Do you know why we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.? This holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought home and healing to America. He taught us timeless values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that empowered his leadership. There are a number of events happening in honor of this great man over the weekend. Take a look, and leave a comment on which event you plan on attending!
CT State Capitol
Celebrate & Remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 16th | 11:00am
The State of Connecticut Holiday Commission invites you to attend the 31st annual bell ringing ceremony and commemoration of the lift of Dr. King.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Martin Luther King Day Open House
Monday, January 16th | 9:30-5:00pm
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will hold an open house on January 16, 2017 in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The event features tours of the Katharine Seymour Day House, hands-on family activities, a film screening and discussion, and bell ringing for nonviolence and peace. All activities are free.
Hartford Public Library
Dare to Dream: The Words of Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, January 16th | 2:00pm | Hartford Public Library, Main Floor & 4:00pm | Albany Branch
In recognition of civil rights icon The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Hartford Public Library presents two dramatic performances of King’s speeches and writings, with New York-based actor David Mills.
New Britain Museum of American Art
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017
Monday, January 16th | 11:00-5:00pm
On their annual Community Day: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, guests can enjoy free admission to the Museum all day and participate in a variety of activities! Traditionally on this holiday, people from all over the country come together to clean up neighborhoods, donate their time to food banks and soup kitchens, and perform services for others.
Real Art Ways
Sunday, January 15th | 6:30pm
On the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., writers across the United States and around the world will come together for Writers Resist, a “re- inauguration” of our shared commitment to the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy. Writers Resist events, large and small, will be held in dozens of locations throughout the world. Join us for readings by Hartford area writers.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day: What's Your Story?
Monday, January 16th | 10:00-5:00pm
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with family-friendly music by the Funky Dawgz Brass Band and students from Charter Oak Cultural Center, hands-on art activities, and a theater performance about the Underground Railroad.
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