Dream Big

Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy through a medley of events.

Micah Castelo - January 2018

Dream Big

Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy through a medley of events.

Micah Castelo - January 2018


After this past year, Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of freedom and peace proves to be more important than ever, even more than 50 years after his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Honor the civil rights icon’s life and legacy this month, and remember his powerful message through a medley of events.

PAINTING DR. KING’S DREAM
1/8-12. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Southeast Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Ave. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Let the kids unleash their inner artists as they add quotes or drawings to the library’s MLK mural.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION
1/11. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St.. 5-8 p.m. Free. This multi-faceted event will combine an oratory performance by the Baltimore Urban Debate League, a choral concert by Joyful Noise Gospel Singers, and civic engagement with nonprofit Synergy Baltimore. Guests can also share their dream for a better future and commemorate the night with a free photo booth memento from Pixilated.

I HAVE A DREAM WEEKEND
1/13-15. Port Discovery, 35 Market Pl. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m., Mon. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$15.95. Spend the weekend learning about African-American history and MLK’s influential work through educational and interactive performances.

MLK DAY PARADE
1/15.
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Eutaw St., 12-2 p.m. Though no parade was originally schedule for this year, Mayor Catherine Pugh decided to bring it back after complaints from the community. The 18th annual parade will bring together more than 70 marching bands, color guards, dance squads, and more.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTIN LUTHER KING!
1/15. Cromwell Valley Park, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd., Parkville. Sunrise to sunset. Free. Breathe in the crisp winter air while enjoying special admission to the park grounds in honor of the holiday.

AVAM MLK DAY CELEBRATION
1/15. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Enjoy free admission to the art museum to commemorate one of America’s greatest visionaries, with music, workshops, shows, and slices of birthday cake.

I HAVE A DREAM
1/16. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, 1531 W. North Ave. 3:30 p.m. Free. Memorialize the civil rights leader through an afternoon crafting session at the Penn-North library.

BLACK HISTORY LIVE
1/21. Baltimore County Public Library, 1301 Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville. 2 p.m. Free. Award-winning teaching artist Culture Queen will lead an afternoon of music, movement, and activities inspired by black history.





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