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International Day of Peace Celebration~ A FREE event

Yoga - Meditation - Family Concert - Kids’ Activities

Join Music Together and many local partners for a free family festival to celebrate world peace on the United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21, 2013. Enter Hartford's beautiful Elizabeth Park for a day of family, music, and community.

They will start the day like they do at the United Nations, with the ringing of bells performed by The Conduit Center of East Hartford. The celebration will culminate with an incredible version of Music Together’s classic song for peace, “May All Children.” In between, stretch to the sky with a morning meditation led by West Hartford Yoga. Raise your voice along with local band Auburn Mode and Music Together recording artist “Uncle Gerry” Dignan. Hear inspiring words from local State Senator Beth Bye.

Peace, Love & Music Together is an open invitation for babies, children, and their grownups to experience the power of making Music Together in community. See and be seen—at this first annual peace scene!

Schedule of Events:

10 AM:
Good Morning, Connecticut!

-A powerful Gong opening ceremony is offered by The Conduit Center,

-Family-friendly morning yoga session led by our friends at West Hartford Yoga (bring a mat or something to practice on).


11 AM:
Welcome, Everyone!

-Drums converge from around the world

-International Peace Belt Arrives

-Words from Honoree CT Senator Beth Bye

-Welcome Address by Kenneth K. Guilmartin: Founder/Director, Music Together
Composer of "May All Children" *
*You'll have a chance to learn more about their signature song and be ready to raise your voice with hundreds of others.


11:30 AM – 1 PM:
Celebration Continues...

-Songs for peace from local musicians

-Toe-tapping folk fusion music by local band and Partner in Peace The Auburn Mode

-Music Together Family Concert led by THE "Uncle Gerry" Dignan

-Performances by actors from  the National Theater of the Deaf, students from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.

......and more!

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  • Alissa M.

    It was an inspiring community gathering.

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Alissa M.

    Medicinehorse is going to be signing with Wolf Moon Medicine Drum here. We will hear many traditional Native American songs.

    September 17, 2013

  • Lynne

    **I cannot attend this event due to a scheduling conflict, but DONT LET THAT STOP YOU FROM RSVP AND ATTENDING!!! I advise you go at the beginning of the event at 10AM and stay for as long as you wish.

    September 3, 2013

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