Brooklyn Academy of Music to Hold 30th Annual MLK Day Celebration, City’s Largest


    Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on what would have been his 86 birthday, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

    BAM, along with Medgar Evers College and Borough President Eric Adams, will host 2016’s event, which is consistently New York’s largest public celebration in honor of the late King.

    The tribute will feature musical performances by the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir and Kimberly Nichole, as well as an art exhibition, a movie screening, and a keynote speech by American academic and sociologist Michael Eric Dyson.

    2016 marks the 30th year of the event, which takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 18, at the Peter Jay Sharp Building at 30 Lafayette Avenue. Tickets are free and will be distributed beginning at 8 a.m., so get there early.

    Brooklyn Martin Luther King

    [Photos via the Brooklyn Academy of Music]

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