Come and see hundreds of Freeport residents band together to promote harmony and well-being during the Community Peace March, beginning at Freeport High School, May 1. Marchers will wear yellow – the color that represents hope, especially hope for peace.
The event is coordinated by the community group Freeport Cares, which works in conjunction with Freeport Schools, the Village of Freeport and community-based organizations to promote programs and activities that support the needs of Freeport’s youth and their families.
The march is also the culminating event for a year-long peace initiative in the Freeport Schools. Spearheaded by District Superintendent Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Freeport was one of 11 Long Island school districts to participate in the Pathways to Peace Project in partnership with the Shanti Fund, a Long Island-based organization that promotes peace and enlightenment through education. Students throughout the district participated in a host of activities including dances, songs, poetry and artwork to help students develop a better understanding of others and spread the message of peace.
A health and wellness fair will take place at the end of the march.
When: Saturday, May 1 (rain or shine)
Where: Freeport High School
50 S. Brookside Ave.