Monday, January 19, 2015

Top 10 MLK Day Connections and Events 2015

January 19 African American Museum of Philaelphia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sharing the Heritage Celebration and Day of  Service located at Seventh and Arch Streets Philadelphia.  Free admission 11 a.m. - 5 p.m for a day of activities and learning. Donations of food for our ChAAMPs Against Hunger Philabundance Food Drive and books for Philadelphia Reads appreciated. Core exhibit: Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia, 1776-1876.  Check the website for a complete list of activities and times including a Selfie Station with Phillies Outfielder Ben Revere

January 19, 2015, MLK Social Action Day Concert. The Chester Children's Chorus will perform at Congregation Ohev Shalom 2 Chester Road, Wallingford, PA  1:00 p.m.

January 19, 2015 for the 20th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.

January 19 National Constitution Center celebrates  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day activities are part of a series of Macy’s Family Days at the Constitution Center 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m..  Admission on January 19, 2015 will be $5, courtesy of Macy’s Inc.—visitors will receive access to the museum and all activities in connection with the important civic holiday. Service projects, guests will be invited to help museum staff sort the supplies collected since late December in preparation for delivery to schools. Also the museum will serve as the host location for a quilting and sewing service project that benefits Women Against Abuse. This activity is available to participants who have pre-registered with the Greater Philadelphia Day of Service. Visitors are invited to sew pillows for the shelter in the museum’s Grand Hall Lobby. Women Against Abuse is a local nonprofit that provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal services, behavioral healthcare, advocacy, and education to victims of domestic violence. Throughout the day special performances  and various activities will take place. At F.M. Kirby Auditorium 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. local actors will join students from local colleges to perform a passionate reading of the “I Have a Dream” Speech.

January 19 Health and Wellness Fair at Girard College 2101 S. College Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.  8 a.m. presented by McNeil.

January 19 Jobs and Opportunity Fair 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. inside the Hum Building at Girard College, 2101 S. College Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. Two sessions: 9-10:30am (session 1) and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (session 2). Call Global Citizen 365 at 215-851-1811 pre-registartion is required.

January 19  Call the Philadelphia Orchestra at 215-893-1999 in advance For CONCERT TICKETS:The MLK Tribute concert is in Girard College Chapel at 1:30 p.m.; it is free but tickets are required. Seating will be general admission and is first-come, first-served. Limit four tickets per person. Chapel doors will open at 12:30p.m.

January 19 Martin Luther King Day of Service Kids Carnival Girard College 2101 S. College Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. 9 a.m.

January 19 The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites five times in 2015, beginning with January 19, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Link to the 2014 MLK 50th Anniversary Poster Contest Winners.

Link to Six Ways to GoGreen on #MLK Day.

Link to Former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford talking about a personal memory of traveling with Martin Luther King Jr. and a Day of Service, a day on not off.

MLK Day: Remember. Celebrate. Serve. link to the Corporation National Community Service Official Blog.

Please check all links to verify all updated information.

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