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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemorations

August 7, 2017 - August 9, 2017

Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemoration events around the country. Check to see if there's one in your area!

British Columbia

Remember Hiroshima. August 9, 7pm-9pm. Physicians for Global Survival and the Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network Esquimalt Gorge Park,1070 Tilicum Rd, Victoria BC. Rudi Hoensen, Nagasaki survivor; lantern-making at 6:30pm, Hiroshima/Nagasaki art exhibit, Japanese and cultural performances, floating lanterns, and Getting Higher Choir.


March for Nuclear Abolition and Global Survival. August 9, 8:00 AM. Livermore Lab, Vasco Rd and Patterson Pass Rd, Livermore, CA. Tri-Valley CAREs, 925-443-7148 510-839-5877. Protest and civil disobedience (risk of arrest if blocking gates). Bring enlarged photos of people, animals, or nature that you care about.

Los Angeles

PSR LA Event. August 9, 7:00 PM. Chain Reaction Sculpture, Los Angeles, CA. PSR LA.         

72nd Annual Commemoration Service for A-bomb Victims & Survivors. August 6, 2pm-3pm. Koyasan Buddhist Temple, 342 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, California 90012. American Association of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors.

2017 Sadako Peace Day. August 8, 6pm-7pm. 800 El Bosque Rd, Montecito, CA. Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Music and poetry to remember the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.           

Santa Cruz
Hiroshima Day Vigil, 2017. August 6, 6pm-8pm. Town Clock, Downtown Santa Cruz, CA.  United Nations Association: USA Santa Cruz, CA Chapter. Vigil commemorating Hiroshima and calling for nuclear disarmament.

District of Columbia

Hiroshima Peace Commemoration. August 5, 6:30pm-8:30pm. St. Stephen's & the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St, Washington, DC 20015. Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area. There will be a moment’s silence at 7:15pm to commemorate the Hiroshima catastrophe. Special showing of the video "Goyou-Pine Bonsai ; Hiroshima Survivor".

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki Film screening: "Goyo pine Bonsai: Hiroshima Survivor"/"Phoenix from Hiroshima." August 6, 11:30am reception and 12pm screening. All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St, NW, Washington D.C. Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area        

Nagasaki Candlelight Vigil. August 8, 9:45 PM. White House (Lafayette Park), Washington, D.C. Moment’s Silence at 10:02, sharing of thoughts for peace. Candlelight Vigil.



Almighty: Courage, Resistance and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age. August 8. 5pm meet and greet, 7pm lecture. Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA. Book-signing and author lecture with Dan Zak.

Seeds of Peace: 22nd annual Nagasaki Observance. August 9. 7pm. Rose Garden, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA. Seeds of Peace documentary screening.


Lanterns for Peace 2017. August 6 7pm-10pm. Memorial Park, 470 York Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. Peace Alliannce Winnipeg Lantern floating ceremony.



Baltimore Nagasaki Commemoration with Hibakusha Testimonies. August 9, 6:30 PM. Homewood Friends Meeting House 3107 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21218. Baltimore Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, John Steinbach 703-822-3485.      

Baltimore Hiroshima Commemoration. August 9, 6:30 PM. Homewood Friends Meeting House 3107 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21218. Baltimore Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee. RSVP or 410-323-1607. Speaker Dr. Gwen DuBois and a statement read from Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo.

Frederick Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration with Hibakusha Testimonies. August 6, 4:30 PM. Frederick Friends Meeting, 723 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701. Frederick Women in Black.


Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Celebrating the U.N. Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons. August 6, 11:45am-1pm. Cambridge Common Garden Street and Appian Way Cambridge, MA. Massachusetts Peace Actio. 15 minute remembrance program followed by a peace picnic.


St. Paul

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemorative Tea Ceremony. August 5, 6:00 PM. Lyndale Park Peace Garden, Saint Paul, MN. St. Paul - Nagasaki Sister City Committee, Tea ceremony performed by the Yukimakai Tea Study Group.

Ceremony of the Cranes. August 6, 7:30 AM. Lyndale Park Peace Garden, Saint Paul, MN. St. Paul - Nagasaki Sister City Committee, Memorial ceremony, featuring David Swanson from the Peace and Democracy Convention as speaker.

Nagasaki Commemoration. August 8, 7:00 PM. Global Harmony Labyrinth at Como Park, Saint Paul, MN. St. Paul - Nagasaki Sister City Committee, Featuring Caren Stelson as speaker.

New Jersey

Bring your own picnic dinner, film, and vigil. August 9, 6pm-9pm, film at 7pm, vigil at 8:30pm. Albert Hinds Plaza, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ. Coalition for Peace Action 609-924-5022 Film "White Light, Black Rain," paper crane folding.

New York

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Vigil. August 8. 7:30pm. Avon Traffic Circle (Routes 5 & 20) in Avon, New York. Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace.

Nagasaki Forgiveness Mass. August 9. 7pm. 178 Chenango St Binghamton NY.  Ecumenical Mass of Forgiveness, open mic for public comments.

Indigenous Peoples and Nuclear-Free Future Day.  August 8.  3pm.  Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY.  Buffalo History Museum, Indigenous Women's Initiatives, and the WNY Peace Center.  Lantern ceremony and celebrating the Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People.


Solemn Procession with Giant Puppets. August 9. 11:30am-1pm. City Hall Commons, Washington and Warren Streets, Syracuse.

Present tense: Selections from "The A-Bomb and Humanity": Photo and art exhibit.  August 9.  1pm-6pm.  1342 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse.  Refreshments served.  Exhibit continues until September 8, 2017.  Monday-Friday 9am-2pm; Sundays 10am-2pm and by appointment: Meg-315-395-9308.

Present tense: Selections from "The A-Bomb and Humanity." August 10. 6pm-8pm. 914 E. Genesee St, Syracuse. Refreshments served. Introduction by Diane Grimes and Diane Swords. The exhibit continues from Aug. 10 to Aug. 19, 1-4pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Don't Bank on the Bomb. August 15. 7pm-9pm. 914Works at 914 E. Genesee St, Syracuse. Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union and Hansen’s Advisory Service. Information on how to divest from the nuclear weapons industry.

The Atomic Bombing Exposed. August 16. 7pm-9pm. 914Works at 914 E. Genesee St, Syracuse. Video showing, discussion, and interview with atomic bomb survivors.


Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: From Despair to Hope. August 9 6:00 PM. Japanese American Historical Plaza, NW Naito Parkway and Couch Street, Portland, OR. Oregon PSR. Memorial event featuring Sean Tenney as a speaker.


Vigil. August 6, 12pm-2pm. Doylestown Friends Meeting, corner of Main St. and State St., Doylestown, PA. Coalition for Peace Action 609-924-5022 Vigil for Hiroshima.


Film Festival: Nuclear Threat and Hope. August 7-9, 4pm-9pm. Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg, PA. Harrisburg PSR 540-267-4317. Six movies with a meal and discussion about the effects of nuclear weapons on Harrisburg.

Candles on the Water. August 6, 6:45 PM. Market Square Presbytarian Church, 20 Second St, Harrisburg, PA. Harrison PSR Memorial event featuring Ira Helfand as a speaker.

King of Prussia
Remember the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. At Lockheed Martin STAND & DEMAND: Abolish Nuclear Weapons… August 5, 12pm-2:30pm. Brandywine Peace Community. 230 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA. 484-574-1148. Demanding the abolition of nuclear weapons.



Peace Lantern Ceremony recalls Nagasaki. August 9. 8pm. Sequoia Hills Park in Knoxville, TN. Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance.

Peace Lantern building party. August 8. 6:30pm. Riverside Nonviolent Catholic Worker house, 4627 Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN. Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance. Everyone is welcome. Materials will be provided.


From Hiroshima to Hope Lantern Ceremony. August 6 6:00 PM. Green Lake, Northwest shore, near Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 West Green Lake Drive North, Seattle, WA. From Hiroshima to Hope Lantern floating memorial ceremony.


Lanterns for Peace 2017. August 9 6:30 PM. Tenney Park, 1414 E. Johnson St, Madison, WI. PSR-Wisconsin 606-232-9945 Lantern floating and presentation by Caren Stelson