Over the past year our nation has experienced changes that could never have been imagined. The pandemic has changed the way we think and react to everything in our lives and has made us all appreciate the importance of unity, and that is with our families, our friends and with our neighbors. An initiative in town created several years ago called Partners in Peace, promotes the importance of inclusion, peace and solidarity. As part of this movement, Nutley became the 223rd International City of Peace on September 18th, 2018. To celebrate this accomplishment, our Nutley community is working together to design a permanent sculpture installation to highlight the concept of unity and world peace.
The sculpture will be installed in Yanticaw Park. The individual letters of the word UNITY will be constructed from stone filled gabion baskets. The word PEACE will be spelled out in glass mosaic on the sides of each letter when viewed from the side angle. Our tentative completion date and unveiling is Fall 2021.
On Friday, May 7, 1-4 in the afternoon, we will begin creating “peace rocks” at the site of our future installation, Yanticaw Park. Community members including children, parents, students, business members, church members and members of non-profit organizations, and in fact all members of the Nutley community, are encouraged to attend and decorate a rock with a peace message to be added to the sculpture.
For more information, please call 973-284-4929, connect with Nutley Community Partners for Peace on social media or email us at NutleyPeaceRocks@gmail.com.
(Rain date: May 14th, 2021)