Thursday, June 2
CORTLAND MANOR. Colonial Terrace, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NRC Public Hearing on the Future of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants
Please join Honorary Chairs Cora Weiss, The Hague Appeal for Peace, Judy Lerner, Peace Action, and the UN Non-Governmental Organization/DPI Executive Committee to honor two outstanding leaders in the struggle for peace and disarmament.
Wednesday, June 8
MANHATTAN. The German House, 871 UN Plaza (First Ave, btw 48th and 49th Streets), 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Reception to Honor Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury and Kevin Martin
Ambassador Chowdhury is the recipient of the U Thant Peace Award and UNESCO Ghandi Gold Medal for Culture of Peace. Mr. Martin is the Executive Director of Peace Action and has led the largest US grassroots peace group during one of the most difficult and crucial periods of the struggle for a peaceful US foreign policy.
Tickets: $75 - Refreshments and Silent Auction
Deadline for RSVP: June 5 (RSVP is required for admittance) Checks should be made out and sent to: NGO/DPI Executive Committee c/o Janet Salazar, Foundation for the Support of the United Nations, 380 Lexington Avenue, 17th floor New York NY 10168
New York Metro Area and Long Island Events
Wednesday, May 25, 7:30 pm
LONG ISLAND.Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset
Discussion: Bill McKibben
Shelter Rock Forum presents Bill McKibben ,The Nations Leading Environmentalist - Global and Local: The Slightly Desperate Fight for a Livable Planet.
Admission is free. For information: 516-627-6560 x 160.
Thursday, May 26, 7:00 pm
BROOKLYN.Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7420 4th Avenue, Bay Ridge
Meeting: Peace Action Bay Ridge - Interfaith Peace Coalition
Thursday, May 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MANHATTAN.Council Senior Center, 241 W. 72nd Street, 2nd floor
Meeting: Shut Down Indian Point Now!
The meeting will be for the purpose of planning for the June 2 NRC hearing in Cortlandt Manor.
Saturday, May 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LONG ISLAND.Jones Beach, Parking Lot 4
Memorial Day Gathering
Memorial Day is a sacred occasion dedicated by our nation to mourn the loss of American soldiers killed in wars.
In that spirit, peace groups from Long Island will gather at Jones Beach on Saturday, May 28 to reflect upon the consequences of wars, to commit ourselves to ending war and returning all soldiers safely to their loved ones. Names of the dead will be read and there will be a solemn procession bearing the Memorial Ribbons along the board walk. Black arm bands with the peace symbol will be available to wear as a sign of mourning.
Time segments; Reading of the names at the needle 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Procession on the boardwalk 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Presence at the Recruiting Stations 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Turn right as you enter Parking Field 4. Walk through the tunnel, follow pathway to the needle. Parking fee $10.
Please join us to make a strong visible presence for peace in the midst of war.
Endorsed by: LI Veterans for Peace, Suffolk Peace Network, North Country Peace Group, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, School of the Americas Watch, Code Pink LI Women for Peace.
Organized by Pax Christi LI. Contact: PaxChristi.LongIsland@verizon.net for details.
Saturday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 14
ALL BUROUGHS.See below for dates, times, and locations.
New Yorkers Against Budget Cuts: Public Forums and Action Assemblies
Stop Bloombergs Budget: Force a NO vote or STOP IT! We need a Peoples Budget!
Bronx / Harlem / Washington Heights: Saturday, June 4, 3-6 pm
Hostos College, Savoy Manor, 2nd Floor: 149th St. & Walton Ave.
Directions by train: take the 2, 4 or 5 to 149th & Grand Concourse, walk 1 block west
Directions by bus: take the Bx1, Bx2, Bx19, Bx32 or Bx33
Queens: Friday, June 10, 6-8 pm
Elmhurst Hospital Auditorium, 79-01 Broadway
Directions by train: E, F, M or R to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Ave; 7 to 82 St-Jackson Hts
Directions by bus: take the Q29, Q32, Q33, Q45, Q47, Q49 or Q53
Brooklyn: Saturday, June 11, 2 pm
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue
Directions by train: take the A, C or S to Franklin Ave; G to Bedford-Nostrand; coming from the B, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5, transfer to the S to Franklin Ave
Directions by bus: take the B26, B38, B44, B48, B49, B52, B65 or B69
Staten Island: Tuesday, June 14, 7 pm
Bernikow/Mid-Island JCC, 1466 Manor Road
Upstate EventsWednesday, May 25, 5:30 p.m.
SCHENECTADY. Line up at Mohawk Avenue and Vine
Let's get a lot of friends, including those from other peace groups, neighbors, etc. to join in. Bring signs, banners, t-shirts, etc. with a peace message. Ice cream after the event! Watch for updates.
Sponsored by Schenectady Neighbors for Peace.
Thursday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
NEW ROCHELLE. 19 Lake Avenue
Meeting: Women Opposed to War
At our most recent meeting, Women Opposed To War (WOW) voted to urge all peace and anti-war organizations to join together in planning a massive march on Washington, DC. We all have the same objective: Let's bring our young men and women and our war dollars home NOW. But only if we speak with a strong,single voice, will WE THE PEOPLE, take back our democracy.
Can we count on you to join us at the place,date and time listed below? Please respond as soon as possible to let us know who will attend.
This is a critical time in our country's history. WE MUST SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE NOW. Thank you. rsvp: Theodora de Soyza - 914-235-1744
Ongoing EventsMany local New York peace groups hold regular events, vigils, "Honk for Peace" actions, etc.
There are too many to list here. See our online list, organized geographically: www.panys.org/ongoing.htm
Out of State and National EventsGoing out of state? Check UFPJ's national Events Calendar: http://www.unitedforpeace.org/calendar.php .