PEACE PARADE 2012

Sunday June 10, 2012
2 PM

Governors Island – part of FIGMENT

The Ride:

JOIN US as we bring together to groups, individuals, families, choirs, communities, musicians, kazoo orchestras, bicycle bell ensembles, puppeteers, artists, vikings, pirates, whirling dervishes, animodules, marching bands, dancers, roller derby teams, mermaids, clowns, Buddhist monks, belly dancers, bag pipers, baton twirlers, hula hoopers, park rangers, leaders, followers and ALL POSITIVE PEACE MAKERS and INVITE them to march around the 2.2 mile perimeter of Governors Island with banners, flags, puppets, props, costumes, instruments and creations of all kinds to CELEBRATE the POWER of ART and COMMUNITY as PEACE building tools and to support the VISION of Governors Island as a peaceful and public space for all.

The Festival:

Governors Island, NYC

What:
FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative artwork – and then it’s gone.

When:
Saturday, June 9 — 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, June 10 — 10AM – 6PM

Where:
Governors Island, NYC… a free, short ferry-ride from lower Manhattan and Brooklyn!
Click here for directions.

How Much:
FREE! FIGMENT is a free, non-profit event, and we do not accept corporate sponsorships.

What to Bring:
Whatever you need for a day of fun. For specific ideas or if you have specific questions, view our list!
Note: The event is rain-or-shine. If the forecast calls for rain, be prepared to hide – or dance – under porches, arches, and umbrellas while the clouds pass.

What to Expect:
Art and activities in every medium available… especially the art and activities that YOU bring! Feel free to see a full schedule of all the 2012 artwork and activities. In addition, we invite iPhone users to install the FIGMENT iPhone App – which you can download for free from the App Store.

FIGMENT Reminders:
To make sure you and all other visitors have a fun and safe experience, please keep the following in mind:
1 It is NOT SAFE to CLIMB the art
2 YOUR child = YOUR responsibility
3 TREAT the art like it was your HOME
4 It is NEVER “just you” doing it!
5 THINK before you ACT
6 Make the art look even BETTER for the NEXT VISITOR

IMPORTANT NOTES:

LEAVE NO TRACE: We adhere to a “Leave No Trace” ethic, and ask you to do the same. If you bring it with you, either bring it back or make sure it gets into a trash receptacle.

NO TRANSACTIONS: One of our goals is to create a social and creative experience uninterrupted by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. FIGMENT does not sell anything on the Island, and does not allow commerce of any kind.

thanks to Paul for the tip!

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