Pulse Annual Remembrance Week Events 2018
Last updated on June 04, 2018
Ringing of the Bells
- Location: First United Methodist Church
- Address: 142 E. Jackson Street
- Date: Tuesday, June 12 at 12 p.m.
- About: Join a public gathering for the ringing 49 bells. Multiple churches around the world have aligned for the ringing of the bells around the world.
Annual Remembrance Ceremony–A Public Community Gathering
- Location: Pulse Memorial
- Address: 1912 S. Orange Avenue
- Date: Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
- About: onePULSE Foundation is hosting a public ceremony to bring together Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the community to honor the 49 angels, the survivors and the first responders in a public gathering at the Pulse Memorial. Parking and accessibility information available at onepulsefoundation.org
Public Engagement Opportunities
Acts of Love and Kindness from One Orlando Alliance
- About: Acts of Love and Kindness is a movement grown out of the spirit of giving and good deeds witnessed in the aftermath of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016. The One Orlando Alliance — a coalition of more than 30 Orlando LGBTQ+ organizations — mobilizes this movement to inspire the Orlando community and beyond to engage in volunteerism, share stories and show support through acts of love and kindness. Those participating are encouraged to share their stories on social media using the hashtag: #ActLoveGive. A part of the Acts of Love and Kindness movement, on June 12, 2018, bells will toll 49 times in unison around the world as a tribute to the victims lost during the Pulse Nightclub tragedy through our 49 Bells initiative.
Prayer Ribbons Exhibition
- Location: City Commons Plaza
- Address: 400 S. Orange Ave
- Date: June 11-15, 2018
- About: The community of Provincetown, Mass., is pleased to bring back to our city this memorial strand of prayer ribbons as a token of solidarity and love with Pulse survivors, victim’s families and the whole community of Orlando. It will include 49 ribbons with the names of the lives taken at Pulse. Prayer Ribbons website: www.thecompact.org
Public Gallery Display–Another Year Passes: Orlando after the Pulse Nightclub Massacre
- Location: The Orange County History Center
- Address: 62 E. Central Boulevard
- Date: Full exhibition will be on display from June 2 – October 14, 2018, the crosses will only beg displayed during the week of June 12th.
- About: History Center Hours are Mon-Sat from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission for the week of June 12 (June 10 – 16).
Sea to Sea Flag and Art Exhibit
- Location: Orange County Administration Office
- Address: 400 E. South St
- Date: June 12 – All Day
- About: Section 93 represents a 25-foot section of the world’s largest 1.25-mile original 8-color LGBTQ rainbow flag that was constructed in 2003 in Key West, Florida. The Sea-to-Sea flag stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico and required more than 2,000 people to carry it. It was created by Gilbert Baker, the original artist who created the iconic rainbow flag in 1978. Also known as “The Sacred Cloth,” it is a symbol of the worldwide LGBTQ movement for acceptance, understanding, education, solidarity, and inclusion. The County will also feature a small exhibit on the first-floor atrium of the administration building – the banner of the 49 will be hung and Pulse-related artwork will be showcased.
Colonialtown Square Park Labyrinth
- Location: Colonialtown Square Park
- Address: 820 N. Ferncreek Avenue
- Date: Open from Sunup to Sundown
- About: Meditation labyrinths are used as a path for healing. Intentional walking in a quiet place on a set path allows for a level of focus and release. The labyrinth had been planned, but the names of the Pulse victims and the fractured heart were added at the request of the Colonialtown neighborhood association.