On Monday, January 20, 2014, we will commemorate the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, civil rights leader, icon and one of America’s favorite sons.
Many public tributes have been planned in Dr. King’s honor, especially in Brooklyn. If you are still contemplating what to do on this day, we have a few recommendations for you.
Have you considered spending the day at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)? There is always tremendous buzz around BAM’s tribute, and this year is no different. Brooklynites are always excited to be a part of celebration. Angela Davis, renown author, activist and professor, will provide this year’s keynote address. What would a celebration be without music? Modern jazz artist Jose James, and the BCCC Singers from Brooklyn’s Christian Cultural Center, will certainly deliver. Sound interesting? For additional information, please be sure to visit BAM’s website.
Brooklyn is New York City’s largest borough and celebrations will take place in several neighborhoods. When making your plans, please remember to look for events that are scheduled for Saturday, January 18th and Sunday, January 19th. For a complete guide please click here. We encourage you to celebrate with your fellow neighbors from Bedford Stuyvesant, Sheepshead Bay, Central Brooklyn and downtown.
Each year President Obama and the First Family, recognize January 20th as a National Day of Service. If there is a favorite cause you would like to take consider, this weekend will provide a perfect chance for you to get involved. As you can see, there are many options to choose from. Whatever you decide, please enjoy this special day!
Lastly, if you are out and about, and love to take pictures, may we ask you to share them with us? We would love to see how the day unfolded through your eyes.
We at Brooklyn Legends are proud to join the world in this year’s celebration of Dr. King’s birth. We are honored to celebrate his legacy.
Have a great day.