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Looking for something to do for MLK Day this Monday, January 20? Check out on of these events throughout the state:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown
973-971-3700
11 am-1 pm
Included with admission

Stop by the workshop to make a peace dove craft, participate in an interactive exhibit and stick around for Mariel’s Melodies, a musical performance featuring jazz trombonist Mariel Bildsten.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Lift Every Voice

The Newark Museum
49 Washington St., Newark
973-596-6550
10 am-5 pm
Free

Visit the Newark Museum of Art to celebrate this special day with hands-on activities, planetarium showings, music and live performances. There’ll also be a photobooth, snacks, stories, artmaking and more. Don’t forget to watch Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech before you leave.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave., Summit
908-273-8787
9 am-noon

Head to the Stackhouse Education Center with your lil’ ones to make a card out of recycled materials. Cards will be sent to patients in local hospitals. For more information on MLK Day events in Summit, click here.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Camp

Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
201-568-6093
9 am-3:30 pm
$80

Grade 1-5 can explore the trails and woods of the nature center, plus listen to stories, play games and make crafts, all while learning about the environment and the leaders who made it all possible. Grades 6-8 can be Junior CITs (aka both camper and helper) which means they’ll lead younger campers in games and lessons but assist in setup and cleanup.

Rutgers-Camden Martin Luther King Day of Service

Rutgers-Camden Campus Center
326 Penn St., Camden
856-225-1766
8 am-12:30 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

Multiple locations

Make tray favors for mobile meals, goodie bags for veterans, prepare and serve brunch and play bingo games with seniors, work on recycling, make straw rockets, make crafts, work in the food pantry, listen to speeches and more.

MLK Weekend at Sahara Sam’s

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

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Weekend

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA
215-236-3300
10 am-4 pm
Free

Listen to a reading of MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” before hitting family activities like responses to MLK’s letter and stories about his legacy with the African American Museum in Philadelphia, plus a musical performance (1 and 3 pm). For an extra fee, take a tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

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