On February 13th the Toy Industry Association revealed their 2010 toy picks at their 10th annual “Toy of the Year Awards” ceremony. Because kids don’t get loving care from these folks, we decided to take our message to them at the Chelsea Piers. Not one single taxi, limo or stretch limo could pass without reading RETIRE GI JOE – ALL WAR TOYS MUST GO
The Granny Peace Brigade and Raging Grannies come from near and far, Manhattan, Coney Island, and Queens to send their message to Hasbro and other toy manufacturers. Edith, Caroline, Mercy, Betty, Lillian and Corinne and Molly! wayyy over on the right!
That’s Shirley Littman from Chelsea for Peace and the Raging Grannies! Talking to Joan P. and Carol and bringing us Raging Grannies song sheets so we can serenade the Toy Awards people. Shirley queries why we aren’t going inside to the entrance of the gala.
Amazing Bev Rice engages the cops, very polite, as we keep singing!
After leaving the garage to stand on sidewalk outside to Pier 60, we were told by police to move across the street as the adjacent sidewalk “becomes private property after sundown.” Huh? The cops tell us to go stand in the bike path. We move. What else becomes private property after sundown?
Watch it on YouTube: Hasbro Has Got To Know – G.I. Joe Must Go
Photos: Phyllis Cunningham
Captions: Mercy Van Vlack with Phyllis Cunningham, Eva-Lee Baird, Nydia Leaf and Barbara Harris