Looking for something to do for MLK Day this Monday, January 20? Check out on of these events throughout the state:
6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown
11 am-1 pm
Included with admission
The Newark Museum
49 Washington St., Newark
10 am-5 pm
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.
165 Hobart Ave., Summit
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.
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
9 am-3:30 pm
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 Campus Center
326 Penn St., Camden
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.
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.
535 North Rte. 73, West Berlin
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.
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA
10 am-4 pm
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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