The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presents Come Together NYC
Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr & Jeff Bridges get in bed with The Lennon Bus presented by OWC to support student activism in association with Join Sleep Club. All donations are split evenly between The Lennon Bus & No Kid Hungry.
- John Lennon’s former bandmate and his widow were joined outside City Hall by actor Jeff Bridges, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
- The stunt was part of a Beatles-themed ‘bed-in,’ inspired by Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s famed Vietnam War protests in 1969
- Starr quipped: ‘It’s an incredible day for me to finally go to bed with Yoko’
- It was part of the fifth annual ‘Come Together: NYC’ event, which marked the return of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
- The mobile production studio provides audio, video, digital media and broadcast experiences to students of all ages
“Come Together: NYC” event marked the return of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a mobile production facility that “provides hands-on creative experiences to students of all ages.”
This year’s theme was “activism.” Students gathered and sang “Give Peace A Chance,” carrying signs saying “Hair Peace,” “Bed Peace,” and “Imagine Peace” – all a recreation of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s famous “bed-in” protests of the Vietnam war in 1969.
During event, Yoko Ono, Ringo and Bridges,climbed onto a large white bed, surrounded by a cheering crowd of children and dignitaries.
‘It’s an incredible day for me to finally go to bed with Yoko,’ joked Ringo, sporting an all black ensemble and his signature sunglasses.
Ono, laying beside her late husband’s bandmate, smiled and said: ‘I think that maybe John is hearing us. Give peace a chance… just remember that we are creating the world.’
After a band performed Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ during which Mayor de Blasio flashed the peace sign while holding Ono’s hand.
Bridges joined the festivities in his capacity as a national spokesman of the non-profit group Share Our strength to promote the childhood nutrition program No Kid Hungry.
BED FOR PEACE
It’s just another bed in bed peace for peace and love Imagine peace. ?✌️?????
Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Jeff Bridges and more joined Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson to stage a Beatles-themed “bed-in” to support New York City schools.
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THE LENNON BUS
On the Lennon bus – peace & love ?✌️?????