Do your children know why they are off school on Monday? Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” There are plenty of places open and needing assistance on Monday to serve those less fortunate and other places open to remember King.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service- Make an impact on your community
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Kids Tour – Saturday, Sunday & Monday 11:00-11:45 & 2:00-2:45 at the Martin Luther King, Jr . Memorial. Come join us for a kids’ tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and an opportunity to earn a Junior Ranger Badge!
Portrait Story Days: Martin Luther King, Jr. – Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 1:00pm-4:00pm The National Portrait Gallery presents Drop in to listen to a story about a person who has influenced American history and culture and to create a special piece of art. Recommended for children ages 5 and up for this free event.
“It Takes a Village” Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Project Monday, January 20, 2014 from 10:00am-1:00pm volunteers will be deployed to senior housing complexes across the District to spend time with residents and help them to create their own personal emergency preparedness plan.
The National Children’s Museum – Monday, January 20, 2014 from 10:00am-4:00pm. visit and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Your child can contribute to a very special peace quilt!
Let Freedom Ring! – Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:00pm– The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University featuring Dionne Warwick will hand out FREE tickets (click on link and scroll down for more information).
WTOP has created a list of events (not all kid friendly) of exactly what is planned downtown.
I Have A Dream Weekend Celebration at Port Discovery Children’s Museum from 10:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Community comes to life over the three-day “I Have a Dream” weekend! Join the Museum to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Montgomery County MLK Day of Service 2014 This is a great family friendly event and one in which MCPS students can earn SSL hours. Take part in a variety of family friendly service projects.