Martin Luther King Day with NYC Kids: Celebrations and Volunteer Opportunities for Families
Monday, January 21 is Martin Luther King Day, a day off from school (and hopefully work) when families can explore the legacy and lessons of the iconic civil rights leader. In New York City, there are many wonderful ways to celebrate Dr. King's life with kids, including walking tours of Harlem and Seneca Village in Central Park, a big free bash in Brooklyn, a no-cost concert on the Upper West Side and interactive museum programs.
Martin Luther King Day is also a National Day of Service, when citizens are encouraged to help out in their communities. If you're interested in volunteering with your children, we have info on a few opportunities on MLK Day, as well as organizations that could use your help throughout the year. Plus this year, MLK Day marks President Obama's inauguration day, and a few of our picks mark both historic occasions.