History of Martin Luther King Jr.at the Macon Library on Lewis Ave. , Tues Jan. 14th, 2014, 6-7:30 PM, all ages.
Also, hands on activities at Sheepshead Bay branch. Many kids from different ethnicities will trace their hands and hold their hands together. 4-5 PM, Wed, Jan 15.
2. Sat. Jan 18: Brooklyn Central Library Children's ProgramThe Brooklyn Public Library system is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. . But you can still celebrate Dr. King's legacy with readings and performances by young poets and Noel Pointer Foundation. At Brooklyn Central Library at 2 P.M on MLK weekend.
3. Sun. Jan 19: Gospel Choir Churches, SermonsOf course, Brooklyn is filled with churches, some with gospel choirs. Go with a friend, or if you're unaffiliated, check out the Brooklyn Tabernacle in Downtown Brooklyn, which holds services on Sundays at 9 A.M., noon and 3 P.M. Also, read about the choir at the Lafayette Presbyterian Church at 85 South Oxford in Fort Greene.
Where: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, located next to Brower Park, just one mile from Grand Army Plaza
When: Saturday, Jan. 18 -Mon Jan 20, 2014
- Keynote speaker: Author, professor, and activist Angela Davis, with musical performances by modern jazz artist José James and the BCCC Singers of the Brooklyn Christian Cultural Center. Following the events in the Opera House, there will be a free screening in the BAM Rose Cinemas of the documentary Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners (2012), including an introduction by with Angela Davis.
In conjunction with this year’s tribute, the BAMcafé will once again feature “Picture the Dream,” an exhibition of artwork inspired by Dr. King’s message of equality created by students from NYCHA Saratoga Village Community Center.
8. Thurs Jan 23: LIU Midday Children's Performance
January 23 ~ Thursday ~ 10:15AM & 12:15PM: Escape To Freedom: The Resurrection of Harriet Tubman.
Melissa Waddy-Thibodeaux embodies the strength, fearlessness and passion of Harriet Tubman in this riveting one-woman portrayal. Escaped slave, resistance leader, spy and the greatest conductor of the Underground Railroad, Tubman was one of the foremost civil rights leaders of the 19th century. This production is perfect for grades 5 and up.$7, Contact Community Works - (212) 459-1854 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kumble Theater, One University Plaza, Downtown Brooklyn
9. MLK Holiday Family Celebration at Medgar Evers CollegeEvent features student performances, including artwork, dance ensembles, art, essays and more.
- Award-winning performance by the Ifetayo Youth Ensemble, which was first performed at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama
- Display of student award winning artwork
- Community award presentation by Borough President Adams
- Excerpts of winning poems and essays by student contest winners
- Presentation of a gift, book or educational toy to every child who attends
Where: Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(Note: Apologies. The 2014 event was omitted from this list.)