Hundreds of blazing lanterns adorned the East River in NYC on International Peace Day 2019! The whole fascinating program was arranged at Gantry Plaza State Park. The Peace Lantern Festival preceded the other parts of the program.
Interfaith Center of USA was a proud partner of the arrangement along with more than twelve other organizations. In addition, HaborLab, Heiwa Peace Reconciliation Foundation, and Buddhist Council sponsored the program.
Decorating lanterns, origami, henna tattoos, face painting, seed-ball making, African dance, public meditation, public paddling, interfaith prayers, etc., took place too. Finally, as a finishing part of the program, the participants put 108 enkindled lanterns afloat with their words and images.