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Gary Winfield

A Passion For Progress

MLK Day Events in New Haven

Since first observed as a national holiday in 1986, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated in many different ways in communities throughout our country. I hope you can attend one of these events in New Haven.

New Haven Love March.

Annual MLK Love March

A tradition since 1971, New Haven's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Love March is held in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Presented by the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of New Haven, the march begins at 10:45 a.m. Monday from Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of New Haven, 100 Lawrence Street. The march was created to preserve the notion of nonviolence. The theme "Healing a Village" speaks to the importance of taking back our streets, our neighborhoods, and our youth. For more information call 203-776-8262. Consistent with the vision of Dr. King, we will march on this day rain or shine.

Peabody Museum's 22nd Annual MLK Celebration

The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors once again this Sunday, January 14 from noon to 4:00 p.m., and Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend's activities include world-class performances, community open mics, and educational activities for visitors of all ages. Special Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. programming also includes the 9th Annual Teen Summit and the Professional Poetry Slam & Art Contest. Admission is free.

AKA Workshops at Wexler-Grant Community School

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting a Martin Luther King, Jr. Conference on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Wexler-Grant Community School, 55 Foote Street, New Haven. The event will feature workshops for children and adults, entertainment, exhibits, free raffles, vendors, and prizes. A continental breakfast and hot lunch will be served. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information visit or call 203-494-1635 or 475-220-5607.

New Haven Museum Storytelling

The New Haven Museum will host storytelling and activities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The New Haven Museum is steps away from the Peabody Museum, at 170 Whitney Avenue. Admission is free.

MLK Display at Beinecke Library

Select highlights from collections related to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to the African-American freedom movement across the 20th century will be on view in a temporary display at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall Street, New Haven on Monday from noon to 4 p.m.