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About the Peace Picnic

The Peace Picnic is one of thousands of events around the world commemorating the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. 


The UN established the International Day of Peace  in 1981, declaring it a day “devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.”

the Peace Picnic story

Every year since the first  Peace Picnic in 2006, the Sikh community of Guru Ram Das Ashram has offered  a fun, peaceful afternoon in the park for the people of the South Robertson neighborhood on the West Side of Los Angeles.

All are welcome to enjoy a buffet of gourmet vegetarian food donated by local restaurants, supervised children's activities hosted by the Reynier Village Neighborhood Association,  and a live music program, featuring local musical groups that reflect the remarkable diversity of the neighborhood.

Clergy and leaders from various organizations offer words of inspiration, setting aside religious and political differences to focus on peace in our neighborhood and around the world.

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Peace Picnic Q & A

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Who Is Behind the Peace Picnic?

The Peace Picnic is a collaboration of the South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO NC), Reynier Village Neighborhood Association, L.A. City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr., St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church and Guru Ram Das Ashram.

Is it really free?!

The list is long of all the businesses, organizations, individuals, restaurants and performers who so generously contribute to the Peace Picnic so it can be available to all.  Admission, food, supervised children's activities, the peace program and all other activities at the Peace Picnic are offered free charge, thanks to these peace-loving supporters.

How do I get there?

A free shuttle van circulates all afternoon, providing free transportation to and from Reynier Park and two other points in the neighborhood, to avoid parking congestion around the Park.  Shuttle details are here.