Dr. Martin Luther King used tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience to advance civil rights. He was a minister, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner and so much more. Since Monday our nation will celebrate his great legacy we wanted to share some resources with our school community. Below you will find a playlist of MLK picture books , a link to his, “I have a Dream,” speech in its entirety, and some events going on around town this weekend.
Picture Book Playlist
Activities at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. all weekend with a number of cool activities. Please note, all but the mosaic require reservations or tickets.
- Martin’s Mosaic
Honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by creating a mosaic of his portrait.
Saturday – Monday, January 13 – 15 | 10am & 1 pm| All ages | Drop-in
Historic Heroines: Coretta Scott King
Create a children’s book in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King. Learn about The Coretta Scott King Book Award, given to outstanding African-American writers and illustrators of children’s literature.
Saturday, January 13 | 11:30 am, 12:30 and 4:30 pm | 6 & Older | Sign-up
Sunday, January 14 | 11:30 am and 12:30 | 6 & Older | Sign-up
Jumping for Joy with the Double Dutch Dreamz
The Double Dutch Dreamz present an intergenerational experience sharing the fundamentals of creative athletics for jumping into twirling and swirling ropes. Join the call and response spoken word and poetry that accompany fast feet movements. The Double Dutch Dreamz have presented at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, Apollo Theater, Smack Mellon Gallery, BAM, Summer Stage Kids, and Governor’s Island.
ASL Sign Interpretation provided.
Saturday, January 13 | 2:30 & 3:30 pm | All ages | Ticketed
Musical Performance with Lia Holman
Lia Holman shares the history of African American Music from past to present through song in this musical performance.
Sunday, January 14 | 2:30 & 3:30 pm | All ages | Ticketed
Museum of Impact visits CMOM
Museum of Impact presents Upstanders Fest, a social justice extravaganza. Make art and build power with a healthy curiosity of understanding activism and the role you can play. Discover avenues to action and express yourself through artmaking, songs, games and crafts.
Museum of Impact creates immersive experiential voyages into the heart of social movements, where visitors leave their own mark.
Monday, January 15 | 12 – 4 pm | All ages | Drop-in