1. Government Offices Closed for MLK Jr. Day
Today is the national holiday Dr. Martin Luther King Day, in honor of the great civil rights leader’s birthday, Jan. 15. Dr. Martin Luther King Day is always recognized on the third Monday of January and in honor of this holiday, schools, government offices, postal offices, banks and some businesses are closed today.
2. PAPA Hosts MLK Interfaith Service
The Peekskill Area Pastor’s Association (PAPA) and Mt. Olivet Baptist Church will be holding an interfaith MLK community worship service at 3 p.m., today at the Peekskill Middle School.
The African American Men of Westchester, Inc. and United Way of Westchester - Putnam in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Youth Awards Committee will hold its 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Legacy Awards celebration of youth ages 12 to 21 today from at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tarrytown Doubletree Hotel, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY. Admission and lunch is $25.00. Peekskill High School Senior Mikyla Abdul-Azim is one of the event’s honorees.
4. Uruguayan Artist on Display at the BeanRunner Cafe
Paul Arts’ exhibit The Surviving Art is a series showing at the BeanRunner Cafe Gallery in Peekskill through March 10. A reception will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Paul Arts was born, Pablo Albierro, in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1966. A self taught artist, he began drawing in grade school; began painting in watercolors after a youth trip to Bolivia, Latin America, where he was amazed by the colors of that country; and began working in oils after receiving a collection of books with the works of the great masters—including Picasso, Cezanne, and Monet. For more information, see http://www.artsconstructivism.com/
5. Peekskill Schedules Special Common Council Meeting Today
The Peekskill Common Council is having a special workshop meeting today at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room in City Hall.