Martin Luther King Day: Calender of Events

Aniya Harris, 8, of Long Beach waves a

Aniya Harris, 8, of Long Beach waves a flag in last year's Long Beach Parade. Marches in Glen Cove and Hempstead will commemorate King on Jan. 21, the national holiday. (Credit: Alexi Knock)

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Central Islip

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION MASS

Service in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, 11 a.m., St. John of God Church, 84 Carleton Ave., free, 631-234-6535.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Rockville Centre

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY CELEBRATION

Children in sixth grade and under, along with their families, join others to reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., snacks served, 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Lakeview Library, 1120 Woodfield Rd., free, register, 516-536-3071.

Thursday, Jan. 17

South Huntington

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. JUBILEE CELEBRATION

Service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, includes keynote speaker the Rev. Luonne Abram Rouse of the United Methodist Church of Huntington, gospel music and reading of excerpts from the Emancipation Proclamation, hosted by the Huntington branch of the NAACP, 7 to 9 p.m., South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Rd., free, 631-421-4292.

Friday, Jan. 18

Freeport

FILM: "Citizen King" (2004), 2:00, documentary explores the last five years of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, 3 p.m., Freeport Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., free, freeportlibrary.info, 516-379-3274.

Great Neck

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SHABBAT SERVICE

The Black-Jewish Dialogue of Temple Beth-El and the Mt. Olive Baptist Church host community shabbat service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. with guest speaker Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a New York Democrat, 8 p.m., Temple Beth-El of Great Neck, 5 Old Mill Rd., free, 516-487-0900.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Amityville

CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Keynote speaker is Suffolk County Legis. DuWayne Gregory, breakfast served, 9-11:30 a.m., Holy Trinity Baptist Church, 300 Albany Ave., $15 ages 14 and older, $10 ages 5-13, 631-842-6770.

Brooklyn

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S MESSAGE OF PEACE

Explore the differences and similarities of various cultures, learn about tolerance, peace and Martin Luther King Jr.'s message, create a craft to commemorate his message, open to ages 5 and younger, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., $9, free younger than 1, brooklynkids.org, 718-735-4400.

Copiague

MLK DAY CELEBRATION

Guest speaker the Rev. Calvin O. Butts III with performances by the Rev. Tina Baker as guest psalmist, Copiague High School Madrigal Choir and the Amityville High School Band, 8 a.m., Circle of Love Ministry, 20 Reith St., $25 breakfast included, call for tickets, 631-789-2688, ext. 122 (no tickets sold at the door).

Hempstead

'NOBLE LOFTON, BUFFALO SOLDIER'

A play showing what life was like for African-Americans in the post-Civil War era, learn about history through laughter and song, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., 8 p.m., African American Museum and Center for Education and Applied Arts, 110 N. Franklin St., $5, students free with ID, theaamuseum.org, 516-379-5466.

Huntington

DIVA PRESENTS: MLK BALL

Theme: "Remembering the Dream: An Enchanting Evening of Elegance, Reflection and Homage"; black-tie event, 7-midnight, Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate, 135 West Gate Dr., register, tickets required, $150, divas-online.com, 516-343-1257.

Sunday, Jan. 20

Hempstead

ECUMENICAL INTERFAITH SERVICE

Celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr., his mission and works, 7 p.m., Antioch Baptist Church, 94 James LL Burrell Ave., free-will offering, 516-572-1933.

Manhattan

CONCERT SERIES TO HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Featuring spirituals, gospel music and vocal songs of African-American composers, 3 p.m., St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, 131 E. 10th St. at Second Avenue, $10, 212-477-1594.

Sayville

"I HAVE A DREAM"

Sermon discussing how far we have come and challenges that remain before we ensure that all people in America enjoy equal rights, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., 11 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Great South Bay, 11 Collins Ave., free-will donation, uugsb.org, 631-289-4641.

Westbury

MARTIN LUTHER KING SUNDAY SUPPER

People of diverse backgrounds can come together to share a meal, discuss issues facing the community and to influence action, hosted by Pi Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., 3 p.m., United Methodist Church of Westbury, 265 Asbury Ave., free, wumcny.net, 516-318-8176.

Monday, Jan. 21

Brooklyn

MLK DAY: 'INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE'

Explore the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr.'s words, design a piece of art to carry on his legacy, open to ages 4 and older, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday and Saturday, Jan. 26, Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., $9, free younger than 1, brooklynkids.org, 718-735-4400.

Cold Spring Harbor

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Celebration includes a free mini fish food "funtainer" for all visitors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Rte. 25A, $6, $4 ages 3-12, $4 65 and older, free 2 and younger, cshfha.org, 516-692-6768.

Commack

'SHELTER ME, O GOD': A MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. INTERFAITH SERVICE

Interfaith prayer service and choir concert using the words of Martin Luther King Jr., 2-3:30 p.m., Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Rd., free, donations of nonperishable food items will be collected, 631-499-6725 or call Kelly Vest at 631-462-9800 ext. 142, kvest@syjcc.org.

Copiague

SERVICE: FIRST THINGS FIRST

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr., luncheon follows, 10-noon, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 20 Simmons St., free, bethelamecopiague.net, 631-842-8463.

Dix Hills

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION

The Mothers Club of Wheatley Heights highlights the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., includes a video presentation about the reverend and a program by local youths, 2 p.m., Half Hollow Hills Community Library branch, 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy., free, 631-421-4530.

Garden City

DREAMING WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Explore the life of Martin Luther King Jr., draw inspiration from his life, speeches and ideals while you make an artwork of peace, 11-11:45 a.m., 1:30-2:15 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m., Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., off Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, $3 with $12 museum admission, licm.org, 516-224-5800.

Glen Cove

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMEMORATION

March from the First Baptist Church down Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, end at the Wunsch Arts Center on Forest Avenue where a celebration is held, 9 a.m., (lineup for march starts at 8:45 a.m.), First Baptist Church of Glen Cove, 7 Continental Place, free, 516-676-2004.

Hauppauge

THE REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST

Featuring keynote speaker the Rev. Marvin A. McMickle, sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Riverhead, 8-10:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Long Island, 1717 Motor Pkwy., $50, 631-727-3446.

Hempstead

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE AND CEREMONY

Hosted by the United People Organization, mile-long march, steps off at 9 a.m. (meet at 8:30), Hempstead Town Hall parking lot, 350 Front St. and Greenwich Avenue, ends at Faith Baptist Church Cathedral, 145 N. Franklin St., ceremony follows in the church's cultural arts center, free, contact Waymon Speight at 631-693-9645.

Manhattan

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. TRIBUTE

Jazz at Lincoln Center presents a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. featuring the Duke Ellington Orchestra with Marc Cary Focus Trio and special guests, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Broadway at 60th Street, reservations recommended, $25, $10 students with ID, jalc.org, 212-258-9595.

Uniondale

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Celebration and awards luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Long Island Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 101 James Doolittle Blvd., benefits high school seniors seeking a higher education, reserve, $60, marriott.com/hotels/travel/ nycli-long-island-marriott, 516-571-5977.

Wheatley Heights

HONORING AMERICA'S VETERANS

Veterans of VFW Post 2912 and family are invited, recognition and thanks in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., noon-2 p.m., VFW Post 2912, 19 Colonial Springs Dr., free, lunch served, 347-742-2912.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Uniondale

A TRUE GLOBAL VILLAGE

Cultural event to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, sample foods and refreshments from various cultures, meet representatives from local organizations, 2 p.m., Uniondale Public Library, 400 Uniondale Ave., free, 516-489-2220, ext. 204.

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