
City/Town: New Haven
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/m…
Phone: (203) 777-2192
Event Type: celebration
Organized By: Stacy Spell <email@example.com>
Latest Activity: Sep 10, 2010
The West River Neighborhood Services Corporation (WRNSC) and the City of New Haven Peace Commission are co-sponsoring their Fifth Annual United Nations International Day of Peace event. The theme of this year’s event is New Haven a Peace Messenger City: Standing Together for Peace.
New Haven was designated as a Peace Messenger City in 1985. The Peace Garden at West River was established in 2000, and is one of only a few places in the world where the United Nations emblem is displayed on land not owned and controlled by the UN. “We are joining millions of people around the world in coming together to call for worldwide peace. We are joining the thousands in our city and our region standing together for peace in our city, in our homes, in our neighborhoods, in our lives,” declared Reverend Kevin Ewing, president of the West River organization.
The event, which is free and open to the general public, will feature local talent including the Cooperative High School jazz band, Michael Mills and Drums No Guns, Jazz Folks, alternative rock by Unwanted, spoken word artists Blest, Knowledge and Jus B, gospel, R&B, yoga and meditation exercises, plus activities for children.
Free parking will be available on site.
The West River neighborhood is a participant in The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s Neighborhood of Choice initiative.
In case of rain, the event will be held the following Sunday, Sept. 26, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Peace Garden.