Next Monday, many of us are off school or work in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This federal holiday happens the third Monday of January in honor of Dr. King’s birthday. There are many ways to celebrate Dr. King this month with your kids.
Today we’re sharing our list of things to do on MLK Day Weekend in Cincinnati:
Jan. 19 and 20 at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Ralph & Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage on Red Bank Road
Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., really? Martin’s Dream answers this question and more as it brings this historical figure to life through the power of story, speech and song. Watch as Dr. King tells the story of his life, from his childhood in the Deep South all the way to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Created and performed by the talented and charismatic Deondra Kamau Means, this one-man show explores the real person behind the pictures, a funny intelligent, passionate man whose faith, family and education made him one of the most revered people in our nation’s history.
Knowledge is power, and books open our eyes to the world. This weekend, stock up during the Friends Winter Warehouse Sale — proceeds from the sale benefit the library!
Free admission from 12-5 pm on Monday, Jan. 21
You’ll get an important history lesson at this local museum, which will help contextualize King’s place and presence in 1960s America. On Monday, Jan. 21 all visitors will receive free admission to all permanent exhibits. On MLK Day, there’s also a commemorative march in honor of Dr. King, which starts at the Freedom Center at 10:30 am and concludes at Music Hall.
Jan. 21 beginning at 10 am at Cincinnati Museum Center
Join the CMC to celebrate the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Engage with interactive programming, live performances and diverse vendors throughout the day. Free for CMC members; non-members pay daily admission.
As always, the public library is a great resource for kids to learn about special holidays. The library is offering lots of programs in honor of Dr. King.
Mon., Jan. 21 from 10 am-5 pm
Are you up for a little road trip? The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis opens its doors with FREE admission to all children and families to celebrate the life, achievements, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Listen to storyteller Portia Jackson speak about courageous children from the Civil Rights Movement and enjoy music from The Griot Drum Ensemble between 10 am and 3 pm.