Martin Luther King Jr. Day events throughout the area Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events throughout the area Monday



MERIDEN 

33rd Annual, Martin Luther King Jr./Albert Owens Scholarship Breakfast

When: 8 a.m., Monday

Where: Maloney High School, 121 Gravel St. 

Description: Community members are invited to attend the breakfast which will present student essay winners, include musical performances, and a countrified breakfast. Tickets are available from Karen Golden Central Office/Room 2A, $5 for students and $10 for adults. 

 

WALLINGFORD

Celebration in Memory of the Life and Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

When: 10 a.m., Monday

Where: Wallingford Town Hall, Robert F. Parisi Town Council Chambers, 45 South Main St. 

Description: The program will include an artwork display, essays, and readings from Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, provided by town students. The Sheehan High School Jazz Band will also perform. 

 

SOUTHINGTON

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration/Remembrance

When: 10-11 a.m., Sunday

Where: First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave. 

Description: The church will hold an event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and encourage the continuation of his mission of peace and equality during its regular worship service. 

 

NEW HAVEN 

22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice 

When: 12-4 p.m., Sunday

Where: Yale Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Ave. 

Description: The weekend's event will include world-class performers, community open mics and educational activities for all ages. There will also be special Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. programming, including the 9th annual Teen Summit, Professional Poetry Slam and art contest. Admission is free. The program will continue Monday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

HARTFORD

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Day 

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday 

Where: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St.  

Description: This free “Walk a Mile in my Shoes” program invites community members to come together to “express love, celebrate community, and practice empathy” through art-making, performances, and tours. 

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday

Where: Harriet BeecherStowe Center, 77 Forest St. 

Description: To observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, every year the center offers tours, family activities, a Salons at Stowe conversation and noon bell ringing for peace. Activities will depict Stowe and King’s work for social change and connect present activism to past movements. All ages are welcome. Museum admission varies, but is generally $16 per adult, $14 per student and senior, and $10 for children 5 to 17 years old. 

 

33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

When: 9 a.m., Monday

Where: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard #400

Description: The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Hartford Alumnae Chapter presents its annual breakfast with keynote speaker Rev. Teresa L. Fry Brown. Donation is $55 to participate. 

 

32nd Annual Bell Ringing of the Liberty Bell 

When: 11 a.m., Monday

Where: State Capitol building, first floor, 210 Capitol Ave. 

Description: The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission will also honor three citizens with the Commission’s Distinction Award, including Lisa Tepper Bates of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, Evelyn B. Green, a librarian and certified archivist, and JoAnnH. Price, an investment company executive. All three women have contributed to the community in improving education and supporting arts and cultural organizations. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Choir will perform. 

 

WEST HARTFORD

Clifton Davis Talk 

When: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday

Where: University of Hartford, Lincoln Theater, 200 Bloomfield Ave. 

Description: The general public is invited to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the university through a free event in the Lincoln Theater. Actor, producer and minister Clifton Davis is the keynote speaker and several students and university groups will perform. 

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