Take a look at the local and regional celebrations going on this weekend.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and 25th Anniversary of the Preservation Company:
When/Where: Sunday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m. at the Mansion at Colonial Terrace
Event: The event is hosted by all-star singer, actor, composer, choral conductor and arranger, Chapman Roberts. Four honorees will be celebrated: Valerie Swan, Executive Director of the Peekskill Youth Bureau; Julio Capurro of Capurro Contracting, Inc.; The Housing Action Council and Hudson River HealthCare.
The event will feature cutting-edge works of live art, showcasing the energy and passion of the life and times of Dr. King, with artists presenting their works in their medium to popular, patriotic and jazz music. Guests will be able to bid on the artworks during the silent auction. Click for more information on the event and to order tickets.
28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Worship Service in Peekskill
When/Where: Monday, Jan. 16, 3 p.m. at
Event: “Reviving the Spirit, Restoring the Dream,” this celebration will feature performers and speakers honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King.
MLK Day of Service
When/Where: Saturday, Jan. 14, different start times, click here for service projects around the county
Event: Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Choose from 25 service projects to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King.
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Family Day Celebration
Where/When: Monday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the in Greenwich
Event: This year’s theme, “Dr. King’s Message of Love” features special performances by Built for Praise Dance Academy, a young vibrant dance troupe from Bridgeport, Connecticut who specializes in dance performances with a message. They have choreographed a special program to honor Dr. King and his message of love. Students of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to make “I have a dream …” buttons and add their self-portraits to the Circle of Friends mural.
Price: All events are free with admission.
MLK Freedom Day Concert at Barnes & Nobles in White Plains
When/Where: Monday, Jan. 16, from 12 noon-4 p.m. (pianists only from 6-8 p.m.) at , 230 Main St
Event: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Library will celebrate Martin Luther King Day with two free concerts: The Senakwami Chorus and solo pianists will perform for the fundraiser: for everyone who makes a purchase at any Barnes & Noble on Jan. 16 and gives the library book fair ID, 10616605, Barnes & Noble will make a donation to the Freedom Library in White Plains.
The library has unusual and important books and films for adults and children on subjects such as non-violence and anti-racism, Dr. King and other great peacemakers, African-American history and more.
Films About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When/Where: Saturday, January 14, 1:00 pm at the
Event: The Cave will play short films about Dr. King.