Triangle Remembers Martin Luther King Jr. With Events
Raleigh, Durham and Cary are celebrating and remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with special events and activities for children. Head out to parades, celebrations with music and dance and join in community service.
Make It, Take It: Happy Birthday, Martin!
Jan. 11 – Make a paper peace dove in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. Drop-in program. Free. 1-3 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7992. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest: An Arts Tribute to Martin
Jan. 18 – Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through dance, song and spoken word. Features a family frolic dance mix by DJ Tay, a reading of King and more. Free. 3-7 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-460-4963. townofcary.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Children’s Event
Jan. 20 – Enjoy The Story of Ruby Bridges, crafts, service projects, film screenings and more. Ages 3-14. Free. 10:30 a.m. Northgate Mall, Center Court, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. 919-286-4400. northgatemall.com.
Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest 2014: Day of Service
Jan. 20 – Help maintain and beautify the area around Middle Creek Community Center in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., who advocated for community service. All ages; parental supervision required for ages 15 and younger. Registration required. Free. 10 a.m., 2 p.m. Middle Creek Community Center, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex. 919-469-4301. townofcary.org.
Raleigh Memorial March
Jan. 20 – Take part in a commemorative march for Martin Luther King Jr. The assembly begins at 10 a.m. and the march begins at 11 a.m. Free. Downtown Raleigh. king-raleigh.org.
13th Annual African American Cultural Celebration
Jan. 25 – Celebrate North Carolina’s diverse African American heritage and culture with musicians, storytellers, dancers, historians, authors and artists. This year’s theme, “From Jubilee to Justice,” honors the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Free. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org
A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan. 26 – Enjoy a concert to commemorate the life of King featuring the N.C. Central University student and alumni choirs. Free. 4 p.m. Durham Armory, 220 Foster St., Durham. 919-491-6576. durhamsymphony.org.
Durham Martin Luther King Jr./Black History Month Parade
Feb. 1 – Enjoy a parade honoring the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. and other great African Americans. Free. Noon. Fayetteville St. Durham. spectacularmag.com.
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