Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an important figure in our country’s Civil Rights Movement. President Reagan signed into effect a holiday in his honor in 1983, and we have been celebrating it ever since!
Although we can appreciate events and visions that changed our country for the better, sometimes it can be difficult to discuss with our lil’ ones. We’ve compiled some educational events and resources to help your family celebrate the day.
Talking to our kids about big-picture events can be tricky. Check out some resources specifically for kids:
- -Read biography facts of MLK Jr. at National Geographic for Kids.
- -Choose from activities, quizzes, fact sheets and books at Family Education.
- -Check out some quick facts and quotes from Kids Play and Create.
- –Read or listen to his “I Have a Dream” speech on American Rhetoric.
Have the day off from school? Check out these fun and informative activities going on throughout the city:
- -Museum of the City of New York is hosting a special exhibit today at 11 a.m.
- -Attend the MLK Jr. Commemorative March put on by the Manhattan County School’s eighth graders.
- -Prospect Park Alliance hosts “Freedom Songs and Stories with Tammy Hall” at 2 or 3 p.m. at Lefferts History House.
- –Dr. MLK Day at Chef Toni’s from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. features a celebration of Dr. King with child classes honoring his favorite dishes.
- -A local youth group celebrates MLK day with a performance by The Berean Community Drumline at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.