On Monday, January 16th we honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King Jr. was one of the most influential leaders of our time for his activism in the civil rights movement and his lifelong dedication to bringing about equality for all men and women. Dr. King is honored by having a federal holiday every year in his name.

While most people associate a federal holiday with “a day off” Martin Luther King Jr. Day is to serve as a “day on” – a day of action, not a holiday. We are to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy by working towards strengthening our communities, or as Dr. King would say our “Beloved community.”

Looking for ways to honor Dr. King’s legacy and to teach your child more about the importance of Dr. King’s work? Here are some local events happening in the West Windsor-Plainsboro area including “MLK Day of Service” happening on January 16th at the Windsor Arts Council!

Join West Windsor Arts Council and African American Parent Support Group as we partner with local agencies to provide much-needed assistance to the people they serve. Please register each individual in your group for a timeslot by selecting one of the available tickets. Click here for more information.

At this time all time slots are sold out, but you can still donate items in advance from January 9 – 13 between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm at the Windsor Arts Council.

Looking for other ways to honor Dr. King around Mercer County? Check out some of the events listed below!

January 11
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute
Faith Baptist Church, Hamilton Twp.
Hamilton Twp.’s 20th annual tribute includes musical performances, guest speakers and awards presentations.

January 13
Together We Are One
North Brunswick Senior Center, North Brunswick
Every year, the Township of North Brunswick brings together community members, dignitaries and kids from the schools to put on a huge MLK Day celebration. Expect presentations, inspirational speakers, music and art.

January 15
“We Won’t Go Back” March
Martin Luther King Statue, Newark
The march and rally mark the actual birthday of Dr. King on January 15. The purpose is to move forward and progress in the area of civil rights.