MLK, Jr. I Have a Dream Celebration

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January 13, 2018 through January 15, 2018

Saturday-Monday, 10am-5pm.

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Crown Heights

Pre-school & younger, Young elementary

$11; free for children younger than 1

MLK, Jr. I Have a Dream Celebration at Brooklyn Children's Museum

Event description:

This celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day explores peace, empathy, and togetherness.  

Saturday, January 13:

Make Art Not War: Interactive Handprint Mural

11:30am-12:00pm, 4:00pm-4:30pm | All ages

“The time is always right to do what’s right,” declared Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964. Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s commitment to social justice by turning this quote into a new museum mural. Children are invited to add their handprints to the mural and learn the importance of standing up for equality in their communities.

 

Kids Take Action! Letter writing for change

1:30pm-2:00pm | All ages

Write to your local City Council Member and have your ideas heard! Join us as we write letters to Brooklyn Council Members and tell them about our dreams for our
communities. All letters will be mailed out at the end of the week by BCM.

 

I Have a Dream Cloud

1:00pm-3:00pm | All ages

Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed that one day his community and country would be free of racial injustice. Learn about Dr. King’s dream and write your own dream for your family, community, and country on our dream clouds. Hang up your cloud on our skyline to help create a Dr. King museum display and watch your dreams soar!  Listen to Dr. King’s iconic I Have a Dream speech while you work.

 

Brooklyn Kids March

3:00pm-4:30pm | Ages 3+

Let your voice be heard! Design a protest sign, chant, and poster that promotes friendship and equality in your community. Join us for a conversation on non-violent
protest while we work in preparation for our Children’s March. March begins at 3:45pm!

 

Sylvia’s Story Corner on the Bus

5:00pm-6:00pm | All ages

Climb aboard our Brooklyn city Bus for an interactive story time. Discover the incredible life of Rosa Parks and learn about how her historical impact all started on a
city bus.

Sunday, January 14:

Make Art Not War: Interactive Handprint Mural

11:30am-12:00pm, 4:00-4:30pm | All ages

“The Time is always right to do what’s right,” declared Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964. Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s commitment to social justice by turning this
quote into a new museum mural. Children are invited to add their handprints to the mural and learn the importance of standing up for equality in their communities.

 

Holding History: The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Edition

11:00am-1:00pm | Ages 3+

What makes an object “historical?” What can children’s objects from the 1940s and 1950s teach us about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood? Find out as you hold, touch, and feel historical artifacts from our collection including a baseball signed by Jackie Robinson!

 

Kids Take Action! Letter writing for change

1:30pm-2:00pm | All ages

Write to your local City Council Member and have your ideas heard! Join us as we write letters to Brooklyn Council Members and tell them about our dreams for our
communities. All letters will be mailed out at the end of the week by BCM.

 

I Have a Dream Cloud

1:00pm-3:00pm | All ages

Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed that one day his community and country would be free of racial injustice. Learn about Dr. King’s dream and write your own dream for your family, community, and country on our dream clouds. Hang up your cloud on our skyline to help create a Dr. King museum display and watch your dreams soar!  Listen to Dr. King’s iconic I Have a Dream speech while you work.

 

Songs of Resistance

3:30pm-4:30pm | All ages

Every revolution needs a soundtrack. Join us for a live interactive musical performance of the songs that inspired the call for freedom in the civil rights movement.

 

Sylvia’s Story Corner on the Bus

5:00pm-6:00pm | All ages

Climb aboard our Brooklyn city Bus for an interactive story time. Discover the incredible life of Rosa Parks and learn about how her historical impact all started on a
city bus.

 

Monday, January 15:

Make Art Not War: Interactive Handprint Mural

11:30am-12:00pm, 4:00-4:30pm | All ages

“The Time is always right to do what’s right,” declared Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964. Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s commitment to social justice by turning

this quote into a new museum mural. Children are invited to add their handprints to the mural and learn the importance of standing up for equality in their

communities.

 

Kids Take Action! Letter writing for change

1:30pm-2:00pm | All ages

Write to your local City Council Member and have your ideas heard! Join us as we write letters to Brooklyn Council Members and tell them about our dreams for our
communities. All letters will be mailed out at the end of the week by BCM.

 

I Have a Dream Cloud

1:00pm-3:00pm | All ages

Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed that one day his community and country would be free of racial injustice. Learn about Dr. King’s dream and write your own dream for your family, community, and country on our dream clouds. Hang up your cloud on our skyline to help create Dr. King  museum display and watch your dreams soar!  
Listen to Dr. King’s iconic I Have a Dream speech while you work.

 

Sylvia’s Story Corner on the Bus

3:30pm-4:30pm | All ages

Climb aboard our Brooklyn city Bus for an interactive story time. Discover the incredible life of Rosa Parks and learn about how her historical impact all started on a
city bus.

Address: 145 Brooklyn Ave.
Crown Heights, NY 11215
Phone: 718-224-5863
Website: brooklynkids.org

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