Peace Boat US will be participating in the upcoming United Nations World Ocean Day on June 8, and organizing a series of events making up World Oceans Week!

We are excited to welcome the Peace Boat to New York following UN World Oceans Week, on June 16 – 17. After the ship’s call, our next Youth for the SDGs Expedition will be taking place, sailing from Latin America to Alaska. We hope to see you onboard or at one of our events soon!

Education at Sea
Thursday, June 6
2:00- 3:30 EDT
Explorers Club – 46 E. 70th St. Ny, NY 100121

Joe Grabowski of Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants will lead a panel of today’s most exciting floating classrooms, including Darwin-200, Bob Ballard’s Nautilus Live, Peace Boat US, and Arctic Sense. Peace Boat US Director Emilie McGlone will share our programs for the United Nations Ocean Decade and exciting voyages to Patagonia and the Arctic!


World Oceans Day 2024 
Friday, June 7
Hybrid event

UN World Oceans Day is just around the corner! Taking place every year on June 8, the United Nations World Oceans Day raises awareness of the importance of the ocean and the need to protect it. The theme this year is “Awaken New Depths.” A hybrid event will take place at the UN Headquarters and online on Friday, June 7. Peace Boat US will be organizing events onboard and in New York throughout June as part of the Friends of UN World Oceans Day. 


World Oceans Festival 
Saturday, June 8
6:00 pm – Late EDT
Gaia Nomaya

Join us for the World Oceans Festival 2024 and our Deep Sea Disco launch in New York! We are thrilled to bring together so many amazing non-profits, creative communities, musicians, artists, healers, and Brooklyn’s diverse multi-dimensional culture to support the great cause of ocean education for youth. Join our evening of music from top talent, including live performances and DJs, with a special wave of ambient and sound healing to start the event, wellness experiences, guest speakers on various ocean initiatives, a variety of different styles of artists and an artisan pop-up sustainable fashion market.


Coney Island Beach Clean Up
Saturday, June 8
10:00 am Bike Ride from Prospect Park to Coney Island
12:00- 2:00 pm Coney Island Beach Sweep
2:00- 4:00 pm Beach Yoga Sound Wave Experience

Join us for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Coney Island Beach Clean-up sponsored by Armitron and Oceanic Global in partnership with Corona USA’s Protect Our Beach Initiative. Help us protect our coastal habitats and connect with Wildlife Conservation Society as well as other ocean change-makers in the Coney Island community! Peace Boat US will be organizing a bike ride to the beach and collaborating with our partners from the Friends of UN World Oceans Day group to host the events at the Coney Island boardwalk.


Sailing for Blue Innovation and the SDGS onbaord Peace Boat
Sunday, June 16
*Invitation only

Peace Boat will visit New York City during the United Nations World Oceans Day activities in June! We are excited to host an onboard event, “Sailing for Blue Innovation and the SDGs onboard Peace Boat Celebration,” for partners and community members working to find innovative solutions to accelerate ocean and climate action, share best practices for responsible ocean stewardship, and build momentum for peace, nuclear disarmament, and achieving the SDGs. Peace Boat will present the Ecoship, the world’s most environmentally sustainable passenger ship.


Building a Peaceful Tomorrow for Future Generations:
Global Hibakusha Testimonies
Monday, June 17
1:00-5:00 pm
777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd Floor

Join Peace Boat and the United Nations #Youth4disarmament Initiative on the afternoon of June 17 for an event titled, “Building a Peaceful Tomorrow for Future Generations: Global Hibakusha Testimonies.” The event will feature personal stories of two atomic bomb survivors, one from Hiroshima and one from Nagasaki, as well as a Downwinder from Utah, who is also traveling on Peace Boat to share her experience as a survivor of nuclear testing. They are a part of the “Peace Boat Hibakusha Project – Global Voyages for a Nuclear-Free World: Beyond Borders and Generations.” The atomic bomb survivors are aging, and hearing their personal accounts of their experience as survivors is a unique experience to understand the true costs of these indiscriminate weapons. These first-hand accounts are imperative to pass on to the next generation to build a strong global community of young nuclear disarmament activists. In addition, the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs will present their #Youth4Disarmament initiatives and share how youth can get involved in the program. Finally, the event will conclude with a film screening of “The Vow from Hiroshima,” which will be introduced by the director and producer who followed Hibakusha and international activist Setsuko Thurlow’s life’s work calling for a world free of nuclear weapons. 


Youth for the SDGs for the UN Ocean Decade

Peace Boat US is proud to be a recognized contributor to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development through our Youth for the SDGs programs and other ocean-related initiatives. Endorsed by IOC UNESCO, our “Youth for the SDGs” scholarship programs create experiential learning opportunities for youth activists and community leaders from around the world who are advocating for the SDGs. These programs are conducted 2-4 times per year onboard Peace Boat’s ship and our next voyage will be this summer from Mexico – Vancouver – Alaska onboard the 117th Global Voyage from June 25 – July 20, 2024.

Join us as a co-sponsor here: