Fold 1,000 Paper Cranes with Us

NYC - St. Paul's Chapel - Senbazuru
The traditional origami shape of a crane has become a symbol of peace throughout the world because of the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young Hiroshima survivor, who hoped that her wish for health would be granted if she folded 1000 cranes.  Today the Children’s Memorial in the Peace Park in Hiroshima honors Sadako.  People send cranes from around the world as an expression of their hope for a peaceful world.  Join us as we fold and display cranes at the library.  Our wishes are the same as Sadako’s, “I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world.”

We will provide paper and instructions at the library.  If you would like to make cranes at home, you can watch a free online video with instructions at

or find written instructions with pictures at

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