Thousands gather to create human peace sign for John Lennon’s 75th birthday October 07 2015

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Thousands of people gathered in Central Park’s East Meadow today as Yoko Ono led an attempt to create the largest-ever human peace sign in celebration of what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday, which is Oct. 9. Ono tweeted a call to action after announcing the event last month, shortly after the end of her exhibition “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971″ at the Museum of Modern Art.
About 2,000 people participated, ABC News reported. More than 5,000 people would have needed to gather to break the current record of 5,814, which the Ithaca Festival set in 2009.
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Ono hosted the event, which was free and open to people of all ages, with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a mobile recording studio that works with students to create music and video projects. People posted pictures and video on Twitter and Instagram of the crowd as it began to gather this morning.
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Posted by Hans Von Rittern
"2,000+ John Lennon fans AND Yoko Ono (my third time this year with her!) singing "Give Peace A Chance" as our photo was taken from a helicopter above, forming a large human peace sign in honor of Lennon's 75th birthday.
It is truly one my top New York lifetime experiences. All you need is heart emoticon . . .
The most touching thing of all was to see the hundreds of kindergarten and grade school kids in attendance, and just to the left of me, the youngest participant - an eight day old baby!
(Yoko tried to break the record of 5,800+, but it was a Tuesday morning - what was she thinking? She should have done it this past Saturday ~ oh well - that's wacky Yoko smile emoticon ! )"
Celebrating John Lennon's 75th Birthday

2,000+ John Lennon fans AND Yoko Ono (my third time this year with her!) singing "Give Peace A Chance" as our photo was taken from a helicopter above, forming a large human peace sign in honor of Lennon's 75th birthday. It is truly one my top New York lifetime experiences. All you need is <3 the="" most="" touching="" thing="" of="" all="" was="" to="" see="" hundreds="" kindergarten="" and="" grade="" school="" kids="" in="" attendance="" just="" left="" me="" youngest="" participant="" -="" an="" eight="" day="" old="" baby="" yoko="" tried="" break="" record="" 5="" 800="" but="" it="" a="" tuesday="" morning="" what="" she="" thinking="" should="" have="" done="" this="" past="" saturday="" oh="" well="" that="" s="" wacky="" :="" p=""> Posted by Hans Von Rittern on Tuesday, October 6, 2015