2017 Peace Day Party

Sunday, July 16, 2017
From 3 to 8 pm

Indoor/Outdoor Party

Botanero Restaurant,
Fontina Restaurant,
Coffee Republic,
& the KF Village Green
800 Pleasant Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
(4 blocks south of Mattie’s Park) 

Entertainment Featuring:

Mix 107.3’s Jimmy Alexander

Listen and laugh as this local DJ from the
Jack Diamond Morning Show keeps the
party moving with music & conversation

The Black & Tan Band

Enjoy Irish/Celtic music performed by
local judges and courthouse officials,
including King Farm neighbor — Michael Algeo

Omékongo Dibinga

Be inspired by this local “UPstander” and
peace activist who is an award-winning rapper

Kick’s Karate Rockville Demo Team

Watch local youth and adults share their talent,
respect, and self-control through martial arts
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Media Coverage

Washingtonian Magazine
Mix 107.3 Jack Diamond Morning Show
Rockville 11 TV

Local Politicians Invited (include…)

Senator Ben Cardin
Senator Chris Van Hollen
Governor Larry Hogan
Congressman Jamie Raskin
State Senator Cheryl Kagan
Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton
Rockville City Council Members
Maryland Delegate Marc Korman
Maryland Delegate Aruna Miller
County Executive Ike Leggett
Montgomery County Council Members
Montgomery Council Rep. Sidney Katz
Montgomery County Rep. Hans Reimer
Montgomery County Rep. Al Carr
Montgomery Council Rep Marc Elrich
Representatives from The White House
and other special guests…  



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Celebrating Mattie’s
Peace Day
with Mattie’s Foundation,
the City of Rockville and
King Farm Neighbors as we
“Make Peace the News!” 

Indoor Parties
3 to 8 pm

Mattie’s Foundation Treasurer
(Chris Dobbins) will serve as
“guest bartender” at
Botanero Restaurant.

Signature drinks for the event:
Sunrise Sangria & Sunset Cerveza
(for the adults) and
Tie-Dye Peace Punch
(for both kids & adults).

These signature drinks are
celebrating Mattie’s and
his mom, Jeni’s, favorite colors
and symbols for hope & peace.

Botanero Restaurant
will be
donating 15 percent of all
food and drink sales from 3 to 8 pm
to Mattie’s Foundation
to support the peace mission.

Fontina Grille
will also be celebrating
Peace Day and donating
15 percent of all 3 to 8 pm
food/drink sale proceeds to
Mattie’s Foundation.

Coffee Republic
will be offering three
“Peace Tea” beverage options
to celebrate the Peace Day Party,
and donating 15 percent of all
food/drink sales from 3-8 pm
to Mattie’s Foundation.

Outdoor Party — 3 to 6 pm

 Join us on the KF Village Green
just across from
Botanero & Fontina & Coffee Republic
for FREE entertainment and peace activities,
including a moon bounce and face painting
and cake and conversation
with local leaders, politicians and
families, & neighbors of all ages,
hosted by Mattie’s Foundation,
the City of Rockville, MD and
the King Farm Citizen’s Assembly.

Pleasant Drive and the access road in front of
Botanero and Fontina restaurants
will be closed to accommodate
moon bounces and peace activity tents.



Outdoor Party 


Donations Encouraged


Program & Event
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Botanero & Fontina & Coffee Republic
will be donating

15% of event drink/food sales to
benefit the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation…
Please generously enjoy the signature & special drinks
& the great tapas and menu items!

Peace t-shirts, wristbands, inspiration cards
and more “Peace Shop” items will be available
on the King Farm Village Green.

We are anticipating media coverage.
Please join us, and together, we will
“Make Peace the News!”







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E-mail HeartsongBooks@gmail.com
if you would like to be an event
Peace Guide Volunteer.

Learn more about the
National Peace Day Campaign here…


About Mattie and this event…

Mattie J.T. Stepanek created seven NY Times Bestselling books of Heartsongs poetry and Just Peace essays before dying due to neuromuscular disease just before his 14th birthday. He was an award-winning peace advocate and a frequent guest on shows like Oprah, Larry King Live, and Good Morning America. Since his death in 2004, the City of Rockville, Maryland (where Mattie lived during his final years) has proclaimed his birthday as a “Peace Day,” encouraging local citizens to embrace peace through education and celebration, and rooted in information and inspiration provided in Mattie’s messages and materials. His namesake Foundation has been campaigng for a National Peace Day since 2014, with the support of thousands of citizens, celebrities, and politicians — including a former president, senators, congressmen, mayors and other representatives. This party and the mission to bring a day for peace to this country will be featured in an upcomong feature article in the Washingtonian Magazine.

Learn more about Mattie here…

Learn more about the 
National Peace Day Campaign here…  

Honor Mattie’s birthday with a gift
to his peace mission here…  



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 by Peace Guides & Peace Day Party participants



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