MLK Day of service events come near East Brunswick

January 11, 2013 by  

There are many opportunities to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. birthday in 2013 without going too far away from the area.

The idea behind the day of service is to promote the idea of service to others by crossing age, language, and social barriers to provide help to those in need and to improve the community.

Just 30 minutes away from East Brunswick, in Newark, there will be a celebration at noon on Friday, January 18, in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center with gospel music artist Marvin Sapp. This is a School Time event that is recommended for grades 6 – 12.

In Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Avenue, will host three separate events. A poetry workshop will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16. Participants are welcome to write about their dreams, hopes, and wishes. The workshop will be hosted by Raymond Tyler – a writer and radio host.

At 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, community activist and resident Kaleem Shabazz will discuss the impact King has had on the nation and how that has led to the election of President Obama.

The events wind up with a mixed media exhibit at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 20. Titled ‘To the Mountaintop’, participants will create a collective mountain sculpture reflecting King’s word in his final speech ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ in 1968. Registration is required for this event as space is limited.

For any of the library events, call (609) 345-2269 for more information. Printing companies can offer advice on the best way to let residents know about upcoming community events with the use of flyers and postcards.