Martin Luther King (MLK) Day 2011 – Events, Services which are Closed and Opened in NYC

Monday, the 17th of January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Today is a holiday in United States. This day is always observed on the 3rd Monday of January in every year in US.

Today, January 17, 2011 several services are closed or opened.

– Today is a federal holiday and all schools, postal service, and government buildings are closed in observance.

– The MTA is running all transportation services on a weekend schedule.

– There will be no garbage pick-up in New York City on January 17.

– All parking rules are suspended in New York City.

– Many banks in the area are closed, and many stores will be closing early in the observance of the holiday.

Here are some public events in New York City on Monday marking the occasion.

Brooklyn Academy of Music Tribute:

Begins at 10:30 a.m., BAM Opera House, 30 Lafayette St., Brooklyn, (718) 636-4100. Keynote speaker is Walter Mosley. Music by the Persuasions and the Reverence Timothy Write Memorial Choir of the Grace Tabernacle Christian Center. There is a community art exhibition and a screening of “Neshoba: The Prince of Freedom,” an award-winning documentary about a town in Mississippi 40 years after the murders of three civil rights workers.

Art and Videos for Children

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., (718) 735-4400, admission $7.50 per person, under 1 free
11:30 a.m., a short DVD presentation of the “I Have A Dream Speech.”
1:30 p.m., Coretta Scott King dance tribute, the Pinnacle Praise Dancers celebrate through poetry and dance.
2:30, Interactive show looks at the historic and present-day struggles for freedom, social justice and human rights
3 p.m., make art using African Adinkra symbols of hope, love and friendship to take home.

Free Concert

6 p.m., seating begins at 5:30 p.m., first-come, first-served basis, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, at Brooklyn College campus, 2900 Campus Road.

* The Museum of the Moving Image, in Queens, will be hosting its own event to mark the holiday. At 3:00 PM on Monday, the museum will be screening “King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery To Memphis.” The film covers the major events of Martin Luther King’s life.
Locaiton: 35 Avenue at 37 St., Astoria, NY 11106; 718-777-6888