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August 30, 2019

Coming Up: The 6th annual Come Together NYC Tour

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The Lennon Bus returns to NYC once again to kick off the 6th annual Come Together NYC Tour in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and Department of Cultural Affairs. On September 16th, the Lennon Bus will Imagine a City With No Gun Violence at City Hall along with elected officials, celebrities, students, and anti-gun violence organizations. A full month-long series of sessions, festivals, special events, and activities will follow. Stay tuned here and on Lennon Bus social media to learn more about this event.

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July 30, 2019

Featured Video: “Peace & Love” by Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center

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In honor of Ringo Starr’s birthday, students from the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center came onboard The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to write, record and shoot a music video as a special gift. “Peace & Love” was brought to life and the students had the once in a lifetime opportunity to perform their song live at the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles for Ringo, David Lynch and the public thanks to OWC (Other World Computing) and Yamaha.  

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June 30, 2019

Lennon Bus ‘Cultural After School Adventures’ in NYC

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The Lennon Bus wraps up its third year of providing students in the City of NY with a semester long Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) program with support from the Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Council and Speaker of the NYC Council Corey Johnson. Over the course of the Spring semester students from NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies and Hudson High School were fully engaged in the creative process of writing, recording, shooting video and forming an actual band. The entire student body came together at each location to celebrate the student works of The Tainted Blues and The Antisocials at the “Labchella” and “Hudsonpalooza” culminating events. Additional special thanks to Yamaha, Audio-Technica, Copperpeace, Focusrite, Genelec, K&M, Neutrik and OWC (Other World Computing) for the great support in providing the latest gear available for the schools to use and keep in perpetuity! Next up the Lennon Bus heads to the left coast to work with students from Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center in Los Angeles on a special “Peace & Love” track that they will perform live at Ringo Starr’s annual birthday extravaganza on July 7th at Capitol Studios.  

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May 31, 2019

Check out the Lennon Bus Instagram!

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FRESH CONTENT ALERT!  Be sure to follow @lennonbus on Instagram to view all of our latest insta-series, including KIDS TALK. If this doesn’t make you smile from ear to ear we honestly don’t know what will! Stay tuned for new stories, highlights and posts each week.   Join us!

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April 30, 2019

Featured Video: “Dancing in the Rain” - Rockwall High School

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Rockwall High School students from Texas create an original song and music video in one single day on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. Check out their incredible a cappella performance! Special thanks to the Texas Association of School Administrators, Apple, OWC, Yamaha, Securematics, Audio-Technica, Genelec, NAMM Foundation and Neutrik USA for making it all possible!

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April 01, 2019

Featured Video: “Elle King with Derek Smalls”

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At the 2019 NAMM Show the Lennon Bus was graced with the presence of legendary bass extraordinaire Derek Smalls, formerly of the band formerly known as SPINAL TAP. Watch as the infamous rocker gets Elle King’s PERSPECTIVE on board the bus. Special thanks to NAMM Foundation, OWC, Yamaha, Neutrik, Audio-Technica, Genelec and the amazing team that helped make this project a possibility.

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March 01, 2019

Come Together NYC: What Does Activism Mean to You?

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The Lennon Bus had the honor of working closely with students from around NYC’s five boroughs to create an original documentary raising the question “What does activism mean to you?” This documentary was created as part of the Cultural Immigrant Initiative supported by The Mayor’s Office, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council. Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Jeff Bridges, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker of the NYC Council Corey Johnson, legendary photographer Henry Diltz, Passion Pit, Blac Rabbit and Chef Franco Noriega served as Celebrity Ambassadors to promote student activism and highlight the notion that every student has a voice. Special thanks to all of the local elected officials who support Come Together NYC and give students a platform and a chance to amplify their messages: Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Robert Holden, Corey Johnson, Karen Koslowitz, Rory Lancman, Stephen Levin, Mark Levine, Francisco Moya, Donovan Richards and Paul Vallone.  

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December 03, 2018

“What does peace mean to you?” - Inspiration from the Audio-Technica Creator Station

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The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by OWC partners with Audio-Technica on The Creator Station, which can be found at all Lennon Bus visits. Students and guests are encouraged to answer the question “What does peace mean to you?” while learning about how to use easy tools to create content. Thank you A-T for providing the incredibly creative and inspiring tools we have on board the bus and in our tents. Imagine peace!

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October 30, 2018

Featured Video - “Why” by Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts in Harlem NYC

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Students from Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts in Harlem, NYC came together to create an original song and music video in one single day on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by OWC. Special thanks to Council Member Mark Levine, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, OWC (Other World Computing), Apple, Canon, Securematics, SonicWall, Ruckus Wireless, Audio-Technica, Genelec, Yamaha, NAMM Foundation, Nearpod, and Neutrik.

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October 01, 2018

Featured Video - Come Together NYC Bed-In at City Hall

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March 25, 1969 - John and Yoko got into bed to talk about peace. September 13, 2018 - Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr and Jeff Bridges get in bed to support the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and its mission to provide young people with opportunities to spread peace and promote activism. Watch the entire bed-in at City Hall through The Beatles Facebook Live!

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  • Coming Up: The 6th annual Come Together NYC Tour The Lennon Bus returns to NYC once again to kick off the 6th annual Come Together NYC Tour in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and Department of Cultural Affairs. On September 16th, the Lennon Bus will Imagine a City With No Gun Violence at City Hall along with …
  • Featured Video: “Peace & Love” by Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center In honor of Ringo Starr’s birthday, students from the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center came onboard The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to write, record and shoot a music video as a special gift. “Peace & Love” was brought to life and the students had the once in a lifetime …
  • Lennon Bus ‘Cultural After School Adventures’ in NYC The Lennon Bus wraps up its third year of providing students in the City of NY with a semester long Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) program with support from the Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Council and Speaker of the NYC Council Corey Johnson. Over the course of the Spring …
  • Check out the Lennon Bus Instagram! FRESH CONTENT ALERT!  Be sure to follow @lennonbus on Instagram to view all of our latest insta-series, including KIDS TALK. If this doesn’t make you smile from ear to ear we honestly don’t know what will! Stay tuned for new stories, highlights and posts each week.   Join us! read …
  • Featured Video: “Dancing in the Rain” - Rockwall High School Rockwall High School students from Texas create an original song and music video in one single day on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. Check out their incredible a cappella performance! Special thanks to the Texas Association of School Administrators, Apple, OWC, Yamaha, Securematics, Audio-Technica, Genelec, NAMM Foundation and Neutrik …
  • Featured Video: “Elle King with Derek Smalls” At the 2019 NAMM Show the Lennon Bus was graced with the presence of legendary bass extraordinaire Derek Smalls, formerly of the band formerly known as SPINAL TAP. Watch as the infamous rocker gets Elle King’s PERSPECTIVE on board the bus. Special thanks to NAMM Foundation, OWC, Yamaha, Neutrik, Audio-Technica, …
  • Come Together NYC: What Does Activism Mean to You? The Lennon Bus had the honor of working closely with students from around NYC’s five boroughs to create an original documentary raising the question “What does activism mean to you?” This documentary was created as part of the Cultural Immigrant Initiative supported by The Mayor’s Office, New York City Department …
  • “What does peace mean to you?” - Inspiration from the Audio-Technica Creator Station The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by OWC partners with Audio-Technica on The Creator Station, which can be found at all Lennon Bus visits. Students and guests are encouraged to answer the question “What does peace mean to you?” while learning about how to use easy tools to create …
  • Featured Video - “Why” by Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts in Harlem NYC Students from Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts in Harlem, NYC came together to create an original song and music video in one single day on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by OWC. Special thanks to Council Member Mark Levine, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, OWC (Other …
  • Featured Video - Come Together NYC Bed-In at City Hall March 25, 1969 - John and Yoko got into bed to talk about peace. September 13, 2018 - Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr and Jeff Bridges get in bed to support the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and its mission to provide young people with opportunities to spread peace and promote …