PEACE IN THE PARK: Festival of Spirit
Get in touch with your inner Buddha and head on over to the Peace in the Park: Festival of Spirit at ArtsPark at Young Circle in Hollywood Beach, Florida. This 1st annual event, which takes place on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. and continues on until 6:00 p.m., features a ton of cool things to do. There will be live music, yoga, art, and meditation along with a children’s parade, games, and activities that the whole family can enjoy. Peace in the Park is free and is being organized by a group of students who have been studying with the Brahma Kumaris for many years. The Brahma Kumaris is a spiritual organization that is focused on self-transformation via positive thinking as well as meditation. The students have put together this gathering as a way to give back to the community and to show their appreciation for all they have received over the decades.
There will a plethora of performers at this festive festival. Known as the Reggae Ambassador, Willie Stewart is a master percussionist and former member of Third World, a well-known reggae band. He will play world music with nearly three dozen children from Hollywood area schools. The dynamic duo of Betan and Berner has been playing in South Florida for a long, long time. Their singular sound boasts a combination of jazz, pop, world, rock, and Latin. Playing the electric harp, Stacey Berkley has played her unique blend of Brazilian, Latin, jazz, Celtic, and Caribbean music with Andrea Bocelli, Rod Stewart, Lauryn Hill, Tony Bennett, Jose Feliciano, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and the Bee Gees. Attendees will also hear Julia Dale, a local singer who has entertained for such unique occasions as Florida Marlins games and Miami Heat National Basketball Association finals. In addition, Wanda Myles, the local host of Morning Edition at WLRN, will be on hand. Bring a chair or a blanket and prepare to energize yourself to the max with minimum effort at Peace in the Park. More details can be accessed at www.peaceintheparkflorida.org/.