Insight News

Feb 08th


Lyndale Peace Garden is site of 65th anniversary commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

Lyndale Park Peace Garden in Minneapolis is one of the sites of the 2010 Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemoration events in the Twin Cities Aug. 5-8. The events mark the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the two cities in Japan, the legacy of 20th century peacemakers, and the victims of the bombings.

The events at the Peace Garden include:

Thursday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m. – Formal tea ceremony by the Yukimakai Tea Study group. The ceremony occurs at the same time as commemoration events in Hiroshima. Music will be provided the Arden Consort.

Friday, Aug. 6, 7:30 a.m. – Ceremony of the Cranes. Former Minneapolis mayor Donald Fraser speaks at the ceremony. He was mayor when the original relic stone arrived from Hiroshima in 1985, which now marks the entrance to the Peace Garden Bridge. The program includes the story of Sadako Saski, a girl who developed cancer as a result of radiation released by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Told of a Japanese legend that people who fold 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish, Sadako folded over 1,000 cranes before her death at age 12. Wristbands with the names of bombing survivors, and on which people can write names of peacemakers, will be available at all the events to personalize the legacy of war and peace.

Friday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m., Ceremony of 11 Bells at the Spirit of Peace sculpture – Twenty women from Junshin High School and University in Nagasaki will join Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27, and Women in Black of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

All events are free and open to the public. The Peace Garden is located at 4124 Roseway Road. For further information on other events, directions to the sites, and background information, visit or or call 952-922-0308.

Wirth Lake Area improvements focus on water quality, natural resources and picnic areas

Park Board approves Phase III plan following public input

It won’t be long before visitors to Theodore Wirth Regional Park will be able to take a sunset stroll on a boardwalk along Wirth Lake, listen t...

UnitedHealthcare and KaBOOM! hosted Design Day for new playground at Oak Park Center

UnitedHealthcare and KaBOOM! hosted Design Day for new playground at Oak Park CenterUnitedHealthcare and organizers from KaBOOM! hosted a Design Day for children at Pillsbury United Communities' Oak Park Center last week. Children from the Center had the opportunity to put crayon to...

Gardens, opera and food – A great summertime combination!

J.D. Rivers’ Children’s Garden at Theodore Wirth Park sets the perfect stage for Tales of Hoffmann: A Picnic Operetta at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. The garden is located at Glenwood Ave. and Washburn in ...

Minneapolis Park Board leads by example with energy savings pilot project

Energy efficiency improvements coming to five rec centers

Green means more to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) than the ideal color of lawns and trees. Green also means practicing envir...
Page 132 of 168

Recent Comments

Powered by Disqus

Facebook Twitter RSS Image Map

Latest show

  • October 20, 2015
    Jessica Jackson, co-pastor, Impact Living Christian Center in South Minneapolis.

Business & Community Service Network