Martin Luther King Day 2013 Celebrations for Kids and Families on Long Island
Martin Luther King Day is coming up; while most kids will be excited about the day off from school, many may not even be aware of the tremendous contributions on Dr. Martin Luther 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 a symbolic march in Glen Cove; or watch an historically inspired play at the African American Museum in Nassau.
Noble Lofton, Buffalo Soldier
African-American Museum of Nassau County
110 North Franklin Street
$5, seniors and students with I.D. free
An MLK weekend theatrical presentation about the life of Noble Lofton, a buffalo soldier, commemorating the 150th anniversary of African Americans serving in the armed forces..
Introspective of a Dream With Shenole Latimer
Elmont Memorial Library
700 Hempstead Trnpk.
Elmont, NY 11003
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.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symbolic March
First Baptist Church
7 Continental Place
Glen Cove, NY 11542
9:00AM, march begins, paraders begin to assemble at 8:30AM
The commemoration begins with a traditional march not unlike the one Dr. King led in taking steps toward equality and voting rights. Marchers will start from the First Baptist Church on Continental Place and proceed through downtown Glen Cove to the Robert Finley Middle School on Dosoris Lane in Glen Cove. A celebratory program in the auditorium, decorated with the artwork of the school district’s children, follows the march.
Dreaming with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Long Island Children's Museum
1:30 and 3PM
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.
Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Celebration
Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center
74 Hauppauge Rd.
Commack, NY 11725
Join the Suffolk Y JCC for this multicultural, interfaith MLK celebration, a choir concert and exhibit of children's anti-hunger projects. A reception follows the event featuring exhibits on programs assisting hungry, homeless and ill housed on Long Island. The Suffolk YJCC has partnered with RockCANroll to beat hunger, so please bring a donation of a non-perishable food item.
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