Join the United Nations Association – Queens Chapter in celebrating Earth Day at Queens Museum. On February 26, 1971, U.N. Secretary-General U Thant signed a proclamation saying that the United Nations would celebrate Earth Day annually on the vernal equinox, thereby officially establishing the March date as the international Earth Day.
In his Earth Day statement on March 21, 1971, U Thant said, “May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life.” The United Nations continues to celebrate Earth Day each year by ringing the Peace Bell at U.N. headquarters in New York at the precise moment of the vernal equinox.
Meet Bob Weir who will talk about John McConnell, the founder of Earth day
Meet Consul Kira Danganan-Azucena of the Philippine Consulate in Manhattan. Hear about the United Nations relief work after Typhoon Haiyan. Learn how the Philippines is responding to climate change
Talk with representatives of Alley Pond Environmental Center, Million Trees “ NYC, Green Mountain Energy, The Compost Collective and other environmental groups
See the Wianek Polish Folk Dance Co.
Hear Armand Tognan play Wind of Peace on the native American flute
Sing along with Joel Landy, folk song composer and singer
Ceremonial Ringing of a peace bell
The UNA USA Queens Chapter is a 501(C)3 organization funded by membership dues and donations. We have no staff or offices. The Directors of the Board and committee members from the membership perform all tasks and functions related to our mission. We meet monthly on the first Tuesday at Queens Borough Hall for committee business and quarterly for membership meetings. Quarterly and Annual Meetings are announced to all members.
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