October 9th marks what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday, and his widow Yoko Ono will commemorate the late Beatle by organizing the world's largest human peace sign at New York's Central Park. Ono's Imagine Peace revealed the record-breaking undertaking Thursday during a stop on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, where Ono, nearly 50 children and city officials congregated outside City Hall to celebrate Lennon's music, the New York Daily News reports.
Ono hopes to congregate between 6,000 and 10,000 people on October 6th at Central Park's East Meadow to form the human peace sign, which would set a Guinness World Record. While the all-ages event is free, Imagine Peace is accepting donations to go toward the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a non-profit mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students. Pre-register now at Eventbrite.
"You don't have to do much/ Power works in mysterious ways. Visualize the domino effect. And just start thinking PEACE," Ono tweeted after announcing the event, a partnership between Imagine Peace and the city of New York. "Thoughts are infectious. Send it out. It's Time for Action. The Action is PEACE." On October 6th, on-site registration and peace sign placement will end promptly at noon, with the aerial photograph capturing the human peace sign scheduled to fly overhead at 12:30 p.m. EST.
The largest human peace sign is the latest Ono-orchestrated work to take Manhattan: Ono's Museum of Modern Art exhibition "One Woman Show 1960-1971" came to a close September 7th after a four-month run.