Friday, June 05, 2015

Global Family Reunion Block Party @ FHL

The following is from FamilySearch.

World’s Largest Family Reunion Event Held in Salt Lake City This WeekDowntown festival includes free activities for the entire family

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City is inviting the public to a huge public block party on Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the Global Family Reunion being held at the same time in New York City and 30 other satellite locations. West Temple Street will be closed from North Temple to South Temple to host the myriad of family-friendly entertainment. The event is free to the public.

The Global Family Reunion in New York City is a star-studded mega social event with a goal of being the largest family reunion ever. The Salt Lake City venue is one of several locations joining the initiative to help to achieve its goal of gathering tens of thousands of people together in the world’s largest family reunion. A.J. Jacobs, New York Times best-selling author, humorist, and organizer of the massive reunion, said, “I have millions of relatives—why not throw the biggest family reunion ever?”

At the downtown Salt Lake City location, families will enjoy a variety of activities for all ages while also having the chance to be in the world’s biggest family reunion photo to be taken at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Family History Library, located at 35 North West Temple Street in downtown Salt Lake City.
The free activities include:
  • Live streaming from the Global Family Reunion event in New York City, with appearances and performances by Dr. Oz, magician David Blaine, and musical group Sister Sledge.
  • Live local musical entertainment: bagpipers, singers, and international dancers.
  • Bounce houses, a rock wall, carnival games, and face painting.
  • Inside fun: storytelling, library tours, and classes.
Food and snow cones available for purchase.
Live Entertainment Schedule
10:00 a.m. Japanese Drum Dancers
10:30 a.m. Group Photo in front of the Family History Library
11:00 a.m. Pecos Posse Old West Singers
11:45 a.m. Polynesian Dancers
12:30 p.m. Scottish Bagpipers and Dancers
1:15 p.m. Storyteller, Elaine Brewster

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