Peace Boat US is excited to announce a series of educational and advocacy events taking place around the annual United Nations World Oceans Day June 8, 2022! We hope our friends around the globe will be able to join us virtually and hope to see our New York City based partners in person!

The Explorers Club & Peace Boat US Present: “Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants” – Meet Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Leaders

Wednesday, June 1
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM EDT
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Join Peace Boat in a discussion with its Ocean and Climate Youth Leaders. Emilie McGlone, Director of Peace Boat US will present about World Ocean Week and Peace Boat’s programs for ocean and climate action. Joining her will be several youth leaders including: Khadija Stewart, from Trinidad and Tobago, coordinator of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance Caribbean network and Founder of Ecovybz Podcast; Silvia Cantu, Peace Boat “Youth for the SDGs” scholar from Mexico, scuba diver, underwater photographer and COP 26 youth negotiator; and Sara Van Eerde, from Global Kids in New York, “Youth for the SDGs” scholar, ocean advocate, and presenter of spoken word poetry for the oceans.

Climate Connection: Celebrating World Environment Day

Sunday, June 5
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
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Selina Chelsea NYC Hotel
518 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Join us as we come together on the 5th of June to celebrate the World Environment Day and the start of the World Oceans Week. This gathering features diverse programming highlighting United Nations partnerships, organizations, impact focused initiatives and artists from around the world.

The program will be divided into various parts – youth session, panels, networking, and dinner / evening celebration. The event is organized to celebrate a series of occasions:

Blue Planet’s Global Ambassador program
The Convergence (Launch)
TreeGlass Magazine (Release)
Ocean Film Festival with SIMA Studios

Ocean Film Festival: Launching on World Environment Day

June 5 – 30
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Join us for this year’s Ocean Film Festival VOL 3 featuring documentaries and creative films focused on ocean conservation and climate action!

Peace Boat US’ Ocean Film Festival online program, held in partnership with SIMA – Social Impact Media Studios, aims to inspire positive collective action for the oceans through documentaries and creative films that share the stories of local communities around the world who are working to conserve the ocean for the future generations to come. We will host two screenings of select films in person on June 5 at Selina Chelsea NYC Hotel and during the World Oceans Festival at GaiaNomaya on June 11. Join us!

World Oceans Day at the United Nations Headquarters

Wednesday, June 8
In Person Event
UN Headquarters, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
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Virtual Broadcast
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This year’s United Nations World Oceans Day, June 8, will highlight the theme Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean. This is the first hybrid celebration of the annual event, hosted in-person at the UN Headquarters in New York and broadcast live.

Peace Boat US is glad to be part of the Friends of UN World Oceans Day, and invites you to join the official event, hosted by the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs (DOALOS) in Partnership with the non-profit Oceanic Global.

We work to inspire and ignite collaborative change through global educational voyages at sea, advocating for a peaceful and sustainable world with study programs onboard and in ports of call. Now Peace Boat is taking the next step in our journey with Ecoship, a sustainable ship using solar and wind energy for reduced emissions and zero waste to protect our ocean. We are working to #RevitalizeTheOcean!

Watch the Peace Boat short video for the UN World Oceans Day here online:

Coney Island Beach Clean-up

Saturday, June 11
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
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New York Aquarium
602 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224

In celebration of World Oceans Week and the theme “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean,” you are invited to the beach clean-up, yoga and picnic lunch at Coney Island on Saturday, June 11! Help us preserve the ocean and our beautiful coastline by our community clean-up. This year we are also encouraging everyone to bike to the beach if you can to keep up our wellness and environmental sustainability.

Following the beach clean-up, yoga instructor Annie Evasick will lead a special yoga and mindfulness session on the beach with our partner Samantha Frick from Mana Pacific, and opening words by Cassia Patel from Oceanic Global. Join us at the beach and also for a music and art reception to follow in the evening at Gaia Nomaya!

World Oceans Week Celebration at Gaia Nomaya

Saturday, June 11, 4:00 PM –
Sunday, June 12, 4:00 AM EDT
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Gaia Nomaya
510 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Sustainable brands will come together to celebrate and raise funds for the oceans through multiple mediums of music, wellness, arts and culture.

We are thrilled to bring together so many amazing non-profits, creative communities, musicians, artists, healers, and Brooklyn’s diverse and multi-dimensional culture to support the great cause of ocean education for youth! This will be a full day of music from top talent both live and with DJs, including wellness spa services and experiences, guest speakers on various ocean initiatives, a variety of different styles of artists, and an artisan pop up eco-fashion market. Yoga and sound healing will start the event at Prospect Park around the corner from the main venue, followed by 12 hrs of thoughtful and exciting programming. This will be a World Oceans Week closing celebration!