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2016 MLK Day of Service

Events In New Jersey Honoring Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King Day

 

MLK Day is observed on the third Monday of January each year (January 18, 2016) to pay honor to Dr. Martin Luther King and to the principles for which he lived and died.

The holiday also celebrates the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the history of the civil rights movement in the United States

 

 

 

The other component of the MLK holiday is "The Day of Service" which fosters his legacy by transforming the federal holiday into a national day of community service grounded in his teachings of nonviolence and social justice.

 

The idea is to make the holiday a day where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to improve lives, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the " Community” that Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned.

 

On MLK Day, many of the events throughout NJ are set up for volunteers as a day of service to the community.

 

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

 

 

2016 MLK Day Events in New Jersey

YMCA of Newark 45th Annual Memorial Breakfast Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Friday, January 15, 2016, @ 8:00 AM
Robert Treat Hotel
50 Park Place
Newark NJ
Website (for information and tickets)
This event features guest speaker Guest Speaker: Rev. Tony Jackson Pastor Bethlehem Baptist Church. This breakfast allows us to take time from our busy schedule to remember and reflect on Dr. King’s vision of a community and world of peace, love and understanding.

 

NJPAC’s Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 
Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Prudential Hall
Newark, New Jersey
Tickets
This celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pays tribute to the life and legacy of one of the 20th century’s most inspiring leaders. The events feature a performance by the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the legendary ballet company founded in 1969 as an artistic means to turn despair into hope following the assassination of Dr. King.
The guest speaker is the Rev. Dr Jerry M. Saunders, Senior Pastor of the Fountain Baptist Church in Summit.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Event
Sunday, January 17, 2016; 3:00pm – 5:00pm
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton NJ
Website - Event Details
This event is free and open to the public.

This annual event features a Commemorative Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This annual event brings together a diverse group of people to celebrate Dr. King’s life’s work and legacy. It also allows New Jerseyans an opportunity to recommit themselves to fulfilling Dr. King’s dreams in the 21st century.

 

Annual Princeton University Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Monday, January 18, 2016; Exhibition and seating begin at 1 p.m.
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall,

(Alexander Hall is located behind Nassau Presbyterian Church, opposite Palmer Square on Nassau Street
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Website - Event Details
This event features a celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The event, is free and open to the public.

 

27th Annual YMCA Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast
 Monday, January 18, 2016, 8-10 a.m. 
Branches Catering
123 Monmouth Road
West Long Branch

This event features guest speaker Elizabeth Williams-Riley President & CEO American Conference on Diversity.

The memorial event will include musical selections and the winner of an essay contest among YMCA high school participants. High school students participating in programs at The Community YMCA or the Western Monmouth County YMCA are encouraged to enter the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest.December 21, 2015 


Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast @ Rowan University
Monday, January 18, 2016 @9:30 a.m.
Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center

201 Mullica Hill Road
Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
Website - Tickets

Contact: Kathy Rozanski 856-256-5405, rozanski@rowan.edu

$75 per person

This year's keynote speaker will be educator and humanitarian Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole in honoring the life and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Morris Museum
Monday, January 18, 2016: 12:00-2:00pm
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Website

This call to service features the making of a symbolic "peace bus". Information about Martin Luther King Jr. will also be available. Handouts and information about the life and mission of Martin Luther King Jr. will be available. Appropriate for children all ages.

 

Martin Luther King Day of Service at Rutgers–Camden
Monday, January 18, 2016
Rutgers -Camden
t326 Penn St,

Camden, NJ
Schedule & Registration
This event features a national call to service to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteers, families, and community members come together to participate in a day of action, both on the campus and in the community. Activities are open to students, faculty, and staff of the university; their families; and children and adults from across the City of Camden and the State of New Jersey.

Note: Parking Available in all lots except Lot 12

 

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 12th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 18, 2016
At the Galloway, Hammonton, Manahawkin, Atlantic City & Woodbine Locations
Information & Registration
This year's Martin Luther King Day of Service will feature Stockton's 12th anniversary of celebrating Dr. King.
Stockton will be hosting the largest service day to date.

 

Gloucester Township’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 18, 2016; 8:30 am - noon
Charles W. Lewis Middle School
Gloucester Township, NJ
This event features Mayor David Mayer, Township Council, Gloucester Township Public Schools, Friends and Neighbors joining in by volunteering their time to fulfill Dr. King’s dream of helping others. 
8:30 A.M. Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

Last Year's (2015) MLK Day Events in New Jersey

 

6th Annual Commemoration & Peace Walk
January 19, 2015; 7:00 PM
Haddonfield borough hall
242 kings highway east
Haddonfield, NJ
This event features a commemoration and peace walk in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event begins at Haddonfield Borough Hall front steps for remarks from Haddonfield Commissioners, invited guests, and Haddonfield High School choirs. The Peace Walk will commence immediately after remarks. Proceed west on Kings Highway, crossing at light (Tanner Street)) and heading back east on Kings Highway to starting point at Borough Hall. Parking is available behind Borough Hall and on Kings Highway.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Celebrating Freedom & Community
Monday, January 19, 2015; noon-5 pm
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102-3176
973.596.6550
This event features a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of films, musical performances, tours and hands-on workshops for the whole family. A full day of activities for the entire family honoring a great American.
Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka will give words of inspiration at 3pm.

 

 

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