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Thursday April 07, 2011

The Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden

Posted by AAI at 3:41 pm

The Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden was founded in 1991 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the poet’s birth in Besherre, Lebanon. Located across from the British Embassy at 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, the memorial was designed by renowned sculptor Gordon Kray.

On May 5th, the Kahlil Gibran Memorial Foundation will be celebrating the renovation of the garden and its testament to one of history’s most influential Arab Americans, whose writings and poetry have inspired countless millions around the world. We invite you to visit the garden and experience its reflective tranquility for yourself.

The May 5th rededication will take place at the Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden–located adjacent to the South African embassy at 3051 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, 20008. The ceremony will begin at 3 pm, and will feature a number of founding members of the Kahlil Gibran Memorial Foundation, along with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Ambassador Antoine Chedid of Lebanon, and a number of readings of Gibran’s poetry.

All attendees are required to r.s.v.p., so please contact Samer Araabi at saraabi@aaiusa.org or (202) 652-4984.

Tagged as Arab Americans, Cultural Events, Cultural Arts, Kahlil Gibran Awards

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