100th Anniversary Souvenir Picnic
More than 700 people gathered at this event for food, music, prayers in three languages and the annual reading of a 1912 talk that ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave in the same spot, reaffirming that we live in a new Day of God.
Held in the verdant setting of the Wilhelm Property, it was the 100th such gathering in honor of the June 29, 1912, unity feast addressed by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, who later wrote to encourage holding that event each year as a “souvenir” of His visit. On June 29, 1912, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá invited the Bahá’ís of New York and the surrounding areas to a unity feast to express his gratitude for all they had done on his behalf during his visit to the West. This gathering of approximately 350 people of diverse backgrounds was held in Teaneck (West Englewood) at the Bahá’í property. Each year Bahá’ís gather on the last Saturday of June to commemorate this day and have a unity picnic.
The Bahá’í properties are located at 126 Evergreen Place in Teaneck. From noon until sunset, the five-acre grounds were open for picnic activities. For more information regarding the picnic and the historic Evergreen Cabin, please visit www.WilhelmProperties.org or call 201-837-3638.