On October 6th, YOKO ONO LENNON and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of JOHN LENNON’s birth (born 10/9/40) with a Guinness World RecordsⓇ attempt for the WORLD’S LARGEST HUMAN PEACE SIGN.
Pre-registration is encouraged and open to the public for this free, family friendly event at http://imaginepeace.eventbrite.com.
“New York was a very special place for John—his adopted home—and I’m so happy that the John Lennon Bus is there to celebrate his 75th birthday.”
– Yoko Ono Lennon
On October 6th in Central Park’s East Meadow, more than 6,000 people are expected to come together to send a record-breaking message to the world. The celebration will include surprise musical performances, family entertainment and commemorative experiences supported by Lennon Bus partnerships.
At 12:30pm FlyNYON will capture an aerial photograph of the peace sign.
Pledgeling, the non-profit mobile donation platform, will provide John Lennon fans with the chance to purchase limited edition Lennon 75th t-shirts with proceeds benefitting the Lennon Bus via its mobile messaging technology.
“There’s no better way to drive engagement, action and donations than through mobile messaging, which is why Pledgeling is excited to be chosen by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus,” explained James Citron, CEO of Pledgeling.
Alongside the event, New York City bakery Baked by Melissa, will attempt their own world record with custom cupcake art featuring ‘Imagine Peace’ which will be made available to peace sign participants. The event is being produced in association with the New York City Department of Education, New York City Charter Schools, and official media partners iHeart Radio & Q104.3.
About The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages. In its 18th year of touring, the Lennon Bus features the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The concept began as an offshoot of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, dedicated to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur songwriters around the world; proceeds from which help support the Lennon Bus. The Lennon Bus travels across the U.S. and Canada year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences. Lennon Bus Europe began providing these same opportunities to the young people of Europe when it launched in Liverpool, UK in May 2013.
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by Yoko Ono Lennon and the following sponsors and contributors: Canon, Apple, NAMM, Montblanc, Adobe, Other World Computing, Yamaha, Neutrik, Musician’s Friend, Gibson Guitars, Epiphone, Avid, Audio-Technica, Digital Media Academy, SESAC, Genelec, SSL, NewTek, True Religion, Thomann, TodoCast, IP Access, ZVEX Effects, Reflecmedia, Baker & McKenzie, JamHub, Sonicbids, Litepanels, Clear-Com, Anton/Bauer, AJA, DJI Innovations, Copperpeace, Applied Acoustics Systems, Mobile Roadie, McDSP, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, Noise Industries, JDI, iZotope, Mad Mimi, Ableton, Ampeg, Mackie, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, Keyboard Magazine, Digital Rapids, SKB, Sonnet Technologies and LiveU.
For additional information about the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and to check on the tour dates and locations, visit www.lennonbus.org. For information about the John Lennon Songwriting Contest visit http://www.jlsc.com.
IMAGINE PEACE is part of the 2015 Lennon Bus New York City residency, underscoring the importance of music and arts learning for all children. Presented by Canon, Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, Montblanc, and the NAMM Foundation, the residency kicked off at City Hall to announce the tour stops and music gear donations at public schools in each of the five boroughs.