Join the Arts Council of Princeton to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of interactive workshops, music, and discussions. Photo courtesy of the council
Join the Arts Council of Princeton to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of interactive workshops, music, and discussions. Photo courtesy of the council

MLK Day 2020: Volunteer and Celebrate with Kids in New Jersey

Martin Luther King, Jr., the chief spokesperson for the Civil Rights Movement, is memorialized annually on the third Monday of January. This floating holiday has evolved into more than just a day off from school; now deemed a National Day of Service, MLK Day encourages volunteers across the country to donate their time in order to make a difference. This day reminds us of hope, compassion, and the ongoing potential for social change.

Many New Jersey towns are hosting local MLK Day activities, and we've put together a list that includes both celebrations and service activities. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place on Monday, January 20, 2020. 

For additional volunteer opportunities on MLK Day, visit New Jersey Cares


Reeves Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Charles W. Lewis Middle School
875 Erial Road
Blackwood, NJ

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901

Art Council of Princeton
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA
1340 Martine Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ

Lacey Branch of Ocean County Library
10 East Lacey Rd.
Forked River, NJ 08731

Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960