Martin Luther King Day 2014 Celebrations for Kids and Families on Long Island
Martin Luther King Day is coming up, and while most kids will be excited about the day off from school, many may not even be aware of the tremendous contributions of Dr. King. You can learn more about Dr. King at your local library, where they are sure to have plenty of age-appropriate books on display, and you can visit the King Center website to learn more. The Long Island Children's museum is hosting a workshop consisting of art inspired by Dr. King's life and work; you can join an interfaith service, participate in a commemorative march in Long Beach or watch an historically inspired play at the African American Museum in Nassau.
And be sure to check out our list of volunteer opportunities the whole family can participate in during the holiday.
Saturday, Jan. 18
Black Wall Street
African-American Museum of Nassau County
110 North Franklin St., Hempstead
The play Black Wall Street by Celeste Bedford Walker will be presented starring Michael Green. Suggested donation is $5, seniors and students with I.D. free. For more information, contact Joysetta Pearse at 516-379-5466.
Sunday, Jan. 19
Introspective of a Dream With Shenole Latimer
Elmont Memorial Library
700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
Bring your family to the library for a reflective look in to the thoughts of Dr. King during the Civil Rights Movement through the talents of Shenole Latimer, award winning saxophonist.
Ecumenical Interfaith Service
St. Martha's R.C. Parish
546 Greengrove St., Uniondale
The ecumenical interfaith service begins at 7pm. There will be a free will offering. For additional information, contact Rev. Phillip Elliott at 516-572-1999.
Monday, Jan. 20
Long Beach Martin Luther King Center
Marchers are asked to gather at the corner of Laurelton Boulevard and Park Avenue in Long Beach at 11am. The March will begin at 11:30am. Participants are encouraged to bring banners and posters and don any organization/school-affliation colors.
Dreaming with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Ave., Garden City
11am and 1:30pm
Ages 5 and up
$3 with museum admission, LICM members $2.
Artwork has long been used to record historical events. Draw inspiration from the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King and create your own inspired artwork to take home.
Children's Museum of the East End
376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, CMEE is offering a self-portrait workshop for kids ages 6 and under. After a reading of The Colors of Us by Karen Katz, children are welcome to create a self-portrait using mixed media. Reservations required. Call 631-587-8520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally posted on January 15, 2013