Peace in the Park
One People, One Planet, One Purpose
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 12pm to 7pm
An in-person celebration dedicated to UN International Day of Peace held at Central Park Bandshell.
Founder & Artistic Director
Jiali Wang is the founder, artistic director and choreographer of 7Midnights Physical Research. She is an award-winning dance artist currently based in New York, New York. Jiali earned her Bachelor’s degree at Beijing Dance Academy and her Master’s degree at SUNY The College at Brockport.
West African Dance & Drumming /Storytelling/Certified Yoga Instructor
Caren Calder-Adams is a dancer, yoga instructor and currently a percussionist and
vocalist with Women Of The Calabash and Alakande!- Spread Joy! She has
danced with Bottom Of The Bucket But...Dance Theatre directed by Garth Fagan,
The American Dance Asylum directed by Lois Welk, Chuck Davis Dance Theatre,
and Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. She has been a teaching artist for decades and
is currently teaching dance and yoga in schools and senior centers via Zoom.
Michelle DellaFave became a familiar face to millions of television viewers in the late 1960s and early '70s through her work each week on Dean Martin’s NBC television series.
International Multi Award Winning Singer/Songwriter/Composer
Paul is a leader in his new genre of music he calls ‘Conscious Healing Music’ to empower the listener’s heart and soul to thrive. Paul performed in United Nations HQ for International day of Yoga of Women and of Peace. His music is being used in classrooms to help children understand the importance of self-love and self-kindness.
Carolyn Steinberg is a composer and flutist whose repertoire ranges from Bach to Latin jazz. She studied music composition in Italy and Germany, and received her doctoral degree in composition from The Juilliard School. Her CD of chamber music is "Songs, Dances, Duos" is available on YouTube and on CDBaby.com. Working together with husband Chacho Ramirez, Carolyn leads their Latin jazz quintet, La Banda Ramirez, recording their CD “A Family Ting” in 2019. A second CD is currently in the works.
Zhineng Qiquong Teacher
Medical Qi-Gong and Bioenergy are the healing modalities that Erdan uses in expressing his innate healing abilities. The started developing in his early childhood after his near-death experience that put him in comma for 21 days. Soon after his NDE, he was exposed to Martial Arts, which he practiced for many years. Later he was drawn to Reiki and then to Bioenergy. He studied Bioenergy with a world-renowned healer, Zdenko Domancic.
However, in 2015 he found his true calling after being exposed to Zhineng (Wisdom/Ability) Qigong by Master Liu Jianshe from China, a direct student of grandmaster Pang Ming, MD, a creator of Zhineng Qi-Gong. Erdan became a certified Zhineng Qigong teacher. In 2017 he began teaching this form of medical Qi-Gong in NYC including in 2 NYC hospitals and a nursing home.
Planned Acts of kindness
Planned Acts of Kindness and 16 Things Kids Can Do are non-profit educational organizations that work for the betterment of kids, people, and the planet through a series of books, workshops, programs, and activities all designed to help people lead happier, healthier, and more successful lives
LEARN LEAD SERVE INC.
The International Institute for Leadership, Non-Violence, & Service (LNS Institute) was in the works for many years in several forms, then officially founded in the Fall of 2001, by Mr. Lindy P. Crescitelli and Mr. George S. Anthony. The LNS Institute draws upon historic lives and events (including the Holocaust and Civil Rights Movements, Dr. King and Ghandi), while focusing on the present, with an eye toward a better future. Always firmly building upon the foundation that is our motto, "Learn, Lead, Serve".
Let's Do Yoga
Let's Do Yoga and Laughter Yoga with Poonam and Pradeep.
Poonam & Pradeep have been teaching Yoga and Laughter Yoga for over 20 years. They are also certified Reiki practitioners and Chakra healers.
Master of Ceremonies
Michelle Schimel is Director of Community Outreach for the State of New York Mortgage
Agency. She is a former New York State Assemblywoman having served five terms until 2016. Michelle is recognized for leadership on reducing gun violence, protecting the environment, and social justice issues.
She serves on the NYS Department of Environmental’s Long Island Water Sustainability Study Steering Committee. Michelle is also a long-time board member of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV).
certified yoga instructor
Shila Sanghani is a certified yoga instructor in the Chicago metro area. In her 15 years of voluntary practice, she has helped rejuvenate people of all ages through light yogic stretches, pranayama and meditation. She combines the power of breath and the power of thoughts to bring about self healing and self realization.
Shila has led several workshops and national retreats while running regular classes at multiple locations. She has even worked alongside many doctors and other professionals to help with a range of medical conditions. Her teachings shared with love and lightness have transformed the lives of many.
H.H.Guru Dileepji Maharaj
A yogi who loves to inspire everyone before he expires!
"Guruji" is a world-renowned Yogi and Interfaith Minister from Tripunithura erstwhile, the capital of Cochin kingdom in Kerala, India. His Interfaith family is ancient and well respected for its Vedic knowledge of Yoga, Vedanta, Universal Spirituality, Kalaripayattu (origin of martial arts), Ayurveda & other natural self-healing systems, Sanskrit, Literature, Art, Social & Cultural Activities, and Interfaith teachings for Peace and Harmony.
NEW YORKERS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
NYAGV’s advocacy arm pursues laws and policies to reduce gun violence at the state, local and federal level, engaging youth activists in our lobbying efforts. We have been instrumental in passing New York’s strongest gun laws, keeping our state at the forefront of legislative solutions to gun violence.
John Burgos, activist, mystic, social entrepreneur and host of Beyond The Ordinary Show has committed his life to improving and enriching the lives of others. He created Beyond The Ordinary Show to unite and lead the next generation of transformation through providing a stage for emerging and provocative spiritual leaders, exposing and bringing light to the shared power of the awakened collective consciousness.
Rochelle Goldberg, MD is originally from Brooklyn, Undergraduate degree from Univ of Pennsylvania then Medical School in Buffalo NY. Her career has included internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care and finally in full time of practice of peoples with all types of sleep disorders medicine. She is presently the Director for Sleep Medicine Services for Main Line Health Systems in the Philadelphia Area. She is passionate about her role in education, caring for ourselves, the health of the planet and her family
AGA KHAN FOUNDATION
Established in 1967, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) brings together human, financial and technical resources to address the challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world. Special emphasis is placed on investing in human potential, expanding opportunity and improving the overall quality of life.
Dr. Anjali Grover
Anjali Grover is a practicing medical doctor specializing in endocrinology. She loves empowering her patients to truly understand their disease process at a holistic level, and feels that meditation and having the right spiritual understanding is the key to true health and healing. She is so grateful to be a student of Raj yoga meditation and wants to share this joy with all.