Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

AmNews Staff Reports | 1/9/2020, 11:14 a.m.
Check out these events happening around the area celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

National Action Network annual King Day Celebration—House of Justice, Jan. 20, 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.

City of Newark’s 32nd annual “Sing in Praise of King” observance

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and other dignitaries will celebrate the City of Newark’s 32nd annual “Sing in Praise of King” observance on Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., in Newark Symphony Hall (1020 Broad Street). This year’s keynote speaker will be award-winning journalist Roland S. Martin.

CEMOTAP forum: “The Meeting: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King and The Honorable Elijah Muhammad”

On Sat., Jan 25, CEMOTAP is hosting a forum titled “The Meeting: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King and The Honorable Elijah Muhammad.” Speakers include Minister A. Hafeez Muhammad, Dr. Rosalind Jeffries, Sister Fredrica Bey and Professor James Blake.

The meeting will take place at CEMOTAP CENTER located at 135-05 Rockaway Boulevard South Ozone Park, Queens. Admission is free but RSVP because seating is limited.

Apollo Theater and WNYC hosting the 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

NYC and the Apollo Theater, in collaboration with The March on Washington Film Festival, will present WNYC’s 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, “The Strategic King: MLK’s Visionary Leadership,” as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series, on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. This event will be hosted by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd. WQXR’s Terrance McKnight will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

500 Black Men Making a Difference annual free MLK Community Breakfast

Join 500 Men Making a Difference for their annual free MLK Community Breakfast on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bedford Central Presbyterian Church (1200 Dean Street, Brooklyn). NYPD Assistant Chief & Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North (PBBN) Jeffrey Maddrey will serve as the keynote speaker. Call at 917-297-2365 or go to www.500menmakingadifference.com.

The Drum Major Instinct in East New York

The Drum Major Instinct is an innovative project that presents dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermon, “The Drum Major Instinct.” A free performance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “The Drum Major Instinct” followed by community discussion will take place on Monday, Jan. 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the NYPD Community Center (127 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn).

Morehouse Manhattan Alumni Association hosting 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

The Morehouse Manhattan Alumni Association is hosting its 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast. The event will take place at The Cecil Steakhouse in Harlem on Monday, Jan. 20, beginning promptly at 10 a.m. For additional information, e-mail mmaa1867@gmail.com.