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Martin Luther King Day List Of Events

Written by on January 18, 2016

Here is a list of things in and around Rochester to do today:

Source: Democrat & Chronicle


Community Worship Celebration: Join a free Martin Luther King Day Community Worship Celebration featuring a 200-voice mega choir, 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Jan. 18 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. Visit esm.rochester.edu. 

Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A symphonic poem narration and visual adaptation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. 10 a.m. Jan. 18. Hillel Community Day School, 191 Fairfield Drive, Brighton. Free. (585) 271-6877 or hillelschool.org.

Garth Fagan Dance: Continuing its annual tradition, Garth Fagan Dance will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the best way it knows how: through dance. Five public dance classes will be held on Monday,free, offering community members, with and without dance experience, the opportunity to learn the Fagan Technique directly from the dancers they see on stage. No preregistration required; 50 Chestnut St., 3rd floor. Visit garthfagandance.org or call (585) 454-3260.

Skate to Commemorate MLK: The rink will be open for ice skating from Noon to 1:30 p.m.; 1:50 to 3:10 p.m. and 3:40 to 5:10 p.m. Skate rentals are $3 and the admission fee of $2 will be waived with a donation of two non-perishable hygiene, cleaning or household items. Noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 18. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square, corner of Court and Chestnut streets. cityofrochester.gov/rcenters.

Celebrating Diversity: Learn about cultures from around the globe and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18. The Strong, 1 Manhattan Square. Free with museum admission. (585) 263-2700 or www.museumofplay.org.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Black History Trivia: Trivia contest and refreshments followed by a trip to the movies. 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 18. South Avenue Community Center, 68 Ashland St. cityofrochester.gov/rcenters.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: “Building the Dream Through the Generations.” A march led by members of the Central New York Death Assistance Corporation and area youth to commemorate the many marches that King led in the name of social justice. The march will be followed by the celebration. Noon Jan. 18. Park Presbyterian Church, 110 Maple Court, Newark. (315) 483-1199, (585) 967-8687.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: “Fighting for Economic Justice.” Keynote speaker Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul. Presented by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers and Strong Memorial Hospital/URMC Administration. (Room 2-6424). 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18. Whipple Auditorium at University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave. Free. (585) 244-0830, (585) 730-6434.

Martin Luther King Jr. Discussion on Race Relations: 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 18. Thomas P. Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Ave. Free. cityofrochester.gov/rcenters.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament: For age 17 and younger. Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 18. Roxie Ann Sinkler Recreation Center (formerly Gardiner Recreation Center), 75 Grove St. Free. cityofrochester.gov/rcenters.

Blackstorytelling League of Rochester: David A. Anderson, Ph.D., Carolyn Edward, and Gwendolyn Glenn will pass on stories of history, heritage, and culture to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave., Brighton. Free. (585) 784-5300 or brightonlibrary.org.

Saturday, January 23

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address: Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans, will give the annual address. 6 p.m. Jan. 23. Strong Auditorium, University of Rochester, Wilson Boulevard. Free. (585) 275-0651 or rochester.edu.

Thursday, January 28

RIT’s Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration featuring Andrew Young: The Civil Rights activist who was among Martin Luther King’s inner circle, brings historical and current perspectives on race relations today. Noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 28. Registration is required. Gordon Field House, Rochester Institute of Technology, 149 Lomb Memorial Drive, Henrietta. Free. rit.edu/diversity or rittickets.com.

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