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New York (city and state) Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day events

August 2, 2017 - August 15, 2017

Peace Action New York State is organising 15 events over 2 weeks in August commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days.

In August 1945, the United States dropped the first and only nuclear weapons used in war on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Peace Action New York State is working with allies in Japan and around the world to ensure that nuclear weapons are never again used.

LONG ISLAND: Wednesday, August 2nd: Annual Commemoration of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
7:30PM | Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 48 Shelter Rock Rd, Manhasset, NY
Speakers: Michael D’Innocenzo, Professor Emiritus of Hofstra University; Margaret Melkonian, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives; Emilie Beck and Lola Solid, Hofstra Peace Fellows; Seemi Ahmed, Islamic Center of Long Island; Shirley Romaine, Great Neck SANE/Peace Action. Welcome by the Reverend Ned Wight, UUCSR Interim Minister and music by WILLOW, an acapella women’s choir.

NEW YORK: Friday, August 4th:
Abolish Nuclear Weapons: March and Vigil
At 1:30PM in Bay Ridge, we will assemble on 4th avenue between 96th and 97th for a silent march. We’ll carry one banner which says: “ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS”. The march will take half an hour and end at 4th Avenue and Shore Road, and a silent vigil will follow.

BAY RIDGE, BROOKLYN: Saturday, August 5th
Vigil Outside of the Japanese Consulate
Join NYC-based U.S. peace groups for a demonstration in front of the Japanese consulate, urging Japan and the United States to join the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear weapons, and to remember the catastrophic consequences of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Together, we will say: never again.

STATEN ISLAND: Sunday, August 6, 2017 (Hiroshima Day)
Remembrance March and Dance
Seaview Ave and Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island, NY
2PM: One-Mile Remembrance March at Midland Beach, followed by 3PM performance by the Laura Neese dancers and activities for children.
In the event of rain, the program will be held at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore St.

NEW YORK: Sunday, August 6, 2017
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial Prayer and Vigil by Pax Christi Metro New York
Speaker: Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
2:30PM at 20 Washington Square North, New York, NY

SYRACUSE: Sunday August 6, 2017
Family Potluck Picnic with crafts, dance lessons, and lantern floating
Bring a dish to share; Thanks also to With Love Burma Restaurant and Wegmans for donations
Thornden Park Lily Pond, Syracuse, NY
Free, All are invited. 5pm to dusk

BINGHAMTON: Sunday, August 6, 2017
Ringing of the Bells for the Bombing of Hiroshima.
Friends and family are invited: Introduction by Broome County Peace Action followed by ringing of the bell and remarks by Doug Garner, SUNY Broome History Department and area ministers. An open microphone will be available for comments.
8AM: Congressional Church, Binghamton.
BUFFALO: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Indigenous Peoples and Nuclear-Free Future Day
Sponsored by the Buffalo History Museum, Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, and the WNY Peace Center.
At the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court (Elmwood just past R#198), Buffalo, NY.
Event begins at 3PM. Special guests, Japanese lantern ceremony (Toro Nagashi), more. We’ll be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People.

GENESEE VALLEY: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
7:30PM Hiroshima/Nagasaki Vigil
Avon Traffic Circle (Routes 5 & 20) in Avon, New York
GVCP: Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace

SYRACUSE: Weds. Aug. 9, 2017 (Nagasaki Day)
Solemn Procession with Giant Puppets
Everyone is invited to join in and carry small or large props!
Start behind City Hall Commons, Washington and Warren Streets, Syracuse
11:30 gather; 12pm step off. About 1pm end at Everson Plaza.

BINGHAMTON: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Nagasaki Forgiveness Mass
7PM. 178 Chenango St Binghamton NY.
The evening of August 9, Nagasaki Day, Fr. Tim Taugher will celebrate a Mass of Forgiveness for our destruction of the city of Nagasaki. This is an ecumenical Mass and the community is invited and all are welcome. Brief remarks will be made. An open microphone for public comments will be offered.

SYRACUSE: Wednesday, August 9th
*Present tense: Selections from “The A-Bomb and Humanity”: Photo and art exhibit
Opening at Bishop Harrison Center. Refreshments served.
1342 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse
1pm – 6pm: Opens following downtown procession. Drop in when you can
Exhibit continues until September 8, 2017
Monday-Friday 9am-2pm; Sundays 10am-2pm and by appointment: Meg-315-395-9308   

SYRACUSE: Thursday, August 10
*Present tense: Selections from “The A-Bomb and Humanity”
Photo and art opening at 914Works
914 E. Genesee St, Syracuse
6-8pm. Refreshments served;  Introduction by Diane Grimes and Diane Swords
The exhibit continues from Aug. 10 to Aug. 19, 1-4pm Tuesday through Saturday

SYRACUSE: Tuesday, August 15
Don’t Bank on the Bomb
914Works at 914 E. Genesee St.
7-9pm. Free. All are invited.
Presentation by Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union and Hansen’s Advisory Service: How to move your money from banks or investments that support nuclear weapons.

SYRACUSE: Wednesday, August 16
The Atomic Bombing Exposed (videos)
914Works at 914 E. Genesee St.
7-9pm. Free. All are invited.
4 brief videos followed by discussion
Interviews with Hibakusha (Bomb survivors)


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