Annual Event on September 28th

Kite Flight for Peace & Human Rights 2019, FDR Four Freedoms Park

Updated 3 weeks ago
Kite Flight for Peace & Human Rights 2019, FDR Four Freedoms Park

Every September, coordinated with the International Day of Peace, FDR Four Freedoms Park hosts Kite Flight for Peace & Human Rights. Locally, the event coincides with the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation's Fall for Arts Festival. This year's festivals happen on September 28th.

"Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, International Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace."

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, an internationally acclaimed site directly across the East River channel from the United Nations, continues its tradition of celebrating freedom and peace by hosting a free event that turns its graceful sloping meadow into a field of joyful kite flying.

"Visitors are invited to design and fly kites selecting stripes, colors, and symbols that represent personal ideas about peace and freedom," the Park's website says.

"Visitors of all ages will discover the fun of constructing and flying their very own kite, guaranteed to soar in the lightest of winds. Kite-making workshops are free and suitable for all ages."

Other highlight activities:

STORYTIME SESSIONS WITH THE ROOSEVELT ISLAND BRANCH LIBRARY


The Roosevelt Island branch Library will host story time sessions at 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. Join one of our favorite librarians, Jennifer Minehardt, as she reads books about peace and human rights, plays games, and offer fun give-aways.

LETTERS OF GRATITUDE


Share your messages of gratitude with Deployed Troops, Veterans, New Recruits & First Responders at our special letter writing station in partnership with Operation Gratitude.

All activities are free, but Four Freedoms Park asks that you register for the kite making workshops. This helps estimate how much in supplies will be needed.


Comments powered by Disqus

Assorted Ideas

NYC weekend things to do

NYC weekend things to do, September 20th thru 22nd, 2019, suggested activities… The air is fresher, temperatures are cooler, and the tourist tide receded. It’s…

Continue reading → NYC weekend things to do

The post NYC weekend things to do appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

10 Ways to See New York City

There are more than 10 Ways to See New York City. What comes to mind when you imagine New York City? Times Square? Central Park? The Empire State Building? Maybe, the Statue of Liberty? Here, I'll offer some other, less obvious choices.

The post 10 Ways to See New York City appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

Coonrod tackles Flannery O’Connor

Karin Coonrod tackles Flannery O’Connor on tour, starting this weekend at Loyola University of Chicago. Her latest work with Compagnia de’ Colombari brings O’Connor’s short…

Continue reading → Coonrod tackles Flannery O’Connor

The post Coonrod tackles Flannery O’Connor appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

Where did our crime go? –NYC

Where did our crime go? In August, it happened again, and the Mayor’s press conference with the Police Commissioner James O’Neill confirmed it. Crime disappears…

Continue reading → Where did our crime go? –NYC

The post Where did our crime go? –NYC appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.