RECAP: The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Kicks Off New York Residency
Yoko Ono helps to celebrate the bus tour’s residency in New York City
John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
Harlem, New York
Yesterday famed artist-musician Yoko Ono stopped by P.S. 171 in Harlem to kick off the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus’s New York City residency. The incredible moving museum/studio will stop at schools in all five of New York’s boroughs. The residency will end on October 9, which would have been John Lennon’s seventy-fourth birthday. The day’s events included a special assembly where Yoko Ono addressed students and reminded them that “…if you keep smiling, that’s going to change the world,” as well as a gorgeous student performance of John Lennon’s 1970 classic “Instant Karma!” Later on, Yoko joined students on board the bus while they worked to write and record original songs and videos within the bus’s built-in studio. At each stop the Lennon Bus makes, students receive an exclusive look into the latest in music products and audio, video, and broadcast technologies. They are able to hear firsthand from the engineers who work, and live, on board the multi-million dollar facility that travels ten months a year throughout the US. The Lennon Bus travels across the country and Canada ten months a year, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences.