Schedule

Schedule for 3rd Annual Woodstock International Walk for World Peace
Saturday, 6 August 2011

Pete Seeger performing at last year’s walk

My apologies for not updating this page sooner.

The walkers will gather between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of SR 212 and SR 375, in the parking lot at Cucina (no parking, though; please use street parking or one of Woodstock’s municipal lots). If necessary, families with children 16 and under will be asked to assemble in the Violette Restaurant lot at 85 Mill Hill Road. Parking is not available at either of these locations; we ask that you use available street parking, the 4 free municipal lots (two at Comeau Drive, one on Rock City Road across from the cemetery, and one off Tannery Brook Road), or the paid lot, also on Rock City Road. We will distribute the flags and assign positions for the walk during this time, so be sure to report no later than 10:30 a.m.

The walk begins on Saturday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m., with the spectacular parade of flags through the town, past the village green, and continuing along Route 212 to Comeau Drive, then on to Comeau Field, where the World Peace Prayer Ceremony will be held, followed by guest speakers, special musical guests, and, of course, The Parrots for Peace™! There will also be a Native American blessing ceremony.

At Comeau Field, Denise Jordan Finley & Daniel Pagdon; and James Cannings are scheduled to perform; there will be other speakers and performers, and we will once again have a “Peace Paint Out”, with a 30-foot pre-stretched canvas. Free brushes and paints will be provided, and all are invited to use a square foot (approximately) of canvas to create one’s own personal depiction of what peace means.

We are very grateful to The World Peace Prayer Society, who share our goals, and who are contributing the flags of all nations as well as personnel for the World Peace Prayer Ceremony. May Peace Prevail on Earth!

 

 

Sunday, 8 August 2010Schedule for 2nd Annual Woodstock International Walk for World Peace

Sunday, 8 August 2010

A photo from last year's walk. ©2009 Doug Potoksky

The walkers will gather at 8:15 a.m. at near the intersection of SR 212 and SR 375. Adults gather in the parking lot at Catskill Mountain Plumbing & Heating, 105 Mill Hill Road; if necessary, families with children 16 and under will be asked to assemble in the Violette Restaurant lot at 85 Mill Hill Road. Parking is not available at either of these locations; we ask that you use available street parking, the 4 free municipal lots (two at Comeau Drive, one on Rock City Road across from the cemetery, and one off Tannery Brook Road), or the paid lot, also on Rock City Road. We will distribute the flags and assign positions for the walk during this time, so be sure to report no later than 8:30.

The walk begins on Sunday, August 8 at 8:15 a.m., with participants gathering at the intersection of Routes 375 and 212. At 9:30 the walk will commence with the spectacular parade of flags through the town, past the village green, and continuing along Route 212 to Comeau Drive, then on to Comeau Field, where the World Peace Prayer Ceremony will be held, followed by guest speakers, special musical guests, and other entertainments. There will also be a Native American blessing ceremony.

Pete Seeger
The “Smile Car” will arrive at 11:00 a.m. with legendary folksinger and environmental activist Pete Seeger, Victorio Roland Mousaa, and Princess WOW!, founder of the Smile Revolution. Roland and Princess WOW! will perform and introduce Pete Seeger. At 11:30, Victorio Roland Mousaa, Princess WOW!, and Pete Seeger will depart for The Bearsville Theater, where Pete Seeger will be giving a performance and book signing of “Where Have All The Flowers Gone, A Musical Autobiography”; they invite you to walk with Roland from Comeau Field to the Bearsville Theater.

For those who remain at Comeau, there will be other speakers and performers, and we will once again have a “Peace Paint Out”, with a 30-foot pre-stretched canvas. Free brushes and paints will be provided, and all are invited to use a square foot (approximately) of canvas to create one’s own personal depiction of what peace means.

We are also grateful to The World Peace Prayer Society, who share our goals, and who are contributing the flags of all nations as well as personnel for the World Peace Prayer Ceremony.

Last Year’s Walk
Saturday, August 8, 2009

The walkers will gather at 8:00 AM at near the intersection of SR 212 and SR 375. Adults gather in the parking lot at Catskill Mountain Plumbing & Heating, 105 Mill Hill Road; if necessary, families with children 16 and under will be asked to assemble in the Violette Restaurant lot at 85 Mill Hill Road. We will distribute the flags and assign positions for the walk during this time, so be sure to report no later than 8:15.

The walk begins on Saturday, August 8 at 8:00 a.m., with participants gathering at the intersection of Routes 375 and 212. At 9:40 the walk will commence with the spectacular parade of flags through the town, past the village green, and continuing along Route 212 to Comeau Drive, then on to Comeau Field, where the World Peace Prayer Ceremony will be held, followed by guest speakers, special musical guests, including indigenous music from around the world, and other entertainments. Acclaimed local artist Ronnye Jai will be holding a “Paint Out”, with a special 100-foot canvas; participation in the Paint Out is open to all, and brushes and acrylic paints will be provided. There will also be a Native American blessing ceremony. After the conclusion of events at Comeau Field, the music will continue throughout the weekend, on the grounds of the Church of the Holy Transfiguration, adjacent to Magic Meadow; at Alchemy of Woodstock, and at The Colony Café. There will be free spring water available for free throughout the event.

On Sunday, we will have more events taking place at the church grounds atop Mead Mountain, adjacent to Magic Meadow. We will have various scheduled speakers and musical performances, including indigenous musical performers from all over the world, and other events to be announced; participants may camp, if they wish, on the adjacent state land. There will also be informal musical performances on site throughout the weekend, and a pavilion commemorating the dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Back in town, there are galleries, restaurants, and a wide assortment of other entertainments.

Choirs for peace

Father John Nelson and the Woodstock Council for Peace will be hosting an informal gathering, with choral performances for peace on Saturday, October 10, 2009. Location: the Woodstock Village Green, in front of the Dutch Reformed Church, at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Father Nelson at frjohn121@yahoo.com

Brenda Crews has posted many beautiful photos of past peace endeavors here. And Doug Potoksky has some great photos of the Walk for Peace here. Take a few minutes to look, and be inspired!

August 8th’s Woodstock Walk for Peace Schedule
This schedule of events is current as of 7 August 2009, for events taking place in Woodstock, NY, from Friday evening, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th, 2009. There will be further updates. Note. The music schedule for Saturday is in flux, and there will be last-minute changes. After the flag ceremony at Comeau Field, there will be a concert on the village green.

Changes to schedule at the Colony Café for Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2:00 Songs of Solomon*
3:00 The New Lazy Boys
4:00 Matt Turk
5:00 The Alchemy Unit

*subject to further change

NEW EVENTS

Friday August 7 @ 9PM …MIKE & RUTHY (Mammals) We’re thrilled that Mike and Ruthy are playing Alchemy… they toured with Arlo, played Madison Square Garden at Pete Seegers 90th birthday party and they are already legends… don’t miss this show! Only $10 cover (come early for dinner)

Saturday August 8 Celebrate the Peace Walk with music, food, and great company. We’ve got music all day, from 3PM til 9PM Acts include Wayward Sisters of Nashville, Denise Jordon Finley, Irena Cranston, Daniel Pagdon, Chris Zaloom, Lucid Canon just to mention a few bands). Open Donation for the music.

Saturday August 8 @ 10PM…FREE-LOVE DANCE PARTY After the peace walk, let loose and celebrate the fact that the hippies got it right! (Prize for best hippy costume) This is Alchemy’s first dance party and with DJ Sharon Nichols we think it’s going to far out! We’ve got tarot readings, a contest for the best peace symbol design, awesome music, and other surprises. $10 cover.

Sunday August 9 3PM til 8PM All-Day Woodstock Music to Celebrate the Peace Walk (Dave & Elly, Peggy Atwood, Nick Martin, Chris Zaloom, Lucid Canon and other great bands). Open donation for the music.

Here’s our latest schedule of musicians appearing at the Colony Café, and at Alchemy, on both Saturday and Sunday, as part of the Walk, and Peace Weekend!

Performance Schedules:
Saturday at the Colony Café—3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • New Lazy Boys
  • T.B.A.
  • Cecilia St. King
  • The Dharma Bums
  • and closing: The Tony Lee Thomas Band

Saturday at Alchemy—3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Nick and the Wayward Sisters, 3:00 p.m.
  • Denise Jordan Finley/Dan Pagdon, 4:00 p.m.
  • Irena Cranston, Lucid Cannon Band

Sunday at the Colony Café—T.B.A.

  • Special Guest Tom Pacheco

Sunday at Alchemy—3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Dave and Elly, 3:00 p.m.
  • Peggy Atwood, 3:30 p.m.
  • Sir Charles Lyonhart and George Quinn, 4:00 p.m.
  • Doug Yoel, 4:30 p.m.
  • Joe Bones, 5:00 p.m.
  • Madamoiselle Dreyfus de Paris, 5:30 p.m.
  • Naked, 6:00 p.m.
  • Norm, 6:30 p.m.
  • Journey Blue Heaven, 7:00 p.m.
  • Very Special Guest, 7:30 p.m.
  • Jeremy Bernstein, 8:00 p.m.
  • Nick Martin with the Wayward Sisters of Nashville
    (featuring Fooch Fishetti and chanteuse Janice)

Land of Xee, at Nightshade Fine Gardening, 791 State Route 214, Chichester, NY 12416-5108, have generously agreed to provide recycling services for the event.

Friday, August 7, 2009

At dusk, there will be a service and blessing for the event at the Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ-on-the-Mount. This Western Rite Orthodox church, built in 1891, is in the National Register of Historic Places.

Picture 12Saturday, August 8, 2009
The walkers will gather at 8:00 AM at near the intersection of SR 212 and SR 375. Adults gather in the parking lot at Catskill Mountain Plumbing & Heating, 105 Mill Hill Road; if necessary, families with children 16 and under will be asked to assemble in the Violette Restaurant lot at 85 Mill Hill Road. We will distribute the flags and assign positions for the walk during this time, so be sure to report no later than 8:15.

The walk begins on Saturday, August 8 at 8:00 a.m., with participants gathering at the intersection of Routes 375 and 212. At 9:40 the walk will commence with the spectacular parade of flags through the town, past the village green, and continuing along Route 212 to Comeau Drive, then on to Comeau Field, where the World Peace Prayer Ceremony will be held, followed by guest speakers, special musical guests, including indigenous music from around the world, and other entertainments. Acclaimed local artist Ronnye Jai will be holding a “Paint Out”, with a special 100-foot canvas; participation in the Paint Out is open to all, and brushes and acrylic paints will be provided. There will also be a Native American blessing ceremony. After the conclusion of events at Comeau Field, the music will continue throughout the weekend, on the grounds of the Church of the Holy Transfiguration, adjacent to Magic Meadow; at Alchemy of Woodstock, and at The Colony Café. There will be free spring water available for free throughout the event.

There will a drumming circle, held concurrently with the walk, featuring the Olatunji Drummers, Kodi Drummer’s Drums for World Peace, and others, with drummers from all over the world, at the Wok ’N’ Roll Café, 50 Mill Hill Road. Shawu, the café’s owner, has graciously donated his space for this.

We are also grateful to The World Peace Prayer Society, who share our goals, and who are contributing the flags of all nations as well as personnel for the World Peace Prayer Ceremony; and to the Native American participants who will honor us with a Blessing Ceremony.

Walk Description
The children, accompanied by their parents, will lead the way with small flags from all nations. Our “Peace Angels”—trained volunteers wearing vests and special ID badges, have been trained to ensure participant safety. They will have first-aid kits and will be in constant radio contact with the local police and paramedics.

Following the children will be a procession of more volunteers, carrying the full-size flags of all nations, and large banners proclaiming, “May Peace Prevail”.

Saturday, August 8, 2009
The walkers will gather at 8:00 AM at near the intersection of SR 212 and SR 375. Adults gather in the parking lot at Catskill Mountain Plumbing & Heating, 105 Mill Hill Road; if necessary, families with children 16 and under will be asked to assemble in the Violette Restaurant lot at 85 Mill Hill Road. We will distribute the flags and assign positions for the walk during this time, so be sure to report no later than 8:15.

The walk begins on Saturday, August 8 at 8:00 a.m., with participants gathering at the intersection of Routes 375 and 212. At 9:40 the walk will commence with the spectacular parade of flags through the town, past the village green, and continuing along Route 212 to Comeau Drive, then on to Comeau Field, where the World Peace Prayer Ceremony will be held, followed by guest speakers, special musical guests, including indigenous music from around the world, and other entertainments. Acclaimed local artist Ronnye Jai will be holding a “Paint Out”, with a special 100-foot canvas; participation in the Paint Out is open to all, and brushes and acrylic paints will be provided. There will also be a Native American blessing ceremony. After the conclusion of events at Comeau Field, the music will continue throughout the weekend, on the grounds of the Church of the Holy Transfiguration, adjacent to Magic Meadow; at Alchemy of Woodstock, and at The Colony Café. There will be free spring water available for free throughout the event.

On Sunday, we will have more events taking place at the church grounds atop Mead Mountain, adjacent to Magic Meadow. We will have various scheduled speakers and musical performances, including indigenous musical performers from all over the world, and other events to be announced; participants may camp, if they wish, on the adjacent state land. There will also be informal musical performances on site throughout the weekend, and a pavilion commemorating the dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Back in town, there are galleries, restaurants, and a wide assortment of other entertainments. The Bearsville Theater is holding a Reggae Festival starting at 3:00 PM Saturday and continuing through the night.

The Woodstock Film Festival is holding a very special advance screening of Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, also at 3:00 PM. Both director/producer Ang Lee, and screenwriter/producer James Schamus will attend, and there will be a reception afterwards.

Saturday events at Mountain View Studio

Come join us in celebrating the right of every human being to enjoy a peaceful, balanced and open environment in order to develop hers or his life in a positive and constructive manner.

The following workshops are being offered free of charge, and are open to the public. Thank you, Tom and Kathy of Monuntainview Studio, and all the practitioners and volunteers who have donated their time and energy in response to a call!

1–2 p.m. An Introduction to T’ai Chi Ch’uan with Stephen Sharkey
2–3 p.m. An Inquiry into Healing with Deeber Berk
3–4 p.m. Sound Healing with Doris Barnes
4–5 p.m. Principles of Balance: Yin Yang and the Path of a Constructive Life with Stephen Sharkey
5–6 p.m. EFT: a technique for breaking through emotional blockages with Dorothea Fischer
6–8 p.m. Becoming Harmless: peaceful communication skills for healthy, happy relationships with Shannah White

Sunday, August 9, 2009
Opus40 will be holding a sunrise vigil for peace at 7:00 AM at their site in Saugerties. Beginning from the church grounds at 9:00 AM, B. Vos will be leading a walk to the top of Overlook Mountain, where there are spectacular views of the Hudson Valley.

Archbishop John LoBue will preside at the normally scheduled Sunday service at the church, while more musical performances, including a special children’s choir, will continue on stage throughout the day. We have a very special surprise guest star who will be the closing act.

There will also be a very special Children’s Day Event held nearby on Sunday.

Sunday Events at Mountain View Studio

 

Cassia Berman

Cassia Berman

1:00–2:00 p.m. Qigong for Peace & Healing with Cassia Berman. Learn simple, enjoyable techniques, similar to T’ai Chi but easier to do, to heal & balance your body, feel inner peace, & create good energy for the well-being of all. Free—part of Woodstock Peace Weekend. Mountainview Studio, Mt. View Ave., Woodstock. (845) 679-9457 for more info.

2:00–3:00 p.m. Five Treasures Qigong with Cassia Berman.
Simple, enjoyable meditative movement for energy, balance & healing, designed by the National Qigong Association to create peace in the world. Free—part of Woodstock Peace Weekend. Mountainview Studio, Mt. View Ave., Woodstock. (845) 679-9457 for more info.

3:00–4:00 p.m. Peace Pilgrim Video. Peace Pilgrim walked across the US for 17 years teaching how to achieve inner and outer peace. Experience her enthusiasm and wisdom. Free—part of Woodstock Peace Weekend. Mountainview Studio, Mt. View Ave., Woodstock.

5:00–6:30 p.m. Dalai Lama in Auroville/Auroville Video with Julian Lines. Auroville, the City of the Future, is a city in southern India that seeks to be a model for the world of living in harmony with each other and the environment. Come be inspired! Free—part of Woodstock Peace Weekend. Mountainview Studio, Mt. View Ave., Woodstock. (845) 679-5358 for further info.

6:30–7:30 p.m. Chanting for Peace. Sanskrit chants taught by Amma Sri Karunamayi for guidance, peace and healing in the world. Let us create the vibration of peace in Woodstock & the world! Free—part of Woodstock Peace Weekend. Mountainview Studio, Mt. View Ave., Woodstock. (845) 679-9457 for info.

7:30–8:30 p.m. Chanting for Peace with Baird Hersey. Immerse yourself in the vibration of peace as we end this weekend of inspiration and aspiration. Free—part of Woodstock Peace Weekend. Mountainview Studio, Mt. View Ave., Woodstock. (845) 679-9457 for info.

Please check the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Arts for other events.

12 Responses to Schedule

  1. […] that bears its name kicks off the celebrations the weekend of August 7-9 with the much-anticipated Woodstock International Walk for Peace, plus an advance screening of “Taking Woodstock” and other events. For those who want […]

  2. Evee, clay and joe says:

    jack thanks for all your hard work, we’ll be seeing you 8:00 sharp. If you need anything let us know.
    Peace and love

  3. Mighty Xee says:

    howdy all, Jack, Cameron , Nick…

    looking forward to an updated site ….

    here’s to summer, waves, and the ocean

    in peace and power,

    Mighty

  4. Suki Rae says:

    Greetings Father Nelson,
    I met you the past weekend in front of the Independent Film Festival and you mentioned a Peace Walk in Woodstock and also in New York City.
    Could you please send me further information on the details of the walks or meetings?
    You can also check out my website as I am an internationally performing musician as well as an interfaith minister
    http://www.sukiatry.com.
    Thanks,great meeting you, and looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    In harmony,
    Suki Rae

    • williamsgraphics says:

      Dear Suki,

      You may contact Father Nelson at Frjohn121@yahoo.com

      There will be an International Vigil for Peace on Saturday, 19 September 2009 (tomorrow), from 9AM to 6PM at the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park. The World Peace Prayer Society will be holding an event all day tomorrow, too; theirs is in Amenia, NY.

      Cameron Williams, blog author

  5. Olen Kennie says:

    Hello can I quote some of the content here in this blog if I link back to you?

  6. I was at the Woodstock Peacewalk (Comeau Field), Sunday August 8, where Pete Seeger performed.

    Please advise of the name of the wonderful Singer/Guitarist who performed immediately after Pete Seeger.

    I took photos and would like to send to him.

    Thanks for all that you guys do,

    S. Ti Muntarbhorn
    c/0 12439 Magnolia Boulevard (#249)
    Valley Village/NoHo, CA 91607-2450

    TL: (818) 377-5047

    • williamsgraphics says:

      The guitarist/singer who played Beatles songs was Luke Hunzberger, and the next singer/songwriter was Hank Woji, from Texas.

  7. Great to become browsing your web site again, it is often months personally.

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