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Annual MIT ICEO MLK Celebration

February 12-17 :: Cambridge

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of activities highlighting this year’s theme: “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character; that is the goal of true education.”

Small Acts, Big Impacts: A Day of Service

January 13-15 :: Acton

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a designated National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer within their communities and honor the life and legacy of the Civil Rights leader. Join the Discovery Museum to make birthday cards and help collect “Birthday-in-a-Box” supplies to support two local charities whose missions are to create special birthday moments for children who are experiencing homelessness or who are in the hospital in their birthdays.

Boston Children’s Chorus 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert

January 15 :: Boston

Boston Children’s Chorus takes the stage at Symphony Hall to raise the voices of civil rights activists including Coretta Scott King and Bayard Rustin, who developed the blueprint for modern day activists. The fight for love is ongoing. Love’s victory is a victory for us all.

MLK Day Open House at the MFA

January 15 :: Boston

For the 22nd year, the Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to offer free admission to the museum in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrate the legacy of Dr. King by surrounding yourself with art making, performances, and talks with members of our community!

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Annual MLK Jr. Tribute Concert

January 15 :: Boston

This tribute to Dr. King will feature classical and spiritual pieces performed by young musicians from BYSO’s Intensive Community Program alongside distinguished leaders who will evoke the power and the promise of the civil rights hero through remarks, readings, and spoken word.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

January 15 :: Boston

Bring your family and dive deep into the many ways you can show up for your communities as you engage in the many different activities led by educators, organizers, and cultural leaders dedicated to building a better future for all. Learn more about these stories through activities with Space for Change, Drum Circles with DaPhunkee Professor, and conversation with Professor Van Der Meer of UMass Boston, James Pierre, Jaypix Belmer, and Aziza Robinson-Goodnight.

Institute of Contemporary Art Free Admission

January 15 :: Boston

Celebrate the legacy of MLK with art-making and three acclaimed exhibitions. Free advanced tickets to the ICA are required, and will be available to reserve beginning on Sunday, January 14, at 10 a.m..

Free Admission to Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo in Honor of MLK

January 15 :: Boston and Stoneham

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will offer free admission! At Franklin Park Zoo, guests are invited to write messages of hope and peace on the mural that will be located within the tropical forest pavilion.


The 54th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

January 15 :: Boston

The 54th Annual Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast celebration will gather under the banner “Keeping the Promise of Democracy.” In light of the assaults on affirmative action, civil rights, reproductive care, and protections for LGBTQ+ people, we are inspired by the words of Dr. King on the steps of the Lincoln memorial: This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”

The March Continues: Town of Randolph Annual Celebration of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15 :: Randolph

This free, in-person event will honor the legacy of iconic civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision of equality, justice, and peace. Reflect on the progress our nation has made toward this vision and examine how we can march onward in solidarity amidst the challenges of today.

Cambridge MLK Day of Service

January 15 :: Cambridge

Come lend your helping hands and honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by showing up to answer his question: “What are you doing for others?” Come for the afternoon or just a short time and join with Cambridge neighbors to work together to help others.

Deanna Greenstein
Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at


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