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2017 Peace Lanterns Festival

Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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HarborLAB and The Buddhist Council of New York invite you to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace (http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/) with a day of meditation, yoga, teachings, dance, crafts, and kayaking!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please email volunteer@harborlab.org to help with any aspect of the program. We’ll forward your information to the most suitable partner. Some needs include:

* artists and graphics professionals (helping the public to decorate lanterns, face painting, sign making, henna tattooing, making postcards and flyers, and more)
* water safety crew (experienced kayakers, certified life guards, certified kayak instructors)
* general help (desk attendants, messengers, food distributors to feed volunteers, people to carry boats, enabling inclusive physical access, etc.)

There will be volunteer opportunities in the weeks leading up to the event as well as the day itself!

See the 2016 event here:


Bonus: We’ll try to partner with companies to educate on UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer:

The fun-filled and fulfilling day at Gantry Plaza State Park culminates in prayers and reflections from interfaith clergy, civic leaders, and scientists, followed by a beautiful floating lantern ceremony on the East River, across from the United Nations.


11AM: Volunteers gather at HarborLAB (53-21 Vernon Blvd, LIC, NY 11101) to finalize preparations for the day.

1130AM: Volunteers begin set up in Gantry Plaza State Park.

2PM-6PM: Free kayaking, guided meditation, yoga, lantern decorating, arts and crafts, and more.

6PM: Afrodancercize with Siren Protectors of the Rainforest.

630PM: Interfaith prayers, Philosophical, and Civic Speakers.

730-830PM: Floating Lanterns Ceremomy.

9PM-11PM: Volunteers clean up and pack away, return to HarborLAB.


Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Address: 4-09 47th Rd
Long Island City, NY 10007 United States

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