A celebration of activism, protest, and hope for the future
At 6pm on Thursday August 2nd, in memory of the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Peace and Justice Center will be hosting our Songs of Hope Concert in Battery Park. This special event for all ages will include:
- Food from local vendors (feel free to bring your own picnic food as well!)
- Origami crane-making
- Face painting
- And of course, live musical acts: Susie Smolen, EliJah Kraatz, and Eric George!
This event is Free!
At 8:15 PM there will be a march down to the waterfront where we will hold a candlelight ceremony and sail candle boats onto the lake.
On August 6th 1945 at 8:15 AM, 75,000 men, women, and children were instantly killed in the city of Hiroshima. Three days later, at 11:01 AM in Nagasaki, nearly 40,000 more died without warning. In order to fulfill our mission to create a just and peaceful world, the PJC is hosting this hopeful and positive event renouncing war and embracing goodwill towards all mankind, knowing that peace can win over violence, and that love can overcome hate.