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New York and New Jersey MLK Events 2012

Check out the events happening near you!

 

Rent – New World Stages (340 W. 50th St. – New York (Midtown West)

This classic, Pulitzer-winning musical is about AIDS and gentrification tearing apart the end of the bohemian lifestyle of six friends in the East Village. This classic musical only closed a few years ago, but it was too popular to stay out of NYC for long. For ticket sales and inquiries go to http://siteforrent.com/new/tickets.php

 

 


Donate your coats! Be Part Of MLK Day Of Service 2012 
(Rockaway Turnpike, NY; 258-1 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004; 651 Rt 17, Paramus, NJ 07652; 2500 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710)

January 1, 2012 – January 16, 2012

Donate any new or gently worn coat in collection boxes located in all Burlington Coat Factory stores all across the country.

 

 

MLK Day Collection Helpers  (64 Passaic St, Hackensack, NJ 07601)

January 9- 12, 2012

Volunteers are needed to assist with collecting items for Homeless Veterans in Bergen County. Please contact Barbara (201-489-9333) for more information and specific times of volunteer opportunities.

 

 

Reggaeholics “Tune 4 Tune” MLK Holiday 2012 Saturday Kickoff Party!  (Sullivan Hall, New York, NY 214 Sullivan St. New York, NY 10095)

Saturday, January 14 11:00 PM – Sunday, January 15,  4:00 AM

Reggaeholics! New York’s #1 Event for “Real” Reggae Lovers kicks off in high style at it’s first holiday party for 2012! Music by Resident Top Turntable Masters, VAUGHN ALLSTAR, DJ STYFF, and Special Guests!  Must be 21+ $10 until 1 AM w/RSVP to [email protected]; otherwise $15 until 1 AM.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Walking Tour of Harlem

Saturday, January 15 and Sunday, January 16 at 2 p.m.

NYC Discovery Walking Tours will mark the birth of Dr. King with a tour of Harlem that will include stops at the Apollo Theatre, Lenox Lounge (where Billie Holiday performed), and the site of the NYC assassination attempt. Cost is $18 per person, call 212-465-3331 to make reservations and find out the meeting place.

 

Raising Citizens: Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (212 W. 83rd St. between Broadway and Amsterdam)

January 15-17, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Teach your children about Dr. King and his legacy with a visit to the Children’s Museum for their weekend-long Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival. Events include discussiosn of Dr. King’s life and teachings, craft projects, and performances by the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir.  Museum admission is $10, and free for museum members and children under one.  For more information call 212-721-1234.

Winter Restaurant Week
January 16, 2010- February 10, 2010
Try as many awesome restaurants as you can during Winter Restaurant Week. Over 300 venues are offering three-course, prix-fixe $24.07 lunches and $35 dinners. Beverages, tax and gratuity not included.  Offers are not available on weekends. For more info, check out http://www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek

 

 

Mural Painting And Crafts In Jersey City (239 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305)

January 16, 2012

Project options include painting inspirational murals in the hallways, cafeteria and gymnasium. Volunteers also have the option of creating MLK themed crafts for children.

 


Creative Kids In Garfield (490 Midland Ave, Garfield, NJ 07026)

January 16, 2012

For the 2012 Martin Luther King Day of Service, make an impact on these children by helping them create inspirational crafts. Volunteers will also participate in painting beautiful murals in the facility.

 

 

 

 Artists Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. (Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space- 2537 Broadway at 95th St.)

January 17, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

Honor the life and work of Dr Martin Luther King with a free celebratory night of music featuring the powerful work of artists whose vision coincides with King’s voice for justice, peace and civil rights. FREE admission. For more information contact 646-505-4493.

 

Two Left Feet Dance Party (Royal Oak 594 Union Ave, Williamsburg, Ny (Brooklyn))

January 20, 2012

So you think you can dance? Well, at Royal Oak’s 2 Left Feet dance party you will be in good company. With DJs playing hip-hop, house, electro and “good booty shaking music,” this night will get you in that weekend frame of mind. Of course, the open whiskey bar starting at midnight will help, too!