Each year on the third Monday in January, we celebrate the remarkable life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more about places to go and things to do on Long Island, NY to commemorate this great man's contributions to all of humankind. Please note that some of the events are on the actual holiday, and others are scheduled shortly after that date.
Note: this list is updated every year. Here are the events for MLK Day, Monday, January 21, 2013 (and some related events before and after.)
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And don't forget to read about Black History Month Events on Long Island.
Location: Meeting Room 2 at the library.
Friday, January 20 - Freeport LibraryAt the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY: Friday, January 20 at 3 p.m. see the film, Been to the Mountaintop: Martin Luther King, Jr. This film features original footage of highlights of dramatic speeches given by the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1956 to 1968, including his last address on April 3, 1968.
More info: contact the reference department at (516) 379-3274.
Monday, January 21, 2013 - National Day of ServiceIn 1994, Congress first designated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, already a federal holiday, as a National Day of Service. People of all ages can honor Dr. King's legacy by volunteering in their community or by planning their own project. Please see the next listing for one of the Long Island-based events.
To find a volunteer project in your area, please visit www.mlkday.gov/serve/find.php and type in your city, state or zip code. The website also has information on how to start your own project.
Monday, January 21, 2013A National Day of Service Event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 7 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Drive, Centerport, NY, (631) 432-4004 (1/4 mile north of 25A on Washington Drive.) All children and adults are welcome. The church hopes to make lots of food for their hungry neighbors and to collect non-perishable items for local food pantries.
Donations needed: supplies for sandwiches, lunch meat (ham, turkey, baloney), sliced cheese and sliced bread. Fruit is especially needed: bananas, apples, oranges, clementines. Healthy snacks like granola bars, small boxes of raisins, whole grain snacks.
Non-perishable items will be collected for the Huntington Food Council, such as soup, peanut butter, pasta, rice, tomato sauce, canned vegetables, beans, tuna, etc.
Registration is not necessary, but is helpful for the church's set-up. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if possible.
They'll explore the remarkable life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and draw inspiration from his legacy as they produce an artwork of peace. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 for Long Island Children's Museum members.)
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY
Monday, January 21, 1013 - Long Beach MLK Center, Inc.The Long Beach Martin Luther King Center Birthday Commemorative March starts promptly at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Laurelton Boulevard and Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY, and continues to approximately 12:30 p.m. to begin the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration, Luncheon and Annual Fundraiser. For more info, please call the center at (516) 889-6300, extension 0.
Monday, January 21, 2013 - First Baptist Church of RiverheadThe First Baptist Church of Riverhead - 28th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast at 8 a.m., held at the Hyatt Regency Wind Watch Hotel, Hauppauge, NY. More info: please call the church at (631) 727-3446.
Monday, January 21, 2013 - Roosevelt LibraryMartin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at the Roosevelt Library, 27 West Fulton Avenue, Roosevelt, NY, (516) 378-0222.
Time and details to be announced. For more info, please visit www.rooseveltlibrary.org or call the library at (516) 378-0222.