In recognition of the United Nations General Assembly and International Peace Day, visitors are invited to design and fly kites selecting stripes, colors, and symbols that represent personal ideas about peace and freedom. Visitors of all ages will discover the fun of constructing and flying their very own kite, guaranteed to soar in the lightest of winds. Kite-making workshops are free and suitable for all ages.
A special kite-flying demonstration featuring kites of all shapes and sizes by American kiteflier and educator Archie Stewart will be held from 12pm-4pm. Archie will fly a variety of different sport kites with multiple control lines and will be available to assist and educate visitors on how to safely fly kites.
Storytime Session with Marie Letourneau & Roosevelt Island Public Library
12pm - 1pm
The Roosevelt Island branch Library and author Marie Letourneau will be joining us and hosting a story time session at 12pm of her book Argyle Fox.
Four Freedoms in Today's Time
Hear Real Life Stories of Human Rights Heroes
1pm – 1:30pm
Learn about liberty from leaders in the field of fundamental freedom and human rights. Khmer Krom monk and UN refugee, Venerable Chanda Ly, and President of Alliance for Democracy in Laos, Bounthone Chanthalavong, will give a brief talk on the Four Freedoms in Today’s Time.
All activities are free; registration for kite-making workshops recommended.