Organize a Day of Service
Celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with a day of service. Answer Dr. King’s call to build The Beloved Community by volunteering for a community organization or participating in a local service project.
Resources and Ideas
- Dr. King Volunteer Fair: Attend the fair and connect with a participating organization
- Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
- The RED Bookshelf, Albany
- Project Flight, Buffalo
- Brooklyn Public Library: Host a reading event with local schools at a BPL branch
- I Love My Parks events (held in May of each year)
- Host a FAFSA completion event on the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15. Learn more about how to plan for and lead these events in this webinar. If you are not ready to host an event, head a training for volunteers to host a completion event at a future date.
- More ideas: SUNY Empire State Day of Service list of of organizations. A special thank you to SUNY Empire for sharing their website.
Be sure to share your participation on social media or send to [email protected] for an opportunity to be featured on the Dr. King website and State agency liaison SharePoint site.
Join the Division of Human Rights for a MLK Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Hosted by the DHR Hate & Bias Prevention Regional Council:
|5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
|Central NY RC
415 W Fayette St.
|1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
|Mid-Hudson NY RC
Temple Beth Jacob
290 North St.
|2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
|Rome Free Academy
95 Dart Circle
Keep the Momentum Going Year-Round
You’ve heard it: MLK is more than just a day!
We invite you to join us year-round for a full calendar of cultural programming, exhibits, and initiatives at the Empire State Plaza and the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building in Harlem:
|Dr. King Celebration
City of Albany Beloved Community March
Dr. King Art & Essay Exhibit
|Dr. King Book Drive
Black History Month Exhibit & Celebration
Lunar New Year Celebration
|Women's History Month Exhibit
|Dr. King Career Fair
|Asian American Pacific Islanders Heritage Month (AAPI) Celebration
|Pride Month Exhibit & Celebration
|New York State's Fourth of July Celebration
Summer Stage in Harlem
|Black Arts & Cultural Festival
Summer Stage in Harlem
|Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
|Healthy Living Expo
Native American Heritage Month
|Dr. King Food Drive
Holiday Tree Lighting in Harlem
NYS Tree Lighting in Albany