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Listings: Events to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


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This is the 25th year that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed, and here are some events around the city Monday that honor his memory:

25th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Social commentator and novelist Walter Mosley will deliver the keynote speech at the city’s largest public celebration for MLK.
Where: Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
When: 10:30 a.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Special Central Park Seneca Village Tour
A tour of Manhattan’s first community of African-Americans and its connection to MLK and his messages will be offered.
Where: 85th Street and Central Park West, Central Park
When: Noon

Raising Citizens: Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival
Participants are invited to learn about MLK’s legacy and how kids can make a difference.
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd St.
When: Noon, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
$10; free for members and children under 1

Big Onion Walking Tours: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Historic Harlem
A tour of Harlem focusing on African-American history and the places that helped to define it will be offered.
Where: 135th Street and Lenox (Malcolm X) Avenue
When: 1 p.m.

King: A Filmed Record ... Montgomery To Memphis
A screening of a tribute documentary that uses archival footage of King’s life between 1955 and his death in 1968 will be featured.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 35 Avenue at 37 Street in Astoria
When: 3 p.m.

Artists Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.
Musicians, dancers and singers will perform pieces in the spirit of MLK’s message.
Where: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 65th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues
When: 6:30 p.m.



Subways, buses and the Staten Island Ferry will run on regular weekday schedules, but the following services are affected:

— All public schools, courts, post offices and government offices are closed.
— There will be no garbage or recycling collection, mail delivery or street cleaning.
— Alternate side parking regulations are suspended, but parking meter rules remain in effect.

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