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New Jersey Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission

NJ Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission

NJ Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Presents
The Economic Dream

The Economic Dream

Save the Date: January 20, 2019
FREE ADMISSION
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
New Jersey State Museum Auditorium
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608


2019 Save the Date Card

Statewide MLK Events

January 12 2019
Education & Scholarship Luncheon
 Noon - 3:00 P.M.

Oziel Grand Chapter, OES - Edison, New Jersey

“Keynote Speaker: Angela Burt-Murray. Angela Burt-Murray is a Senior level Media Executive and former Editor-in-Chief of Time Warner’s ESSENCE magazine. She authored the bestselling thriller Games DIVAS Play, in development at BET for a television series, April 2019.”

To register: www.eventbrite.com/e/rev-dr-martin-luther-king

January 12 2019
Luncheon
3:00 P.M.

Theta Psi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity - Franklin Township, New Jersey

“Theta Psi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc's 2019 luncheon to celebrate the life and legacy of our dear Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Held at The Imperia in Somerset, New Jersey, this event will host music, entertainment, a speaker, and more.”

To register: www.eventbrite.com/e/mlk-jr-luncheon-2019

January 18 2019
Food Drive

Drop Off Locations: Cherry Hill Public Library, Cherry Hill Municipal Building - Cherry Hill, New Jersey

MLK Day of Service Food Drive to benefit local non-profit organizations. Items needed: paper products, canned goods, shampoo, deodorant, laundry detergent, socks, plastic utensils, floor cleaner, trash bags, non-perishable food, diapers, kid's cots, books, hats, gloves, mittens, pillows, DVDs, video games.

For more information: MLK Food Drive Flyer

January 18 2019
Musical Performances
 8:00 P.M.

“We Shall Overcome”, McCarter Theatre Center - Princeton, New Jersey

“Inspired by the words and action of Dr. King, We Shall Overcome features repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders, interwoven with spoken word from Dr. King’s speeches. Led by the talented Damien Sneed, the musical lineage ranges from traditional gospel to jazz, Broadway, and spirituals”

To register: www.mccarter.org/weshallovercome

January 18 2019
Concert
 8:00 P.M.

Dr. MLK, Jr. Celebration: CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown, JJ Hairston – Newark, New Jersey

“Be inspired by the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at NJPAC's annual musical tribute, an all-star gospel celebration featuring CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, and a special guest speaker to be announced.”

To register: www1.ticketmaster.com/dr-mlk-jr-celebration

January 21 2019
Scholarship Breakfast
 8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – Princeton, New Jersey

“Once again it is time for our Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Scholarship Breakfast. This year marks our 38th year and the event is being sponsored by the Ivy League Educational Foundation, Inc. to raise money for scholarships. ”

To register: www.eventbrite.com/e/38th-annual-rev-dr

January 21 2019
Celebrations/Breakfast
 8:30 A.M.

Franklin Township MLK Anniversary Event

We will celebrate the life, mission, and teachings of Dr. King at our annual flagship event.” Keynote speaker: The Honorable Tiffany M. Williams, former Administrative Law Judge and Founder of The Esther Project.

To register: www.ftmlk.org/2019-breakfast.html

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873

January 21 2019
Celebrations/Breakfast/Arts & Music
 9:00 A.M. - Noon

Arts Council of Princeton's Paul Robeson Center for the Arts – Princeton, New Jersey

“Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr through art and music at the Arts Council of Princeton's Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. This family-friendly event includes breakfast and community conversation, art activities and a live music performance. Free and open to everyone.”

To register: www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-the-life

January 21 2019
Celebration/Award Ceremony
 9:00 A.M. - Noon

Community Care Food and Clothing Pantry – Berlin, New Jersey

“Join us as for our annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Celebration and Award Ceremony Breakfast, we have a great program planned that will surely inspire you. Come out and meet our leaders that we are honoring this year. This program is also filled with amazing surprises and performances that will have you galvanized. The focus this year in celebrating this great civil rights leader will consist of highlighting local leaders and their impact. Our theme this year is Encourage the Vision....Empower the Future. Help us keep the DREAM ALIVE! If you missed our last Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Celebration and Award Ceremony Breakfast, you missed a treat. Dont miss our next one! Monday, January 21st, 2019!”

To register: www.eventbrite.com/e/martin-luther-king-jr

January 21 2019
Celebrations/Volunteer Opportunities
 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Scotch Plains Fanwood Martin Luther King Day of Service – Scotch Plains, New Jersey

“Adults and families welcome! Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King! Join in song and celebration! Learn about volunteer opportunities in our community!”

To register: spfmlkday.wildapricot.org/