The Betsy Hotel and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Present The Dedication Ceremony for the Permanent Installation of the Yoko Ono Wish Tree
Saturday November 5, 2011 at 6pm
The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive
Photo exhibit from celebrity photographer Robert Zuckerman and the opportunity for a portrait by the photographer
The Betsy Hotel, a hub for arts and culture on South Beach, will take part in Sleepless Night, Miami Beachâ€™s all night arts festival, on Saturday November 5, 2011, with a series of events that exemplify the hotel and its leadershipteamâ€™s firmly established commitment to philanthropy, art, music and literature. Full schedule of events follows:
Saturday, November 5
6 PM – In cooperation with The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a state of the art mobile recording studio and video production facility, The Betsy Hotel will host a dedication ceremony for a tree that it has donated to the City of Miami Beach in honor of Yoko Onoâ€™s interactive artwork, Wish Tree. Located in Lummus Park, directly across the street from the hotel at 1440 Ocean Drive; the community is invited to attend the dedication and plaque installation. The Wish Tree has been integral to many of Onoâ€™s exhibitions around the world in museums and cultural centers where people have been invited to write their personal wishes for peace and tie them to a tree branch.
The first 100 guests to add their wishes to the tree will have their photograph taken by one of several professional photographers (including Robert Zuckerman) and exhibited on board the Lennon Bus.
6 PM -11PM
All night long, people are invited to participate in creating their own wish and tying it to the tree.
The Lennon Bus, parked in front of The Betsy, will be open for interactive tours and offers the public the opportunity to see the worldâ€™s only sanctioned replica of The Imagine Peace Tower. Located in Iceland, the Peace Tower is the repository for the thousands of wishes that have been made all around the world throughout the Wish Tree projectâ€™s 30-year history.
7PM â€“ 9PM The Betsy Hotel will host an open house to showcase the photographs of celebrity photographer Robert Zuckerman. The artist, renowned in the motion picture industry for his stirring portraits, will be in attendance. A free poster by the artist will be handed out to the first 100 visitors.
9 PM â€“11 PM YoungArts award-winning Singer, Kate Davis, a will perform in the Betsy Hotelâ€™s salon.If you love Soul Of Miami, please consider leaving a testimonial.
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