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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events In and Around Jersey City

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Martin Luther King Day Events In and Around Jersey City

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday falling on the third Monday of every January. It celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy and honors everything he did for the civil rights movement. We will never forget Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s words and actions, or his impact as an activist, working to give a voice to all. We have compiled some events in and around Jersey City for you to celebrate the day.

Special Martin Luther King Day Event

January 14th, 6pm

In our 39th consecutive year celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Temple Beth-El in partnership with The New Jersey Israel Commission is proud to present Grammy award winning Israeli violinist Miri Ben-Ari and her interactive performance of Symphony of Brotherhood. Join us for this special event with very special guests.
Buses from Hoboken to alleviate parking available here.
Refreshments following the program sponsored by Sam Pesin & Judy Pesin-Borriello in memory of their parents, Morris & Ethel Pesin.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Brooklyn Museum

January 14th and 15th

Join us Sunday, Jan. 14 and Monday, Jan. 15 to honor the enduring impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! Enjoy a day of performances, marches, and art-making, celebrating a legacy that continues to inspire.

This year’s programs include:
– Shadow puppetry performances that explore MLK’s legacy. This original theater production, created by Nehprii Amenii (@nehprii), will be brought to life by performers Emmanuel Elpenord (@sword.of.elpenord), Andrea Ang, and Charlotte Gaspard (@midnightradioshow).
– Music-infused protest marches led by Brooklyn’s own @fyutch. Sing along, make protest posters, practice chants, and march around the Museum!
– Hands-on collaborative art-making projects that embody the spirit of unity and progress.
– PLUS, on Monday 1/15 only, we’re partnering with @brooklyn_repair for a volunteer project dedicated to uplifting our community.

Don’t miss these two days filled with inspiration and community spirit! Learn more here.

Community Day Martin Luther King Jr: Vision in Action

Martin Luther King Day Events In and Around Jersey City

A celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, his teachings of social justice, and his service to the community. This year’s Community Day features uplifting performances, hands-on activities, and opportunities to help others. There’s something for the whole family!

Visitors are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to support a local food bank, women’s shelter, or church.

Community Days are presented by Horizon Foundation of New Jersey. Registration Required.

Jersey Cares Martin Luther King JR. Day Service

January 15th

Martin Luther King Day Events In and Around Jersey City

The Jersey Cares Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service engages people across the state to embody Dr. King’s vision and bring people of all ages and backgrounds together, strengthening their communities and building a stronger New Jersey. Volunteers across the state will come together to honor Dr. King’s legacy through a variety of projects.

MLK, Jr. Day of Justice, Equality, and Service to Others

January 15 @ 12:30 PM – 2:30 pm

All ages and families are welcome to make thank you cards at the Art Center on Monday, January 15, from 12:30–2:30 PM in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The cards created will be mailed to hospital workers in New Jersey and all materials and supplies will be provided by the Art Center.

2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Annual Memorial

Gabert Library, 71 Sip Avenue – Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery and Atrium Jersey City, NJ
January 18 · 10:30am – 12:30pm 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER NDABA MANDELA Grandson of Nelson Mandela, Co-Founder and Chairman of Africa Rising Foundation

Recently named one of the “28 Men of Change” by BET.

Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela has taken the torch – and ran with it. Today, Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on as Ndaba continues to keep its beacon of hope bright, fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference.

His recent book, Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela, is the first-ever to tell Nelson Mandela’s life through the eyes of the grandson who was raised by him. Ndaba is showing the world, through his actions and orations, that Nelson Mandela’s voice and message of freedom still carries and rings true – sounded by a child that became a man under the warm embrace and expert tutelage of one of history’s greatest teachers.

Food and refreshments will be served at noon. Tickets here.

Updated January 12th 2024

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