Peace Concert: a music meditation


Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Seuffert Bandshell
Forest Park, Queens

Admission free, but reservations required.  Please call 212-380-8153 to reserve your seat.

During his lifetime, Sri Chinmoy gave over 700 peace concerts around the world in such venues as London’s Royal Albert Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House and the United Nations.

Playing his own haunting spiritual music while in a high meditative consciousness, Sri Chinmoy was able to create an atmosphere of deep inner peace.

This event seeks to recreate that atmosphere.  It combines rare footage taken from Sri Chinmoy’s peace concerts with live choir performances of his songs by his students.

Seating is in fixed benches with backrests.  There are hundreds of benches – plenty of room to spread out.

There are currently no COVID restrictions on outdoor events of this size in New York City.  Masks are optional.

Complimentary hot apple cider for all attendees.

Concert length is approximately 75 minutes.

Getting there

The Seuffert Bandshell is located in Forest Park, Queens, (near border of Brooklyn).  From Woodhaven Blvd, head west into the park on Forest Park Dr. (Between Myrtle Ave. and Park Lane S.)

Driving:  There is a very large parking lot right next to the bandshell, FREE parking.  Click to view on map >>

Subway:  J train to 85 St. – Forest Parkway.  10 minute walk.  View walking route >>


Audio: Sri Chinmoy plays his favourite instrument, the esraj, during a concert in San Francisco in 1982.

Comments from the audience:

We are very grateful to those who have attended previous Peace Concerts and have shared their experiences:

  • Just wonderful. Voices raised so high.  I meditated and was healed” -Taylor N.
  • “I am so grateful. I am a musician and this experience has invoked the purity of the double prayer, which is music” -Sage S.
  • “The chorus was marvelous” -Nancy
  • “Thank you for this, in this city we all need a little peace” -Vana

More on the USA Sri Chinmoy Centre website: