Martin Luther King Jr. Day events calendar
Compiled Josh Barker Staff Reprter | 4/16/2013, 4:50 p.m.
- 14th annual Martin Luther King Interfaith Observance for Religious and Racial Harmony: The New York Metropolitan Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolence will host commemorative ceremonies at three places of worship on Sunday, Jan. 15. Events take place at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York, 1711 Third Ave., at 97th Street, at 2 p.m.; Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 E. 51st St., at 3 p.m.; and St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Ave., at 4 p.m. A bus will be provided. For more information, call (718) 589-7858, ext. 30.
- Occupy Wall Street and Riverside Church: Will hold a National Vigil at 7pm to honor MLK's legacy.
- Occupy Wall Street: On Monday, Jan. 16, the Occupy Wall Street movement will hold a day of protest activity against unemployment starting in the morning at the African Burial Ground and the Federal Reserve. There will be a protest at Union Square at 1 p.m.
- Dr. Lenora Fulani: To celebrate the holiday, Dr. Lenora Fulani, dean of UX, will host the opening day of activities for the spring semester on Monday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the All Stars Project, 543 W. 42nd St. For more information, call (212) 356-8448.
- Manhattan Country School: Eighth grade students at Manhattan Country School will march and give speeches on the streets in honor of King Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m., starting at the Schomburg Center for Research and Culture. Other stops include St. Philip's Church, the Apollo Theater and Mount Sinai Hospital. For more information, call (212) 348-0952, ext. 281.
- Transport Workers Union Local 100: The union will host a rally and King remembrance Sunday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. outside the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, 811 Seventh Ave., at 53rd St. The Rev. Al Sharpton will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (212) 873-6000.
- Morehouse College Manhattan Alumni Association: The alumni group will host its 22nd annual Martin Luther King Breakfast and Fundraiser Monday, Jan. 16, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Red Rooster, 310 Malcolm X Blvd. Pastor Michael Walrond of First Corinthian Baptist Church will serve as guest speaker for the event. Adult tickets are $85 and children's and students tickets are $50. For information, email Devon Snipes at email@example.com.
- Convent Avenue Baptist Church: The church will host a screening of "The Witness From the Balcony of Room 306" on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. at 420 W. 145th St. For more information, call (212) 234-6767.
- National Action Network: The Rev. Al Shaprton is hosting the Annual King Day Public Policy Forum at the National Action Network Headquarters, 106 W. 145th St. on Monday, Jan. 16 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Guests include Cong. Charlie Rangel, Mayor David Dinkins and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
- "In MLK's Footsteps: Education as a Civil Right": WNYC will present a panel discussion hosted by Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd about civil rights at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. Panelist include journalist Toure; John Stokes, an original plaintiff in the Brown v. Board of Education case; and Newark Public Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson. There will also be live music from Toshi Reagon. Admission is free but reservations are required. For more information, visit www.wnyc.org/events.
- Healthfirst 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Classic: Healthfirst will host this year's Baskeball Classic at the Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Blvd. on Monday, Jan. 16 starting at 11:30 a.m. The game will feature middle school boys, starting with an all-star game at noon and concluding with the championship game at 3 p.m. Several elected officials and former NBA stars are expected to attend. The event is free. For more information, call (718) 485-4633.
- Church of the Open Door: The church will hold a King celebration on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. at 201 Gold St. For more information, call (718) 643-1081.
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Community Service Project: The Delta Rho Omega and Alpha Mu chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, in collaboration with the Ivy Rose Foundation, are honoring the King holiday with a community service project at Peaches Pantry, 409 Lewis Ave. on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 3-5 p.m. The sorority is asking for donations including snacks and nonperishable food, toiletries, clothing and other items. For more information, contact Jennaydra Clunis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 500 Men Making a Difference Second annual 72-Hour Work Project: 500 Men Making a Difference will host a 72-hour renovation project at the Paul Robeson Theater, 40 Greene Ave., starting Friday, Jan. 13 at 11 p.m. and going through Monday, Jan. 16 at 11:59 p.m. The group is asking men to help remove debris, make repairs, install fixtures and paint. For more information, call (917) 297-2365.
- First Baptist Church of Crown Heights: The church will hold a King celebration on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at 450 Eastern Parkway. Rep. Ed Towns will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (718) 778-1200.
- Brooklyn Congregations Together: Several churches will come together for a King celebration on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 230 Decatur St. The guest speaker will be Dr. Keith Reed from Sharon Baptist Church in Philadelphia. For more information, call (718) 467-0740.
- Brooklyn Community Church: Rep. Ed Towns will serve as guest speaker at the Brooklyn Community Church's King celebration on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. at 1635 Bergen St. For more information, email email@example.com.
- Emmanuel Baptist Church: The church is hosting a King event on Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. at 279 Lafayette Ave. The guest speaker will be Dr. Marcus Crosby of Houston. For more information, call (718) 622-1107.
- Brooklyn Academy of Music: The office of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Medgar Evers College will present the 26th annual Brooklyn Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at 30 Lafayette Ave. New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott will be the guest speaker. A free screening of "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" will follow the program. The event is free and seating is first come, first served. For more information, call (718) 636-4100.
- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives: The New York chapter of the organization will host a King Day event at the Community Worship Center Church of the Nazarene, 117 Madison St., on Monday, Jan. 16 from 2-5 p.m. For more information, email Nobleny1976@aol.com.
- Brooklyn Cinderella: AOP and the Walt Whitman Project present a performance of Brooklyn Cinderella by Nkeiru Okoye, based on the poetry of three Brooklyn children and commissioned as part of its I Hear America Singing program, at this annual honoring of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.. Poet Angeli Rasbury leads a discussion about MLK and how young people can dream about and contribute to a better society. Saturday, January 14, 2p.m. Free. www.operaprojects.org
- Baisley Park Library: The library will host a program in which children read books celebrating King and his legacy on Monday, Jan. 16 at 4:30 p.m. at 117-11 Sutphin Blvd. For more information, call (718) 529-1590.
- Trinity Baptist Church: The church, along with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., will host a community interfaith service in honor of King on Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. at 808 E. 224th St. For more information, call (718) 590-3989.