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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.


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

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
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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