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Things To Do On MLK Day

Looking for a way to celebrate MLK's legacy? Head to one of these cool events around the state.


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Looking for something to do for MLK Day this Monday? Check out on of these events throughout the state: 

Pop-up Crafts and Studio Art

Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown
973-971-3700; morrismuseum.org
Noon-2 pm
Free with museum admission

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by making a peace wreath and spend some time learning about his life and mission.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

The Newark Museum
49 Washington St., Newark
973-596-6550; newarkmuseum.org
Noon-5 pm
$5

There's plenty to do with the whole family to honor Dr. King's legacy. Come enjoy pop-up family activities like a scavenger hunt, spoken word poetry and community projects. Take in King's "I Have a Dream Speech" or take in the planetarium show, Skywatchers of Africa. Admission is free for museum members and Newark residents, and $5 for all others. 

MLK Day of Service

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave., Summit
908-273-8787; reeves-reedarboretum.org

Kids of all ages can get creative by making a nature-themed greeting cards out of recycled material which will be donated to a local hospital for Valentine's Day. The older set (ages 14 and up) can give the horticulture department a hand with cleaning and caring for the grounds.

MLK Weekend at Sahara Sam's

535 North Rte. 73, West Berlin
856-767-7580; saharasams.com

Hit the water slides, wave pools, lazy river and surf simulator at this gigantic indoor water park during the first long weekend of the new year. 

Rutgers-Camden Martin Luther King Day of Service

Rutgers-Camden Campus Center
326 Penn St., Camden
856-225-1766; camden.rutgers.edu
8 am-1 pm

If you're looking to dive into several volunteer programs on Monday, the Rutgers-Camden campus is hosting a slew of events for families to take part in. Donate needed items and volunteer at one of many local venues. Transportation between sites will be provided.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Martin Luther King Day of Service

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA
1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains
908-889-8880
11 am-5 pm

Head to the YMCA at 10 am for letter writing, speeches, crafts, volunteer work and race-related discussions featuring many organizations from the area. 

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