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Honor MLK Jr., Celebrate Winnie the Pooh's Birthday, and Find Free or Low-Cost Things to Do on Monday
January 18-21

MLK Jr. Day Fun!

Commemorate one of the nation's greatest civil-rights leaders with free and low-cost events and activities that bring lessons from Martin Luther King Jr. alive for children, including visiting National Parks with free admission and a variety of children's events on Monday, when many schools are closed in honor of the holiday — scroll down for details!

Don't forget to make time to watch the Presidential Inauguration (see it on the big screen on Long Island), and take this moment to talk to your kids about politics.

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Creative Ways to Honor MLK Jr.

Kids 4 and older learn all about MLK Jr. in Brooklyn

• Pay tribute to MLK Jr. with an art project in Queens

• Create "Freedom Pillows" to celebrate MLK Jr. and traditional African-American heritage in the Bronx

Cool Dinos, Pooh's Birthday, and Outdoor Fun

See cool dinos at the New Vic's show "Erth's Dinosaur Zoo" in Manhattan

• Celebrate Winnie the Pooh's birthday in Brooklyn

Rock out and dance for free to pop music in Queens

• Learn to identify trees by examining bark, buds, and branches in Westchester

• Explore the eating habits of Westchester's animals

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Fairfield, CT

Long Island

Ideas for No-School Monday

• Go on a scavenger hunt through the whole New-York Historical Society Museum as you learn about Civil Rights in Manhattan

• Watch a tribute to MLK Jr. in Brooklyn

• Attend a free dance class for kids in Manhattan

Pledge to make a difference and hear the Harlem Gospel Choir perform at CMOM in Manhattan

• Catch powerful performances honoring MLK at Symphony Space in Manhattan

• Grades K-3 spend the day learning about wildlife at a mini camp in Rockland

• Head to the annual Family Day Celebration of MLK Jr. Day and add your art project to the mural in Fairfield, CT

• Visit the Stamford Museum for a day of special programs with Legos in Fairfield, CT

• Take advantage of $5 admission at Beardsley Zoo in Fairfield, CT

• Create an artwork of peace at LICM on Long Island

• Visit the fish hatchery on Long Island and receive a free fish food "fun-tainer"

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