January 12, 2017

Events: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

In Ann Arbor, the celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. provides families with several free and educational programs. From library events to musical performances to speeches and other free events; there will be several well-run programs for everyone in the family to enjoy.

MLK Celebration for the whole family will be held at YDL-Michigan (229 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197). On Monday, January 16 at 1:30 p.m., honor the memory by sharing your dreams. watching Selma or making a fleece blanket for the Hope Clinic. at 6:30 p.m. artist Rodney Leon will guide adults and teens in painting a portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barak Obama.

At YDL-Whittaker (5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197), kids can create change at 6:30 p.m. while hearing the music of the Civil Rights Movement or through watching Selma (PG-13).

Families can get Free Admission to Henry Ford Museum (20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124-4088 ) in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday too.  Come to The Henry Ford Museum for live music, dramatic presentations, make and take activities or sit in the seat that Rosa Parks did. Thanks to the generosity of Target, admission to the Museum and parking are free. Activities include live musical performances, make and take activities and free giveaways!

The annual MLK Day for children and youth in Ann Arbor is being held at the University of Michigan at the Modern Languages Building (812 E. Washington, Ann Arbor). The full day event (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) allows participants a day of free activities filled with fun, creativity, dialogue and entertainment. While early registration is closed, youth can still be registered at walk-up.

The Ann Arbor District Library (343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor) is hosting an MLK Day Concert
with the Biakuye Percussion Group at 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. The free event is intended for grade K-12. The performance features the Akan languages of West Africa, biakuye means unity. Biakuye’s energetic performances bring together a wide range of African and Caribbean music and dance. Their music reflects the unique journeys of its members, which have taken them from the U.S. to Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, Trinidad, and Haiti.

As I find other programs for MLK Day I will add them to the list.

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