Queens Courier: Queens to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with weekend of cultural programs & day of action

January 16, 2019

Queens to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with weekend of cultural programs & day of action | By Zachary Gewelb, January 15, 2019: The legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a beacon of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, will be celebrated throughout Queens from Jan. 19 to 21. Borough President Melinda Katz is sponsoring the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Queens Central Library on Saturday, Jan. 19, at noon. All are invited to attend the event at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica to hear Joy Kelly, who will tell a memorable story about Martin Luther King Jr. The following day, the Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to headline Queens College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration. [...] Complementary tickets are available to youth and community service organizations, including the Queens Community House after-school program and the Pomonok Center, to enable members of the community to participate in this year’s presentation, which will be held Sunday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m, in Colden Auditorium of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing.Read full article.

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