Join us in Harlem to celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014
2:00 PM-3:30 PM. Riverside Church Hosts Rev. Michael Walrond, Martin Luther King III & Others to Celebrate MLK Jr.’s Legacy. 2:00-3:30 PM in the Nave, 490 Riverside Drive (bet. 120th & 122nd), Morningside Heights. |www.theriversidechurch.org
3:00 PM – Apollo Uptown Hall | WNYC & Apollo Present Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK: WNYC’s annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration. FREE and open to the public. Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street | Ph: 212.531.5300 |www.apollotheater.org
3:00 PM – Jazz for Martin with the Hamiet Bluiett Group: Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church presents a concert in celebration of MLK with Hamiet Bluiett. $10. Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church, 16-20 Mount Morris Park West @ 122nd Street | Ph: 212.831.6800
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM – MLK Weekend Celebration with Sundae Sermon and Soul Summit $5 Cover. Ginny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Avenue @ 125th Street | www.ginnyssupperclub.com
MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
9:00 AM-2:30 PM – 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr “Nonviolence: Seeks to Win Friendship and Understanding”: The Abyssinian Baptist Church Ministry of Christian Social Concern. Continental Breakfast and Lunch Served. Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 W. 138th Street | Ph: 212.862.7474 |http://abyssinian.org
1:00 PM – Big Onion Walking Tours | MLK Day Tour in Historic Harlem: At the center of African-American history and culture. $20. Rain or shine. Visit the site to book in advance or meet the group at 1PM @ the Northwest corner of 135th Street & Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X) – in front of the Schomburg Center. | Tour Hotline: 800.606.WALK |www.bigonion.com/tour/martin-luther-king/
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“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
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“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
*Gandhi preached and practiced non-violence. When I read Martin Luther King, Jr., and how he preached and practiced non-violence, I am reminded of Gandhi’s similar ways in our history. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights, and freedom across the world. To read more click on link Mahatma Gandhi.
Harlem has always been a sanctuary for the different. This continues today as yet another wave of LGBT immigrants join those already settled in Harlem. Harlem is a place with a rich history of advocating for freedoms of all kind for everyone. Based on a principle stated simply and forcefully by Martin Luther King Jr. A phrase worth remembering as we live through the United States Supreme Court grappling with the momentous question of whether gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry. The outcome of which will be of interest to many in our village of Harlem and their families and friends, in Harlem and beyond. View the latest here.
A right delayed is a right denied.
— Martin Luther King Jr.
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