About the Peace Picnic

​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), Robertson Recreation Center, 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.  A list of the supporters of the Peace Picnic is here.  Everyone in the South Robertson community is invited to participate.  Admission, food and all activities at the Peace Picnic are free.  Free street parking is also available.

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  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.