Susana Bastarrica, retired UN staff member, organized for the 14th consecutive year a colorful Vigil for International Peace and Ecology at the Band Shell in the center of Central Park.
The World Peace Prayer Society’s flags were there, along with a large “May Peace Prevail on Earth” banner.
Paul Sladkus was on hand to lead a Peace Party segment, with the beautiful Peace Pole made by students at Arlington High School in the center of the human peace sign.
Deborah Moldow led a World Peace Prayer Ceremony, and Susana kept the prayer “May Peace Prevail on Earth” as a refrain at the heart of this celebration of peace through music, prayers and joy.
Photos by Andrew Kaen