Rochester to Host Martin Luther King Day Events
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The City of Rochester has a weekend of events planned to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King.
Martin Luther King Day is designed to inspire people to promote King's message of equality so the the city is hosting more than two dozen events to get people out of all ages to honor what King has done.
On Monday, the public is invited to attend the 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Collective Community Celebration. Rochester Mayor Tom Richards along with leaders of various faiths will get together to host this community wide worship service to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The service will be at the Eastman Theatre located at 60 Gibbs Street. The program begins at 9:00 and always includes some dynamic and truly inspiring words and music.
The Rochester Museum and Science and Center's newest exhibit wants to get people thinking and talking about race. "Race-Are We So Different?" is a way to explore the stories of race through three themes: the everyday experience of race, the contemporary science that is challenging common ideas about race, and the history of this idea in the United States. Race is on view until April 28.
The City's Bureau of Recreation has scheduled events for families Friday, Saturday and Monday. All are invited to Skate to Commemorate at Manhattan Square Ice Rink on Court Street. This special skate is planned Monday beginning at noon. Skate rentals are available.
Admission is free with a donation of two non-perishable food or household items.
Some of the other events planned for kids; MLK 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for ages 10-14 at the Adams St. Community Center and Campbell Street Community Center. Both are on Monday 1:00 to 3:00.
MLK Day Of Service at the Avenue D Community Center Monday 12:00 to 4:00. Kids will be volunteering at two senior citizen facilities and helping to clean up the neighborhood and take part in a peace rally.
There are another dozen or so events to get out and get involved. To find out more go to City of Rochester.