Things to Do MLK Day events include concerts, plays, volunteering and more Even if you don't have the day off, there are plenty of ways to remember King’s work. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 is being celebrated all over the city, via concerts, volunteer opportunities and more. Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan By Shaye Weaver email@example.com @shayeweaver Updated January 21, 2019 9:25 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Several venues and organizations will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of striving for racial equality with numerous programs on Monday. There are plenty of ways to gather and remember King’s achievements — you can volunteer around the city, sit in for a discussion on his legacy or enjoy an uplifting concert. Here's what's going on: Brooklyn TributeBAM — Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave.10:30 a.m. on Monday In what is billed as the city's largest public fest honoring King, the Brooklyn Academy of Music is holding this day of film, art and live music from Oddisee and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir. Admission is free but it's first come, first served. "We Are Kings"ARTs East New York, 534 Livonia Ave.1 to 5 p.m. on Monday The community cultural arts center is hosting an open house with free events and activities, including a healthy cooking workshop, an art brunch where you'll create a painting inspired by King, a screening and discussion of "Soundtrack for a Revolution," which is about the civil rights movement from the perspective of musicians. Admission is free, but register online. Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday Visit the "Activist New York" exhibition, an exploration of social activism in New York City across time, from the 17th century to the present, and create your own protest poster for an issue you want to see improved. Tickets to the museum are $18. Harlem Gospel Choir: Martin Luther King Jr. Day MatineeSony Hall, 235 W. 46th St.12:30 to 2 p.m. on Monday The Harlem Gospel Choir is presenting a concert in honor of King, featuring inspirational and joyful songs that spread the message of love. Tickets range from $15 to $22. "The Day Harlem Saved Dr. King"Williams Institutional CME Church, 2239 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.through 9:35 p.m. on Monday Shades of Truth Theatre and Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group are performing a play about when he was nearly stabbed to death while visiting New York City in 1958. Tickets range from $18.50 to $35. "Families Celebrate Africa: A Martin Luther King Day Event"Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West3 to 5 p.m. on Monday This fun-filled day for families includes African drawing lessons, songs about King's life and dancers from JungleDom, who will give an African dance lesson. Proceeds from the event will help provide scholarships for the society's children classes and for its campaign for an accessibility ramp. Tickets are free for children under 2, $20 for children 2 to 12, and $5 ($10 at the door) for adults and teens. "Celebrating Dr. King" celebration and open houseBrooklyn Center for the Arts, 28 Madison St.9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday The center will hold a breakfast and giveaway before 10 a.m. and present live music, food, games, a talent show, art performances, arts and crafts workshops and an MLK essay contest. Admission is free. MLK Jr. Day art-making workshopHighbridge Rec Center, 2301 Amsterdam Ave.10 a.m. to noon on Monday Work on a project inspired by modern and contemporary artists in honor of King and his work. No art experience needed. Day of Service with the Parks Department Honor King's legacy by coming together for a national day of service at the following places: Seton Falls Park (Crawford and Palmer avenues, The Bronx) on Monday, 9 a.m. - noon. Flushing Meadows Corona Park (southwest end between Meadow Lake trail and drive, Queens) Monday, 9 a.m.-noon. Kaiser Park (Bayview Avenue and West 33rd Street, Brooklyn), Monday 9 a.m.-noon Conference House Park (298 Satterlee St., Staten Island), Monday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. By Shaye Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org @shayeweaver Shaye has been covering worth-your-time events and things to do around the city for amNY.com since September 2017. She previously reported for DNAinfo and The Southampton Press. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.