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- USA 29 November: Snowmass, CO
- USA 11 October: San Diego, CA
- USA 26 Aug: 146 World Languages - NY Central Park...
- USA 19 August: PART 2 - NYC Flushing Meadow - Great day - more photos
- USA 19 August: USA Flushing Meadow Corona Park - NYC Parks Summer Camp Program
- USA 05 Aug: NYC Summer Camp: St. James Park - Owen Dolen Recreation BRONX
- USA 3 August: Manhattan, NY - Bronx, NY
- USA 22 July: Brownsville Recreation Center - Saint John's Recreation Center, Brooklyn
- USA 20 July: NYC Kissena Park Queens - Cunningham Park Queens
- USA 30 May: Austin
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- New York
- USA 29 July: NYC Manhattan - NYC summer Camp
- USA 22 July: New York Brooklyn - Brooklyn
- USA 20 July: Chelsea Manhattan - Queens
- USA 16 July: NYC Queens - NYC Manhattan
- Route 2012
- Schools and Kids
- World-Harmony-Run Song
- Torch-Bearer Award
USA 19 August: PART 2 - NYC Flushing Meadow - Great day - more photos
The New York City Parks Department welcomed the World Harmony Run in a big way on August 19th at Flushing Meadows Corona Park
The initial report released soon after the event (Part 1 of 2) and photos are at:
Below is some additional text and many photos (Part 2 of 2) for 19th Aug:
Incredible views of the World Harmony Runners and Unisphere
The Park Lakefront and Sri Chinmoy Heart Garden:
This followup (Part 2 ) contains additional photos of :
- Campers who received the World Harmony "Torch Bearer Award"
- Activities at the various country tables, tents and other areas.
Coming to the park:
It was wonderful to meet up with some of the early arrrival campers
we had visited during the past 2 months at their camps in the various Bouroughs of NYC.
And to see...
And appreciate the signs they had made to encourage the runners.
Then we had the unexpected chance...
To see Ashrita Furman attempt to Break a record in honor of the days activities...
Some were racing to keep up
We noticed the mesage on Ashrita's Shirt: "There is only one Perfect road, and that road is ahead of you, Always Ahead of you
Ashrita had to sweat and strain a bit...and borke the record..
Then shared with allof us the joy by
runing together after the Ashrita's Record was announced:
We then had a chance to share more about the run
And to share stories,
As well as sing together
And answer questions
and share together the spirit
and adventure of the USA run
Reviewing the route the runners went in USA, using the Map the Campers had made.
Then we set off together
to make our way to the lakefront ceremony wher more were waiting to greet us
From the Unisphere
and sharing carrying the torch...
Going by thr Worlds Fair Pravilion land marks
And over the bridge
Past the beautiful
Sri Chinmoy Heart-Garden
To the Lake font stage area
And start of the Ceremony...
Looking out at the Lake Front and Heart-Garden:
Where some international Visitors ( some in their national or historical dress)
were also waiting
to greet the runners
And appreciate the Torch Bearer Award recipients
From the various summer camps
The crowd was very friendly
The counselors and staff representing the individual camps, explained why each camper had been chosen.
It was very inspiring to hear about all the different abilities and good qualities of so the campers.
Each one so unique
Campers as they receive the Harmony Awards...
And the various camps who cheered as their representative received their award.
Singing for us
Now it was time to share with everyone the song some of the campers had been practicing:
Showing everyone the song they had been practicing:
More had a chance to hold the torch
And then more time...
In the various Country and Quality display areas>
Some of the Good Qualities activity areas also were also very near
The beautiful Garden
A little bit of Historical Role Play
with some action figures
who wer able to change their tought stances
To engaging Smiles
As the children became part of the game
And acted out some parts with some costume pieces...
So many countries and flags
Will they catch up?
The chance to have some more
active games in between the other activities was fun...
Some time to learn new things
Or add our own creative inspiration
Some places were very popular
and being brave enough to taste what they themselves had just created
Seeking and receiving guidance
Experiencing something new
From another part of the world.
With a break in a different county area...
Listening to the different accents and explanations
Activly involved in different coutural experiences together
So many activities in the various country tables,
Interesting to see the tents and other areas transformed for the day....
Some more amazing faces
And sharing how many things are done...
Now some more national games...
The Australian and New Zealand "Gum boot" throw was so popular that as soon as a photographer got close to the event, they forgot to take pictures as they were so involved in the activity of throwing the boots. .. an participating in analysing the different techniques...and hilariously laughing
Next time we will have to remind them to have a "desiginated photographer" who can cover when the others are so involve and want to participate in the event
Campers added their individual messages and artistic creations
Interspersed with other joyful activities
Now lets try that type of Ball Ashrita used to set the new record...
The egg on spon contest gave everyone joy
Or showing our skill
with multiple balls
and goal keepers...
Some of the runners had a chance to pose with the torch and banner in front of
Sri Chinmoy Heart Garden
Was originally dedicated in Oct 2006.
We will carry this day in our hearts for some time.
See the Ceremony and photos for end of the USA run on 23 August across form the UN in Manhattan
Arpan De Angelo (NYC), Antaraloy Aalto ((Finland)), Shatapatri Mahar (Canada), others to add (country to add)
Gallery: See more images!
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