Yoko Ono plans record-breaking event to honor John Lennon

Yoko Ono Lennon Plans Record Breaking Event

Almost 35 years after her husband was violently shot and killed, Yoko Ono is honoring John Lennon's life with peace.

On October 6th, thousands are expected to gather in New York's Central Park to help her set the Guinness World Record for the largest human peace sign.

The event is part of the 2015 NYC residency for the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus -- a mobile recording studio providing hands-on experience for students of all ages. The event comes just days before what would have been the musical legend's 75th birthday.

Ono says the idea is to send a record-breaking message of peace to the world from Central Park's East Meadow.

Lennon was shot and killed in front of The Dakota, the now-infamous apartment building that sits along the park, where he was living in 1980.

This won't be the first grand gesture for the late star in Central Park. In 1985, five years after his death, Strawberry Fields was created inside the famous park and dedicated to Lennon. It remains a place where people from all across the globe come to pay their respects.

You can register for the event, which is free to the public, at this link.

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Yoko Ono plans record-breaking event to honor John Lennon
The Beatles perform in Liverpool's Cavern Club, with Pete Best on drums, 1962. Best was fired from the group that same year, and replaced with Ringo Starr. (Photo by Mark and Colleen Hayward/Getty Images)
1963: Rock and roll band 'The Beatles' pose for a portrait in 1963. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 7: The Beatles arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport, February 7, 1964. At top is Ringo Starr, middle row is John Lennon and Paul McCartney, lower level is George Harrison and unidentified flight attendant. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 9: The Beatles prepare for their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York, February 9, 1964. From left to right, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr (in background, on drums), George Harrison, John Lennon. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 16: The Beatles at Shea Stadium. Our Mets have displayed their antic behavior before some good crowds at Shea Stadium but last night's turnaway mob of shrieking teeners tested the solidity of the ballpark as they flocked to see Britain's moptop quartet in concert. Scores were injured in the crush or overcome by the humid heat but luckily no one required hospitalization. (Photo by Dan Farrell/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 12: PLYMOUTH HOE Photo of MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR and BEATLES, L-R: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr - posed, group shot - during Magical Mystery Tour. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)
24th June 1967: British pop group The Beatles holding banners proclaiming 'All You Need Is Love' in four languages, in preparation for a global television performance of their song of the same name. (Photo by Doug McKenzie/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Paul MAC CARTNEY, George HARRISON, Ringo STARR and in front John LENNON interpreting the song I'M THE WALRUS disguised as animals, in a scene from the film MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
British musican and artist John Lennon (1940 - 1980) holds Japanese-born artist and musician Yoko Ono in his arms, December 1968. (Photo by Susan Wood/Getty Images)
The four members of the British group the BEATLES posing together on August 2, 1967. At that time they stopped their concerts, wore the moustache and announced their separation despite their last album to come, ABBEY ROAD in 1970. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Photo of BEATLES; George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John lennon & Paul McCartney with actress Jane Asher, Maureen Starkey and Pattie Boyd at a party to celebrate the musician's 25th birthday at Rishikesh, India, 25th February 1968. (Photo by Cummings Archives/Redferns)
Staff Photo by Jill Brady, Wednesday, August 9, 2006: Beatles Abbey Road record album. (Photo by Jill Brady/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

AOL.com will have more coverage of the grand event, including an interview with Yoko and aerials of the peace sign, coming on Tuesday.

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