MLK Day Celebrations & Events

On Monday, the nation will celebrate the birthday of Civil Rights leader and father of four children, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Read here to learn more about how the holiday came to be.  In addition, schools, libraries, banks, and federal buildings will be closed.  Instead of staying home to simply veg out, here is a list of area events taking place in honor of a man who fought selfishly until his early death.

Unfortunately there aren't any kid-friendly events or activities honoring Dr. King's legacy here in Valley Stream.  I trust the schools are teaching the children about him.  I did see it listed on my daughter's weekly report.  My dream is that next year someone will change that.  You have just over one year to make it happen.  It is possible.

This listing will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Valley Stream Religious Council Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 16th
Valley Stream Presbyterian Church
130 South Central Avenue, Valley Stream
Martin Luther King, Jr. Service
Time: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Details: The Rev. Kymberley Clemons (KC) Jones, Host Pastor; The Rev. Dr. Alvan N. Johnson Jr. - Preaching; Special Guests: Mayor Edwin Fare, Trustee Dermond Thomas, and Malik Nadeem Abid, Human Rights Commissioner of Nassau County.

Rockville Centre
Wednesday, January 11th
MLK Celebration
Lakeview Library
1120 Woodfield Road, Rockville Centre
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Cost: Free
RSVP: (516) 536-3071
Details: For families with children in grade 6 and under; event will reflect on King's legacy, explore the important of public service, and civic engagement.  Snacks served.

Sunday, January 15th
"Introspective of A Dream"
Freeport Memorial Library
144 West Merrick, Freeport
Time: 2:30 p.m.
RSVP: 516-379-3274

Details: Actor Shenole Latimer takes guests on a journey through the thoughts of MLK and those who followed him through the civil rights movement.

Garden City
Monday, January 16th
Aspiring Young Artists presents "MLK in Music and Words"
Long Island Children's Museum
Time: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Cost: Performance only, $8, with museum admission, $4 ($3 members)

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