Deep from our archives we’re rebroadcasting our 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Episode. Music by Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Dan Zanes, Elle Jenkins, The Deedle Deedle Dees and many other celebrate the work of MLK, Jr.
In addition to enjoying an extended weekend, families can take advantage of upcoming community events to learn about and honor to legacy of Dr. Martin, Luther King, Jr. Ten special events – including walking tours, screenings, presentations, performances, and opportunities for community service – make up a full calendar of events supporting meaningful community-based learning.
30 Community Highlights: Bald Eagles to Bats. Opulent Banquets to Trolley Lines. Teen Open Mic to Nurturing Your Baby… These are just a few of the learning highlights we’re featuring this week! Get out into your community and learn while you play! MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. Celebrate and honor Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 29th annual MLK Community Breakfast on Saturday morning, January 19th. An Amherst tradition, the event includes performances from… Read More
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Opportunities and Celebrations in Western MA Monday, January 21, 2013 Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and dedication to creating change in our country can be done in many ways. The day will be celebrated in Western MA at concerts, lectures, worship services, and ceremonies throughout the region. Mass Audubon is offering a unique way for families to spend the special holiday this year –… Read More
Celebrations on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Western MA Monday, January 17th, 2011 9am-2pm in Greenfield: MLK Day Celebration. Join Community Action Youth Programs for the MLK Day Family Event at the 2nd Congregational Church (16 Court Square). This event has been organized by Shout Out! Greenfield. The day will include: Conflict Resolution Workshops focusing on race, facilitated by Sasha Alexander Goldberg and Sheila Petingy; Full family style luncheon (vegan friendly);… Read More
SUGGEST AN EVENT If you have a family-friendly event or educational program happening in Western Massachusetts that you’d like to let us know about, post your event on our “Suggest An Event” page. HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW This week we are offering four free tickets to see The Harmonica Pocket at Mass MoCA on Saturday, January 24, at 1 PM in North Adams, MA. Click HERE to discover more. FEATURED EVENT Uncle… Read More
I Have A Dream Of Unity: A Change Embraced A Community Gathering honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY Northampton, MA, January 19, 2009 On Monday, January 19, 2009, a full day of community events are planned to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Northampton, MA, involving special guests, including Juanita Nelson, Lee Stringer and Cynthia McKinney, the… Read More
Brandon Deroche of Causecast writes: In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the inauguration of President Elect Obama, Causecast has produced a video to push and inspire people to get involved and serve in their community on January 19th. Service is so important to our communities and our country, both locally and nationally, and we want to help make the connection between King’s dream in ’63 and our yearning for… Read More
Communities Gearing Up for Massive Day of Service on King Holiday Communities and nonprofits across the country are gearing up for a record number of volunteers on the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal holiday, fueled by President-elect Obama’s call for Americans to serve on King Day and throughout the year. Organizers of the annual service day say momentum is building in the wake of the President-elect’s call and the timing of the… Read More
Listen to Podcast: HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW Martin Luther King, Jr. Episode WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Tuesday evening @ 7pm 01/22/08 PLAYLIST Archived Podcasts ♦Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter PLAYLIST Pete Seeger – “Dr. King on Violence” [Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger] Buck Howdy – “This Little Light of Mine” [Giddyup!] Tom Paxton – “Your Shoes, My Shoes” [Your Shoes, My Shoes] Dan Zanes –… Read More
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. “I Have A Dream” Speech Families interested in discovering more about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement with their children might enjoy the following resources: FamilyEducation.com has Martin Luther King Jr Day Activities and Resources for Kids Kaboose.com has a great list of Black History Links Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights is a lesson on Scholastic.com that describes her pivotal role in… Read More