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Celebrate MLK Day in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights

A few events are scheduled for MLK day in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is set for Jan. 20, and there are a few different ways to celebrate in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights.

What: MLK Holiday Family Celebration
When: Jan. 20, 1 p.m.
Where: Medgar Evers College - Founders Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Avenue

As the nation prepares to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers College and the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission are collaborating to honor his life through the eyes of the children. The event will feature student performances, including artwork, dance ensembles, art, essays and more.  A tribute will be paid to the late Congressman Major Owens, founder of the King Commission, during the ceremony. 

What: MLK Day of Service Event

When: Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m.

Where: PS 221, 791 Empire Boulevard between Troy and Schenectady

This event features a 5K starting in Crown Heights at noon and ending at Da Nonna Rosa Restaurant in Park Slope, organized by Run4Fun in Park Slope, a special winter farmers market and crafts fair at Public School 221 in Crown Heights plus fun healthy workshops for kids, like dance, soccer and relays, tutoring etc. Dozens of volunteers from around the city are coming to help.

What: I Have a Dream For My Child Forum

When: Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Thomas Jefferson H.S. Campus, 400 Pennsylvania Avenue 

This is an emergency community forum that will address gun/gang violence in the communities of Crown Heights, Brownsville, East New York, East Flatbush, Bed-Stuyvesant and Canarsie. 

This will be an assembly to offer support and solutions for parents who suffer the loss of a child or children in the line of gun/gang violence. Representative from each district will identify programs or services that assist parents and community members who have lost loved ones to gun/gang violence.

What will you be doing to remember the legacy of MLK? Tell us in the comments section below.

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