Hearst Plaza | Lincoln Center
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Join us with family, friends and an open heart, and share your wish for a better world.Feel inspired by music and dance, and float a lantern for peace.Add your light to the light of others.
1-5 p.m. Daytime Lantern Floating and Performances
7 p.m. Special Closing Ceremony and Performances
- 1:15 p.m. Shinnyo Taiko Drumming Ensemble
- 2:00 p.m. Decoda Music
- 2:45 p.m. Students of The LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts
- 3:15 p.m. Students of The Dalton School
- 3:30 p.m. The Brooklyn Youth Chorus
- 4:15 p.m. Dance performance choreographed by Abdur-Rahim Jackson
- 5:30 p.m. Daytime Lantern Floating concludes
- Her Holiness Shinso Ito and spiritual delegation begin procession, joined by Alphonso Horne
- Shinnyo Taiko Drumming Ensemble
- Alphonso Horne
- New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan and Craig Hall perform "After the Rain," choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon
- Perfomers of The Juilliard School
- Performance by The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, students from The Juilliard School, Shinnyo Taiko Drummers and others, of an original arrangement by Curtis Moore
- Vocal performances by T. Oliver Reed and Nazarria Workman
- Evening Lantern Floating concludes
Join us at the 2014 Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace
On Sunday, Sept. 21, Shinnyo-en invites you to join us at the second "Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace." This special occasion will take place at the Paul Milstein Reflecting Pool at Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center, and is free and open to the public.
The Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace coincides with the International Day of Peace and the opening of the U.N. General Assembly. Civic, interfaith and community leaders, along with New Yorkers and visitors of all ages, will have an opportunity to share messages for our collective quest for peace with lantern floating, live music and cultural performances at one of the most iconic settings in New York City.In addition, during this day-long, family-friendly event, you will can construct a paper lantern, inscribe it with a personal message of peace and set it afloat on the reflecting pool.At sunset, Her Holiness Shinso Ito, the head priest of Shinnyo-en and one of the highest-ranking woman Buddhist leaders in the world, will preside over a special closing Lantern Floating ceremony, also open to the public. Hundreds of the LED candle-lighted paper lanterns will be floated on the water, illuminating Hearst Plaza in a uniquely captivating visual experience in New York City.The Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace is meant to inspire a spirit of harmony and compassion that transcends all boundaries of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, and religious tradition - and empower people to create a stronger force for peace in our families, our communities, and globally. We hope you will join us!
*Lanterns provided on a first come, first served basis. Shinnyo-en will be filming this event for documentary and archival purposes. Your images, voices and creations (e.g., lanterns) may appear in photographs and audiovisual recordings, which we may broadcast later or distribute on websites, in a book, documentary film or use in any other manner and media. By attending the event, you grant us the right to include your image, voice and creations in and in connection with these recordings.
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