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W2GW: Things to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in NYC & Long Island
Good day folks!!
Well, I'm happy to say that I was EXTREMELY productive yesterday!
I got EVERYTHING on my To Do list completed. While there are still a few little things here and there to take care of in my yard and my garage, most of the major work is behind me.
All of the outdoor cushions have been safely put away; my garage is in much better shape, though, there is still a bit of organizing that needs to be done; and today, I will cover my outdoor furniture until it is unveiled in the Spring!
This coming weekend is a 3-day weekend, as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day.
There are events happening all around NYC and Long Island. Here are a few of them if you are looking for some things to do with the kiddies or just to commemorate the great contributions of this man!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Historic Harlem Walking Tour
Learn about New York’s links to the civil-rights movement on a special edition of Big Onion’s Historic Harlem Walking Tour. Notable stops along the two-hour trek include the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; the NYC headquarters of the NAACP; and the Harlem Hospital Center, where the reverend was treated in 1958 after being stabbed with a letter opener in a bookstore. Meet at the northwest corner of 135th St and Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave).
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY, 10037
Monday January 18, 2016
Studio Museum in Harlem
When Studio Museum opened in 1968, it was the first black fine-arts museum in the country, and it remains the place to go for historical insight into African-American art and the art of the African diaspora. Under the leadership of director Thelma Golden (formerly of the Whitney), this neighborhood favorite has evolved into the city’s most exciting showcase for contemporary African-American artists.
144 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027
Opening hours: Thu, Fri noon–9pm; Sat 10am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm
Race and Privilege: Exploring MLK's Two Americas
WNYC and Apollo Theater celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a panel discussion about the legacies of the civil rights leader and of the systemic racism he sought to erase. Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd will lead the conversation, with performances by Daniel Bernard Roumain with Special Guests Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Emeline Michel.
The Apollo Theatre
253 W 125th St
New York, NY
Sunday January 17 2016
African-American Museum of Nassau County
Ongoing exhibits, activities, programs, screenings, education, etc.
110 North Franklin Street
We Hold These Truths with Napoleon Revels-Bey
FreeMoorish American, Napoleon Revels-Bey, will discuss nationality, citizenship and American freedom from 1774 to present. Through artist responses to the powerful issues of slavery, the abolition movement, and emancipation.
Elmont Memorial Library
700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
Sunday, January 17, 2pm
Dreaming with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Monday, January 18, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Ages 5 and up
$3 with museum admission, LICM members $2.
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-affiliation colors.
Long Beach Martin Luther King Center
615 Riverside Blvd
Long Beach, NY 11561
Check out Tanya's side with more MLK Day events in SoCal!
Off to do more organizing. I also have to spray paint a bunch of styrofoam for Gianna's Social Studies project of Machu Picchu in Peru. Fun!!!
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