Peace Day 2019

Posted on: April 2nd, 2019 by jeni No Comments


2019 Peace Day Celebration


July 13, 2019

King Farm Village Green
& Botanero & Fontina Grille
Rockville, MD 

1-5 pm
FREE Street Fair 

5-8 pm
Happy Hour & Dance Party

ALL DAY (1-8 pm)
Music, Fun, & Happy Hour
Food & Drink Specials



Street Fair — FREE — 1-5 pm
King Farm Village Green

Pleasant Drive & King Farm Blvd
Music by DJ Genius
 Performer include:
Black & Tan Band, David Roth, ZamDancers…
Peace Station Tents (arts, crafts, tie-dye, mosaics…)
Cake, moon bounce, face painting, family fun…

All Day Food & Drink Specials (1-8 pm)
tapas & guest bartending
–  Sunrise Sangrias & Sunset Cerveza
(and Tie Dye Peace Punch for the kids!)
poured by elected leaders!
Fontina Grille -
Italian food, salads, sandwiches

Happy Hour & Dance Party — 5-8 pm
Botanero Restaurant
 (Event Room & Main Dining)
Music & dancing (DJ Jackie Zamora & ZamDance)
Food specials, guest bartending, signature drinks
#MakePeaceTheNews (media & Mattie’s Foundation)

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The 2019 Peace Day Celebration
in King Farm celebrates

the City of Rockville, Maryland’s
15+ year commitment to peace. 

This event is the local celebration
of a larger effort to secure a

National Peace Day for our country. 


The City is joined in celebration
by Montgomery County,

by the State of Maryland, by the
King Farm Citizen’s Assembly, and
by local leaders, businesses, & families.
In addition – more and more communities
are choosing to proclaim Peace Day and
#MakePeaceTheNews — including:
Maryland Disabilities Council,
Howard County (MD), Sumter County (GA),
Furlow Charter School &
Peace Out Camp (Americus, GA)… 


If your community proclaims Mattie’s birthday
as PEACE DAY — please let us know,
so we can celebration your choice! 



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Learn more about
the benefits of choosing

to be a sponsor here… 


Join the growing team of supporters…
The City of Rockville, King Farm Citizens Assembly,
Botanero, Dawson’s Market, Fontina Grille,
Artivate, Visarts, ZamDance,
DJ Genius, The Black & Tan Band, David Roth,
KF Safeway, FFMD…



2019 Peace Day Planning Team

Planning Team Leaders:

Jeni Stepanek, Jackie Zamora,
Eric Dee, Jenn Lynn, Kim Talbot

Planning Team Core Members:
Carly Fumai, Eunice, Khalil King, May,
Cliff Moy, Nicole Rojas, Kay Rodgers,
Carol Scott, Randy Sisulak, Linda Thomas

City of Rockville reps –
Colleen McQuitty, Betty Wisda, Mayor Bridget Newton
MoCo County & MD State reps -
Sen. Cheryl Kagan, Rep. Sydney Katz, Rep. Hans Reimer
King Farm Citizens Assembly -
Nancy Paul, Barry Jackson
-Botanero Restaurant -
Julio Febrer & Ken Skidmore
-Dawson’s Market -
Bart Yablonsky & Krista Brick
Mosaic Artist - Carien Quoriga
Artivate & Jim Modrick
Visarts & Karen Askin
Linda Marlow & Aronson
Fontina Grille
- Jad Maleab

Planning Team Members:
Laura Bauer, Barry McConatha, Joe Palermino
Crew & Guides - Jillian Copeland, Patty Edwards,
Lisa Friedlander, Marie Mankowski, Colin McLuckie,
Gitanjali Persaud, Hemant Sharma,
Rachel Sullivan, Deryck White

2019 Peace Day Celebration Volunteers
(Event Peace Guides & Peace Crew):

Mattie’s Foundation BOD & Team,
Barry, Cynda, Cynthia, Jackie,
Jamie, Jeni, Joe, Laura, Max
The Peace Day Planning Team Folks
(above) and…
The Bubbettes & Mattie’s Boys
(Teresa Crisman, Corbie Pierce, Shelley Rusk)
(Jimmy Danyko JJ Jackson, Gene Malone)
Nisha Batra, Timothy Bellevia, Corina Brito,
Jane & Greg Jones, Jacob, Sammy & Bella Jones,
Lorene Moutanabbih & family,
Tilsim & Don Newman,
Marie Lê & Michael O’Dea, Lauri Over,
Whitney Ortiz,
Josephine Palermino, Kathy Pongor,
the Scott Family, the Talbot family…


Additional support from:
KF Parcel Plus, KF Safeway,
Potomac Valley Brick,
KF Kick’s Karate…
(& add your group here…) 

#PeaceMatters   #YouMatter

#PeaceRocks      #YouRock



Peace Day 2019 Photo Album… coming soon!




Return to Events main page here… 


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- Mattie J.T. Stepanek