MLK Events Planned for NYC

(Photo via BAM website)

On Monday, Jan. 15, BAM, the multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, will host its 32nd annual tribute to Martin Luther King, featured as keynote speaker New Yorker writer and educator Jelani Cobb, with performances by Martha Redbone and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir. The day of free events begins at 10:30 at BAM, and tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-seated basis starting at 8 a.m. in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House lobby.

Writing in Bklyner, Pamela Wong also lists other events across the borough of Brooklyn to commemorate Martin Luther King, including the “I Have a Dream” celebration at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Crown Heights, a performance of spirituals and screening of the movie “Selma” at the Brooklyn Public Library, Macon Library, 361 Lewis Ave. in Bed-Stuy, a festival at Medgar Evers College and more.

Bklyner also reports that the Salam Arabic Lutheran Church of Brooklyn, 414 80th St., Bay Ridge is sponsoring a “March Against Racism, Poverty, and Militarism” from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on MLK Day. Get information about the march and other events in Brooklyn at Bklyner.

Meanwhile, QNS lists a number of events in Queens, including a performance at Flushing’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts by Sweet Honey in the Rock, an a cappella ensemble consisting entirely of African-American women.

Meanwhile in Manhattan, starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, students from the Manhattan Country School are sponsoring their 30th annual MLK Commemorative March, beginning at the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument and ending at approximately 2 p.m. at the school.

This year’s theme is “A New Revolution: Youth and Social Change,” with speeches from students and stops along the way at locations important during the civil rights era. For more details, go to Amsterdam News.

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