The Peace Picnic is one of thousands of events around the world commemorating the United Nations’ International Day of Peace.
The UN established the International Day of Peace by unanimous resolution in 1981, declaring it a day “devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.”
The Peace Picnic is a collaboration of the South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO NC), Reynier Village Neighborhood Association, L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz, L.A. City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr., St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, and Guru Ram Das Ashram.
The list is long of all the businesses, organizations, individuals, restaurants and performers who so generously contribute to the Peace Picnic so it can be available to all. Admission, food, supervised children's activities, the peace program and all other activities at the Peace Picnic are free, thanks to these peace-loving supporters.
A free shuttle van circulates throughout the afternoon, providing free transportation to and from the Park and two other points in the neighborhood, to avoid parking congestion around the Park. Shuttle details are here.
About the Peace Picnic
The Peace Picnic began in 2006 as an opportunity for the people of the South Robertson community in Los Angeles to come together for a peaceful afternoon in the park.
All are welcome to enjoy a buffet of gourmet vegetarian food donated by local restaurants, supervised children's activities hosted by the Reynier Village Neighborhood Association, and a live music program, featuring local musical groups that reflect the remarkable diversity of the neighborhood.
Clergy and leaders from various organizations offer words of inspiration, setting aside religious and political differences to focus on peace in our neighborhood and around the world.