Martin Luther King Day 2016 Celebrations for Kids and Families on Long Island

Ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Long Island with Kids

Martin Luther King Day is approaching, and while most kids will be excited about the day off from school, many may not even be aware of the tremendous contributions of Dr. King.

You can learn more about Dr. King at your local library, where they are sure to have plenty of age-appropriate books on display, and you can visit the King Center website to learn more.

African-American Museum of Nassau County
110 North Franklin St., Hempstead
Ongoing exhibits, activities, programs, screenings, education, etc.

We Hold These Truths with Napoleon Revels-Bey
Elmont Memorial Library
700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
Sunday, January 17, 2pm
FreeMoorish American, Napoleon Revels-Bey, will discuss nationality, citizenship and American freedom from 1774 to present. Through artist responses to the powerful issues of slavery, the abolition movement, and emancipation.

Dreaming with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Monday, January 18, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Ages 5 and up
$3 with museum admission, LICM members $2.
Artwork has long been used to record historical events. Draw inspiration from the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King and create your own inspired artwork to take home.

Commemorative March
Long Beach Martin Luther King Center
Marchers are asked to gather at the corner of Laurelton Boulevard and Park Avenue in Long Beach at 11am. The March will begin at 11:30am. Participants are encouraged to bring banners and posters and don any organization/school-affiliation colors.

Originally posted on January 15, 2013

Children's Museum of the East End
376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton , NY
Phone: 631-537-8520
40° 56' 52.6812" N, 72° 18' 3.7116" W
New York
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Ave.
Garden City , NY
Phone: 516-224-5800
40° 43' 41.6568" N, 73° 36' 3.3048" W
New York
Elmont Memorial Library
700 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont , NY
Phone: 516-354-5280
40° 42' 28.8864" N, 73° 41' 59.8128" W
New York
African-American Museum of Nassau County
110 North Franklin St.
Hempstead , NY 40° 42' 34.362" N, 73° 37' 38.3808" W
New York
Commemorative March (Long Beach Martin Luther King Center)
Laurelton Boulevard and Park Avenue
Long Beach , NY 40° 35' 18.9312" N, 73° 40' 21.9864" W
New York
The Whaling Museum and Education Center
279 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor , NY 40° 52' 21.2412" N, 73° 27' 15.2784" W
New York