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19Jan/19

MLK DAY OF SERVICE 2019

The legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be celebrated all over the city and the country this weekend

The legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be celebrated all over the city and the country this weekend

Multiple venues
Monday, January 21
www.mlkday.gov

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., would have turned ninety years old on January 15; he was only thirty-nine when he was assassinated. In 1983, the third Monday in January was officially recognized as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, honoring the birthday of the civil rights leader who was shot and killed in Memphis on April 4, 1968. You can celebrate his legacy on Monday by participating in a Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service project or attending one of numerous special events taking place around the city. Below are some of the highlights.

JCC Harlem: Assemble food packages, Repair the World NYC, 318 West 118th St., free, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March: “Changing the System: Marching Toward Justice,” Frederick Douglass Circle at 10:00 am to Manhattan Country School at 150 West 85th St. at 2:00, free

Thirty-Third Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with keynote speaker Tarana Burke and performances by Oddisee and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., free, 10:30 am

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration: Martin’s Mosaic, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd St., noon, $11-$14

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., including a visit to the “Activist New York” exhibit and a poster workshop, Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., free with museum admission of $12-$18, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

ColorLab: I Have a Dream Edition, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, followed by the BCM Kid’s March at 4:15, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., $11

Living Black History: Founding Black Harlem, in conjunction with “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow,” New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, free with museum admission of $6-$21, noon - 4:00

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