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PICTORIAL ALBUM

CENTENARY OF
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
AT THOUSAND ISLAND PARK,
NEW YORK

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On July 21-23, 1995, the Center held a celebration at Thousand Island Park to commemorate the Centenary of Swami Vivekananda's historic visit there in 1895. The celebration was observed jointly by the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York, the Thousand Island Park Corporation, Tabernacle Committee, Landmark Society, and other organizations of the Park. Participating in the programs were Swamis of the Ramakrishna Order from India, Europe, Canada and America; religious leaders of different faiths; scholars; community leaders, and well-known musical artists. The main events of the Vivekananda Weekend were:

INTERFAITH SERVICE
Participating in the Service were the visiting Swamis, religious leaders of different faiths and musical artists. All of the events were widely reported on by the television stations and newspapers of the region.  Especially noteworthy is the beautifully presented article in The Watertown Daily Times, referring to Swami Vivekananda as  "The Swami of the St. Lawrence".
 
CENTENNIAL BLESSING OF THE THOUSAND ISLANDS
On the bank of the St. Lawrence River at the Main Dock of the Park: the same dock where Swami Vivekananda had arrived on June 18, 1895,   and where, after a momentous seven-week stay, he had departed with  the words, "I bless these Thousand Islands." Messages and prayers were  offered by the participating Swamis, ministers, and guests, after which  bouquets of flowers were placed in the River while a thirty-two boat flotilla the Yacht Club of the Park offered a nautical salutation of honor.
 

Concert by the United States Army Band of Fort Drum, New York

TOWN MEETING
Participating in the event were the visiting Swamis, guests, and representatives of all organizations of Thousand Island Park .

Concert at the Tabernacle by Uno Mundo (One World)

VIVEKANANDA COTTAGE
AT THOUSAND ISLAND PARK, NEW YORK
A publication, "Swami Vivekananda at Thousand Island Park
1895-1995" was prepared especially for the occasion by the
Park's Landmark Society. For the complete text of this
booklet please click here.
Pilgrimage to Vivekananda Rock
 

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