60th Anniversary Events in 2015

Celebrate with us at one of our many events coming up in 2015, as we celebrate 60 years of friendship between the United States and Japan.

Monday, April 20 10:30 a.m. Dedication of Nagasaki Road, south shore of Lake Como

Saturday, June 6 9 a.m. Cherry Tree Celebration and Kite Flying Demonstration
Como Park, Saint Paul, by the Mannheimer Memorial
10 a.m.Kite flying by Seikoo and Akiko Nakamura of Nagasaki
Kite making workshop ($5) from 2 to 4 at Conway field

June 17 -30 Sansei Yonsei Kai dance troupe to Japan

Saturday, July 11 6:30 p.m. Prayer for Peace at Carondelet Center

August 5 – 14 Junshin Peace Singers 2015 from Nagasaki
August 8, 7 p.m. at Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park
August 11, 6 p.m. at Minnesota History Center
August 8 to 12 New Players Association of Nagasaki Prefecture ensemble
August 9, 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Minneapolis
August 11, noon at Landmark Center

August 20 – 24 Official delegation from Nagasaki led by Mayor Taue

Thursday, August 20 Mayor Scheibel receives award at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Paul Hotel; 7 p.m. Welcome Cookout

Friday, August 21 9 a.m. Native American pipe ceremony at City Hall; Bus tour of city; Evening pizza supper at Cossetta’s

Saturday, August 22 10 a.m. Opening of “From War to Reconciliation” at Landmark Center
12 noon Formal luncheon at St. Paul Hotel
4 p.m. Remembering our past at Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park
5 p.m. Dedication of Matsuda Memorial at Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden
7p.m. Saint Paul Saints ball game—Mayor Taue throws out first ball

Sunday, August 23 3 to 8:30 p.m. Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival at Como Park

“From War to Reconciliation: Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Exhibition” at Landmark Center through November 28. Free. Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays Noon to 4 p.m.

“Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard” art display and video presentation. Begins Saturday, September 19, ends Sunday, October 25. Open as above. Free showing of documentary film at 2 p.m. on Saturdays, September 19 and 26; October 10, 17, and 24.

 Saturday, September 19 1:00 p.m. Opening of Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard at Landmark Center with film director and producer

 Saturday, September 26 1:00 p.m. Hibakusha (a-bomb survivor) Michiko Harada of Nagasaki speaks at Landmark, followed by showing of Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard

 Monday, September 28 1:00 p.m. Ms Harada speaks at Metro State University

 Tuesday, September 29 4:00 p.m. Ms Harada speaks at Andersen Library, Room 120, University of Minnesota West Bank. Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota. Public welcome.

 October 7 to 9       Mayor Coleman leads delegation to Nagasaki Okunchi Festival

 Sunday, October 18 1 p.m. Saint Paul Civic Symphony “From Darkness to Light” at Landmark Center. SPCS is sister orchestra to the Nagasaki Symphony Orchestra.

SPNSCC thanks the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims for the Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Exhbition and visit by Ms Harada. We thank the United States – Japan Foundation for a generous grant in support of the Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard film and exhibition. For further information, spnscc@gmail.com or 952.261.3891. Websites: www.stpaulnagasaki.org or www.stpaulpeace.org.

 Wednesday, November 11 10:30am Armistice Day Remembrance at the Landmark Center Auditorium

Other events: Saturday, April 18 8:30 to 3 Teacher workshop at Hamline
Saturday, April 25 Pan-Asian Day at Minnesota History Center
April 30 – May 5 Festival of Nations
Saturday, May 16 Elementary Eco Arts Festival at Harriet Island
September 19 Rotary Exchange Student Reunion
Fall 2015 High school photography exchange
Saturday, December 5 SPNSCC Annual dinner meeting

Support from the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims, United States –Japan Foundation, Anime Twin Cities, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, Grotto Foundation, Hamline University, World Citizen and others.