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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

FREE MLK Jr. Family Festival

Monday, January 17, 2011
10:00 AM–04:00 PM

All ages come together to celebrate the life and triumphs of one of our nation’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Special guests will pay tribute through theatrical performances and stories, and all ages can share their dreams, personal heroes and peaceful testimonies through art projects, videos and collaborative community activities.

Schedule of Events


All performances take place in Graham Auditorium, Lower Level & Level 1

11a.m. - Karen’s Fun House children’s group performs A Tribute to Dr. King and Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

12p.m. - Baltimore Urban Debate League presents award-winning student speeches

1p.m. - Dr. King’s I Have A Dream speech (1963)

3p.m. - GRAND FINALE: Illstyle & Peace Productions performing the dance and music celebration, Become Your Dreams


10a.m. - 4p.m. - Create Your Community Collages, Studio A, Family Art Center; Mega Hero Medallions, Studio B, Family Art Center; Grateful Greetings, Level 2 Lobby

10a.m. - 3p.m. - Join Hands Community Project, Sculpture Court, Level 2A

10a.m. - 3p.m. - Who are the People in Your Neighborhood? Sculpture Court, Level 2A: Meet and learn about community organizations and enjoy the NEW! Early Childhood Community Helper Corner!

Meet Waltee!  Keep an eye out for our cuddly lion cub and give him a hug!


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Time: 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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