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I Have a Dream Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 21
Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January each year to mark the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Throughout his life, Dr. King worked to achieve equality in America by fighting against racial discrimination. Join Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s I Have a Dream Celebration as we honor the life and legacy of the iconic civil rights leader and celebrate themes of diversity, equality, freedom, and resistance.

Event Schedule

Bags of Warmth for CAMBA Homeless Shelter with Repair the World
11:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m., 1:00 p.m.-1:40 p.m., 2:00 p.m.-2:40 p.m. | Ages 2+
Join Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Repair the World for a community service project that allows families to pack bags of gloves, socks, and other warm clothing for CAMBA Homeless Shelter’s Respite Bed Program. Space is limited to 30 participants per session and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

ColorLab: I Have a Dream Edition
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | All ages
Join us in ColorLab as we explore Dr. King’s legacy of protest in pursuit of civil rights. Write or draw your dream for your community and add it to our community dream cloud. Create a poster to show your values and bring it to our BCM Kid’s March at 4:15 p.m.!

Holding History
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | All ages
Visit Collections Central and hold artifacts from BCM’s collection of cultural objects from the mid-1900s. Explore how objects and stories from Dr. King’s time can teach us about his life!

Wearable Words
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Ages 2-6
Join us in Totally Tots Art Studio as we explore Dr. King’s inspiring words and decorate buttons with Dr. King quotes!

Brooklyn Kids March
4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. | All ages
Join us for a reading of Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson and learn about how the Children’s March in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 changed history. Create your own protest sign and chant and march through the Museum as we promote friendship and equality in our community!

I Have a Dream Celebration 2018

Check out last year’s MLK Day celebration and get ready to join us this year!