Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Monday January 21, 10:30 a.m.
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
One of New York City’s largest public celebration, the 33rd annual Brooklyn tribute will feature world-renowned activists, public figures, civic leaders, musicians and other performers who will honor King’s legacy. Tarana Burke, founder of #MeToo, will deliver the keynote speech.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Historic Harlem Walking Tour
Monday January 21, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Various Locations, NY
Hosted by Big Onion, known for their popular walking tours in New York City. This tour will celebrate the many African-Americans who fought for equal rights, and explore the history of Harlem and African-American culture. This event will look at how the context of the Great Migration in American History drove the neighborhood’s transformation.
Monday, Janauary 21 12:30 p.m.
Sony Hall, New York, N.Y.
You might want to come hungry to this all you can eat home style southern buffet. The gospel performance will be by the world famous Harlem Gospel Choir who have been praised by people such as Diana Ross.
2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Commerative March
Monday January 21, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A tradition at the Manhattan Country School, this march is organized by the students. The kids are able to choose the theme and write speeches about civil right issues both in the past and present.
Besides events, MLK Day of Service is a great opportunity to join a project already planned in your neighbourhood or develop your own project with family, friends, and your neighbors. You can also find out if your job/organization have any volunteer opportunities.