Martin Luther King Day of Service Throughout Westchester
The Martin Luther King Day of Service is an opportunity for friends and family to work together and move one step closer to making Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of a beloved community a reality. Volunteer opportunities throughout Westchester range from training for disasters and emergencies to aiding with family services, such as creating craft bags for children in shelters, and supporting food drives. Many opportunities require preregistration on the Volunteer New York website.
Saturday January 16 – Sunday January 17
Martin Luther King Day – A Visual Celebration with Trove Storybook Films at the White Plains Public Library
Looking for ways to celebrate the holiday with your kids? The White Plains Public Library is celebrating MLK with award winning picture books on film in the Cave and Galaxy Hall. The lineup includes: Martin Luther King Day, March On, Henry’s Freedom Box, Martin’s Big Words, Rosa, and Martin Luther King Jr. Admission is free and the short films will be shown multiple times throughout the afternoon.
Sunday January 17, 1–4:30 pm
100 Martine Avenue
Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at The Reformed Church of Bronxville
Eastchester Community Action Partnership (ECAP) is celebrating their 31st annual MLK breakfast at The Reformed Church of Bronxville. The Generoso Pope Foundation will be honored for their continued support of the ECAP and its mission to help communities throughout the county become more self-sufficient. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $15 for children.
Monday January 18, 9-11 am
180 Pondfield Road
Screening of King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis at the Jacob Burns Film Center
The Jacob Burns Film Center is known for screening exceptional documentaries, and their upcoming screening of King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis is no exception. Archival footage woven into a narrative following King’s life from 1955 to 1968 makes this 1970 best documentary feature and Academy Award nominee well worth the visit. Tickets are $8 for members and $13 for nonmembers. Richard Valeriani, an NBC News correspondent for 28 years that covered the Civil Rights movement and the Assassination of JFK, will introduce the film and a cheese and wine reception will follow the screening.
Monday January 18, 3 pm
364 Manville Road
Habitat for Humanity Westchester’s Martin Luther King Jr. Build-A-Thon Throughout Westchester
Get your hands dirty and join Habitat for Humanity of Westchester’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Build-A-Thon. No prior volunteer experience or skills are required to participate and builds will take place throughout the county.
Friday January 15 – Tuesday January 26
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration at St. Paul’s Church
Discover history in your county by taking a trip to St. Paul’s Church, one of New York’s oldest parishes, and listening to a free talk by Professor Mark Christian exploring Dr. King’s struggles and triumphs. Professor Christian of Lehman College wrote many publications on African American studies and currently researches the development and struggle of African Americans in the 21st century. If you want to further immerse yourself in the past, you can also tour the church, cemetery, and museum.
Monday January 18, 1 pm
897 S. Columbus Avenue
(914) 667-4116; firstname.lastname@example.org
Nepperhan Community Center Martin Luther King Banquet at Castle Royale
Dress up, come hungry, and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. at the Nepperhan Community Center’s banquet at Castle Royale in Yonkers. The event’s theme is “All Lives Will Matter, When Black Lives Matter” and Reverend Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant of the Empowerment Temple Church in Baltimore is the keynote speaker. Reverend Bryant previously served as the director of the NAACP’s youth and college division. There will also be a silent auction open to the public and an awards ceremony honoring those that performed distinguished services for the community, such as Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. Tickets cost $50 in advance and $55 at the door.
Monday January 18, 6 pm
92 Waverly Street
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Youth Awards Program at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown
The African American Men of Westchester, United Way of Westchester-Putnam, and other youth organizations throughout the county will honor youth based on their effort put into community service. The program aims to strengthen the leadership skills of young people and encourage youth bonds throughout Westchester’s communities. All tickets cost $36.87.
Monday January 18, 11:30 am to 3 pm
455 South Broadway