Together, we can set a World Record!

while supporting thousands of children and families from across Massachusetts!

PEACE of MIND - World Record Attempt

On Saturday, September 23rd join thousands from across the Commonwealth in support of Children’s Services of Roxbury (CSR) as we look to establish a Guinness World Records™ title with our new campaign called “Peace of Mind”. CSR believes that peace begins and ends with building strong and nurturing family environments. To reinforce this message, we are assembling over 6,000 people to form the WORLD’S LARGEST HUMAN PEACE SIGN on the Boston Common!

Be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience
to set a Guinness World Records™ title!

To create our human peace sign, thousands will gather on the Boston Common Saturday morning, amidst a celebratory atmosphere of music, entertainment and food. A Guinness World Records™! representative will be on site to officially proclaim the establishment of the world record for the largest human peace sign!

Peace of Mind - World Record Attempt
Saturday, September 23rd
Boston Common - Parade Grounds
(Parade Grounds located at the corner of Charles St. and Beacon St.)
Suggested Donation: $5 Student/$10 Individual

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Photo by Rebecca Eschler

Records were made to be broken!

The City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all of New England for that fact, is known for being the best, be it for sports, politics or even our seafood. So now we are looking to be best at establishing the world’s LARGEST HUMAN PEACE SIGN!

Day's Activities

10:00 AM
Gates Open Boston Common Parade Grounds
Festival Area Open: Music and kids activities
Registration Open Participants receive bib numbers
PEACE of MIND Program
Hear from: Masters of Ceremonies; Musical Entertainment; Keynote Speakers; Guinness World Record Judge
Participants form human peace sign!
Stand in Place (5 minutes) to be declared world record holder by Guinness World Records™ Judge.
Official Photograph Taken
Peace of Mind World Record Celebration!

Here’s what we are up against...

June 23rd, 2009-ITHACA, NY, USA - A total of 5,814 people joined together to establish the un-official record for the world’s largest human peace sign. The massive human peace sign, which stretched from one end of the field in Stewart Park to the other, was comprised of 5,814 festival-goers attending the annual Ithaca Festival. The attempt was organized by then high school sophomore Trevor Dougherty. The Ithacans managed to beat the former un-official record previously set by college students at the University of Michigan of a 2,500 person human peace sign.

October 6th, 2015-NEW YORK CITY, NY-USA - Just over 2,000 people gathered in Central Park to form a human peace sign to remember the late Beatle, John Lennon and attempt to set a Guinness world record. Organized by the Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, the diverse gathering included everyone from aging hippies to school children not yet born when John Lennon died. A Guinness World Records Representative said that Yoko Ono’s effort brought together over 2,000 people but 5,000 or more was needed to officially establish a world record.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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About Children's Services of Roxbury

photo of happy kidsChildren Services of Roxbury (CSR) is one of the largest, minority operated, human service providers in Massachusetts. CSR, through our four regional offices (Roxbury, Tewksbury, Worcester and Northampton), serves more than 6,000 people annually, providing high quality service and programming to economically disadvantaged children, youth, families and individuals across the Commonwealth. Currently, 75% of CSR’s clients are racial, ethnic cultural and/or linguistic minorities including African, African American, Latino, Cape Verdean, Haitian and Asian.

CSR’s programming and services cover a wide variety individual and family needs ranging from early education and care, to behavioral health services, to youth and family services. CSR addresses the most basic needs for food, shelter and safety, as well as family support, through promoting and strengthening healthy families and individuals, permanency placements for foster children and family unifications.

For nearly half a century, Children Services of Roxbury has been hard at work strengthening families across Massachusetts! Please visit our website for more information.


Support Children’s Services of Roxbury in our continued work to bring peace of mind to thousands of families across the Commonwealth. Join us on Saturday, September 23rd – together we'll create the WORLDS LARGEST PEACE SIGN on the Boston Common, securing a place in the Guinness Book of World Records!

Sign up to be a part of a World Record attempt!