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Martin Luther King Community Celebration- Newark Museum
January 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
We will never forget Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s words and actions, or his impact as an activist, working to give a voice to all.
Join us at the Museum to celebrate his life and further his mission. All day long we will have hands-on activities, planetarium showings, music, performances and free health screenings. You and your family won’t want to miss this annual celebration!
10:45 AM Free Planetarium Screening: GOURD, every 30 minutes
For centuries people have relied on the wonders of the night sky to guide them safely. Join us as we explore how slaves used the Big Dipper and Polaris to find their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Created by local arts collective SQAD NWK. (Duration: 15 minutes)
11:00 AM Yendor Theatre Performance in the Galleries
11:30 AM Dance Performance by Premiere Dance
Noon Yendor Theatre Performance in the Galleries
1:00 PM Yendor Theater Performance in the Court
2:30 PM Dance Performance by Premiere Dance
3:00 PM Family Fun Tour of the Galleries
4 PM Yendor Theater Performance in the Galleries
Ongoing All Day
* Hands-on artmaking
* Watch Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a Dream” speech
* Health and fitness consultations
* Take a picture in our photobooth
* Snacks to eat
* Story readings in the galleries