Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  Today has been deemed a National Day of Service, so here's a list of some things you can do to honor this special holiday.

According to NewJersey.MommyPoppins.com, here are some activities to do with your kids:

The Newark Museum Family Day (Newark, NJ)
Visit the Newark Museum on Monday, January 18 between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the freedom and community, while learning about the life and legacy of Dr. King. During the day, the museum will host activities for all ages, including film screenings, performances and hands-on art and science programs. For more information, please call (973) 596-6550.


Fanwood and Scotch Plains host Day On, Not a Day Off (various locations)
On Monday, January 18, the neighboring towns of Fanwood and Scotch Plains will host their Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. Providing new and exciting volunteer opportunities to the entire family, this day will host more than 40 non-profit organizations from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Annual Princeton University Annual MLK Literary, Visual Arts and Video Contests (Princeton, NJ)
Princeton University will hold its annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on campus in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. This event is free and open to the public. The program includes live music, a keynote address and the presentation of the MLK Day Journey Award.


MLK Day Skate & Play (Westville, NJ)
Spend MLK Day at Deptford Skating with 3 Great Sessions of Fun and Character Visits! Included in the admission price: Skating, Funzone, Inflatables, and Food. Call 856-845-7353 for more info.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Event
Sunday, January 17, 2016; 3:00pm – 5:00pm
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton NJ
Website - Event Details
This event is free and open to the public.

This annual event features a Commemorative Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This annual event brings together a diverse group of people to celebrate Dr. King’s life’s work and legacy. It also allows New Jerseyans an opportunity to recommit themselves to fulfilling Dr. King’s dreams in the 21st century.

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 12th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 18, 2016
At the Galloway, Hammonton, Manahawkin, Atlantic City & Woodbine Locations
Information & Registration
This year's Martin Luther King Day of Service will feature Stockton's 12th anniversary of celebrating Dr. King.
Stockton will be hosting the largest service day to date.

Try to remember that today is not only a day off from school or work, but a day to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and everything he did to make our society a wonderful place to live!

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