Martin Luther King Jr. Day events 2019

AmNews Staff Reports | 1/17/2019, 4:27 p.m.
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National Action Network annual King Day Celebration—House of Justice, Jan. 21, 1 p.m.

NAN’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration features civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of National Action Network, and other elected officials, labor leaders and faith leaders.

500 Black Men Making a Difference ninth annual free MLK Community Breakfast— Interfaith Hospital, 1545 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.

Join 500 Men Making a Difference for their ninth annual free MLK Community Breakfast to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assemblywoman Latrice Walker will serve as the keynote speaker. Call Wayne Devonish at 917-297-2365 or email wmdkaos@aol.com.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Peace Walk—1718 Mermaid Ave., Brooklyn, Jan. 21, noon.

The Coney Island Anti-Violence Collaborative is hosting the “Walk of Peace” in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. beginning at noon. The march will commence at 1718 Mermaid Ave. and end on 30th Street. The walk is part of Peace Week by LIFE Camp, who is hosting a weeklong series of events in honor of King’s legacy of non-violence. Go to peaceweeknyc.com for more information.

Jazz Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.—Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, Jan. 19, 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Sistas’ Place is hosting a jazz tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., featuring drummer Brandon Sanders. The event will also feature saxophonist Cleave Guyton, Dezron Douglas on bass, Keith Brown on piano and vocalist and flutist Melanie Charles.

Uptown Soul, a Special Tribute to MLK—Harlem Artisans Market, 105 W. 125th S., Jan. 21, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ImageNation, Brown Eyez Magazine and the Harlem Artisans Market are presenting a special showcase event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The event will feature an artistic and cultural exhibition, music, poetry and a panel discussion on King’s legacy.

33nd annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting New York City’s largest public celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s tribute features keynote speaker Tarana Burke, founder of the MeToo Movement, along with activists, intellectuals, civic leaders, musicians and other performers. There will also be a movie screening, a talk and an art exhibition. The event is free and open to the public.

Manhattan Country School Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March—Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Manhattan Country School eighth-graders will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by taking to the streets of Manhattan. The theme of this year’s march is “Changing the System: Marching Toward Justice.” MCS families, alumni, staff, friends, supporters and the general public are invited to participate in the march, which starts at 10 a.m. at Frederick Douglass Circle, located at Central Park West and West 110th Street.