10th Annual Parade & Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace
Honoka'a, Big Island of Hawaii hosts the premiere Peace Day event in the State of Hawai'i, and the only event of its kind worldwide, a Parade and Festival demonstrating unity in support of peace, compassion and awareness of interdependence.
Peace Day Parade!
Saturday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m. The signature Peace Day event, when Mamane Street will close for the "moving stage" of marching bands, taiko drummers, hula, bon dancers, cirque performers and multicultural music and entertainment.
Peace Day Festival
Saturday, Sept. 24, 5 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Student Peace Poster Contest
Students and teachers from around the globe will be urged to express their own interpretation of this year’s Peace Poster Contest theme: “Peace = Equality.” Cash and other prizes will be awarded for various age divisions, plus Best of Show. Click here for Instructions and Entry Forms.
Teachers, please Click Here to provide us with your e-mail address so that we can contact you with details. Entries must be received by Friday, September 16.
Peace Poster Gallery Display Reception
See “Wine at Five,” September 23, 5 pm at Cafe Il Mondo. Also hosting “Peace Poster Gallery Reception.”
Peace Movie Night at Honoka‘a People’s Theatre
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m.
by special arrangement, the seventh installment in the STAR WARS film series, starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Max von Sydow. Produced by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and distributed worldwide by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures,
“Wine at 5” Kickoff Event
a Blue Zones project at Cafe Il Mondo
Friday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m.
Read for Peace
Monday, Sept. 26, 5-6 p.m., Honoka‘a Library
Sponsored by Friends of Honoka‘a Library
Call 775-8881 as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed, or for more information.
A Day of Mindfulness with Dr. Gregory Pai, PhD
The Path of Mindfulness
“From Health and Wellness to freedom from Suffering”
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Social Hall Honoka‘a Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
Free and open to all.
Experience guided sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma discussion with Q&A and a mindful, silent meal. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch and a cushion. Chairs and additional meditation cushions will be available.
Dr. Pai has been practicing and teaching meditation for over 40 years, in the Tibetan and Zen Buddhist, as well as Vipassana or Insight Meditation traditions.