MLK Day of Service

Mon Jan 17, 2022
10:00am to 1:00pm ET
All ages

Honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a family-friendly day of service in partnership with UJA.

Projects are held at the Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center in Little Neck (58-20 Little Neck Parkway) and Central Queens site in Forest Hills (67-09 108th Street), with the option to participate in some projects from home. Choose one or more sessions from 10-10:45am, 11-11:45am, or 12-12:45pm. Projects include:

  • Decorate tea towels and pack hygiene or self-care kits in them to distribute community members in need (Sam Field and Central Queens)
  • Recommended for children - Make homemade paper embedded with seeds to plant in the spring (Sam Field)
  • Donate blood at th Blood Drive (Central Queens, 10am-4pm). Please register to give blood here.
  • Recommended for children - Virtual storytime with Barbara Kossove (10-10:30 am)
  • Make an upcycled tree out of old magazines at home (virtual, 11-11:45 am)
  • Recommended for children - Make origami doves, hearts, and cranes to decorate the facility and give to a local firehouse and hospital (Make at home and drop off at Central Queens or Sam Field on January 17)

Please note that activities may be modified.

You must register by completing the form online – please specify the activity(ies) and location you would like to participate in. You must register each member of your family or group individually. You are welcome to sign up for multiple projects and times.

Due to the COVID-19 surge, participants ages 12 and over must be fully vaccinated. This means at least 2 doses of the COVID vaccine. Please be prepared to provide proof of vaccine. Masks are required for ALL participants at ALL in-person events.

For more information, please contact Judy at

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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