Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Newark Museum
by Newswire/January 6, 2017
Film screenings, performances and family activities fill the day-long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16, at the Newark Museum. Admission for this special event is free for members and Newark residents; $5 for general admission. Activities are included in admission unless otherwise noted.
The day’s schedule is as follows:
Pop-Up Family Activities Noon – 4 pm
MLK Jr. Fun Facts Scavenger Hunt
Button making using inspirational quotes
Spoken Word Pop Ups in the Civil Rights and Harlem Renaissance Galleries
Community Project: Contribute your artistic “voice” to create a celebration of Newark
Film screening of the “I Have a Dream Speech” of MLK Jr. Noon – 4 pm
Be inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s message, delivered August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Premier Dance Theatre Company of Montclair 1 and 2 pm
Combining both traditional and contemporary modern styles, the dance group will perform a tribute to the civil rights movement.
Return to the Source with Junius Williams 3 pm
Explore the African-American experience through a music performance repertoire that includes blues, rhythm and blues, and jazz.
Planetarium Shows (Requires separate ticket purchase) Earth, Moon and Sky 1 & 3 pm
Recommended for children ages 12 and under. Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun, with the help of Coyote and Native American stories. Learn about moon phases, eclipses, constellations and more.
Skywatchers of Africa 2 & 4 pm
Recommended for adults and children ages 12 & up. For thousands of years, Africans have used their knowledge of the sky to build their societies, shape their spiritual lives and meet their physical needs for survival. Skywatchers of Africa highlights the diversity of African astronomy, examines cultural uses of the sky that developed throughout history and celebrates shared experiences.
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