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Peace of Mind Event Details
Records were made to be Broken...
Last year we came close! This year, on Saturday, October 20th on the Boston Common, WE WILL NOT BE DENIED!! To ensure we achieve the record, we need your help to bring the world record to Boston!
On Saturday, October 20, 2018 join thousands from across the Commonwealth in support of Children’s Services of Roxbury (CSR) as we look to establish a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title with our new campaign called “Peace of Mind”. CSR believes that peace begins and ends with building strong and nurturing family environments. To reinforce this message, we are assembling over 6,000 people to form the WORLD’S LARGEST HUMAN PEACE SIGN on the Boston Common!
GAMES & ACTIVITIES • ENTERTAINMENT & FOOD • GIVE-AWAYS!
10:00 AM: GATES OPEN Boston Common Parade Grounds
Festival Area Open: Music and kids activities
10:00-11:30AM: REGISTRATION OPEN Participants receive numbers
10:45AM: PEACE of MIND Program
Hear from: Masters of Ceremonies; Musical Entertainment; Keynote Speakers; Guinness World Record Judge
11:15AM: PARTICIPANTS FORM HUMAN PEACE SIGN!
11:30-11:35AM: STAND IN PLACE (5 minutes) to be declared world record holder by Guinness World Records™ Judge.
11:35AM: Official Photograph Taken
11:35: Judge DECLARES WORLD RECORD!
11:35-12:30: PEACE OF MIND World Record Celebration!
Here’s what we are up against...
Our nearest competitor is New York. We cannot let an “unofficial record,” in New York of all places, stand in our way. Back in 2009 – a total of 5,814 people joined together in Ithica, NY to form a peace sign. The massive human peace sign, which stretched from one end of the field in Stewart Park to the other, was comprised of 5,814 festival-goers attending the annual Ithaca Festival. The attempt was organized by then high school sophomore Trevor Dougherty. The Ithacans managed to beat the former un-official record previously set by college students at the University of Michigan of a 2,500 person human peace sign.
October 6th, 2015-NEW YORK CITY, NY-USA - Just over 2,000 people gathered in Central Park to form a human peace sign to remember the late Beatle, John Lennon and attempt to set a Guinness world record. Organized by the Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, the diverse gathering included everyone from aging hippies to school children not yet born when John Lennon died. A Guinness World Records Representative said that Yoko Ono’s effort brought together over 2,000 people but 5,000 or more was needed to officially establish a world record.