The “I Have A Dream” speech is one of the most famous speeches in history. It was written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a prominent leader in the civil rights movement. We honor his memory, life and legacy on the third Monday in January. It is also the MLK Day of Service. Get your kids to volunteer and give back to the community. Many museums have exhibits and specials on Dr. King.
1 Center St, Newark, NJ, 888.GO.NJPAC
January 18, 2019
Be inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. King at NJPAC’s annual tribute. Featuring an all star gospel celebration with CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown & JJ Hairston.
211 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA, 215.413.8655
January 21, 2019
Join the seaport community, volunteers are invited to help clean boat shop tools and sweep the USS Olympia warship.
525 Arch St, Philadelphia PA, 215.409.6600
January 21, 2019
Day-long Day of Service commemoration. School age activities include book and school supplies drive, “Two of a Kind” music performance, I Have A Dream Speech, learn about Dr. King’s legacy, craft activity tables, and Day of Service Story Corner.
49 Washington St, Newark, 973.596.6550
January 21, 2019, Noon-4PM
Honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Theme of “Newark Strong”, highlighting the diversity of workers’ contributions to the city’s rich industrial history. Enjoy films, live performances, spoken word, family activities and interactive tours throughout the day.
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY, 212.873.3400
Now through April 28, 2019
Special exhibit documents the fight for African American voting rights through the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Highlights are letters written by Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr., two leaders in the fight for civil rights.
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd, Chatham Township, NJ, 973.635.6629
January 21, 2019, 9AM-2PM
On MLK Day, spend a day learning how humans and wildlife survive the cold. Build a shelter, discover where animals find food, and learn fire building skills.
6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ, 973.971.3700
January 21, 2019, 12-2PM
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by making a craft.
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York City, 212.534.1672
January 21, 2019, 11AM-2PM
Visit the exhibition “Activist New York” and create your own poster.
National Park Service, www.nps.gov
January 21, 2019 (Subject to Government Shutdown)
Fee free days provide a great opportunity for the whole family to visit a nearby national park. Check out some in your local area - NJ, NY, PA.
Morristown National Historical Park, Washington’s Headquarters, Morristown
Thomas Edison, Home & Laboratory, West Orange
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia PA, 215.763.8100
January 21, 2019, 10AM-3PM
Participate with community service at the museum. Family activity where you can create works of arts and these will be distributed with meals delivered to those in need