Elizabeth Entenman
September 15, 2015 11:57 am

This coming October 9th would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday, and Yoko Ono is planning a peaceful celebration — and hoping to break a world record while she’s at it. She announced the plan last week at an event promoting her non-profit, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, an audio and video recording facility on wheels for students.

Here’s the plan: Ono wants to gather upwards of 10,000 in the East Meadow of Central Park to form a giant human peace sign. But not just any human peace sign — she wants to set a Guinness World Record for the largest human peace sign.

She needs a crowd of at least 5,815 to break the current record, which was set in Ithaca, New York, in 2008. We’re confident she’ll shatter that one. Ono has always been a proponent of peace, frequently tweeting kind and uplifting messages about the importance of love, tolerance and respect.

Ono is 82 (!) and just as busy as ever as an artist and an activist. The East Meadow gathering is hot on the heels of her retrospective Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971 which just wrapped up at the Museum of Modern Art.

Registration begins at 10am, with a flyover photograph slated to be taken at 12:30pm. The gathering is free and open to all ages, but donations will be collected for the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. If you’ll be in the area, you can pre-register to help make history here!

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