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Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations throughout the city

All weekend, events around the city commemorate the life of the civil rights leader

This weekend, thousands of people across the country will gather to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

New Orleans will have a weekend of celebrations with events across the city:

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019

Rev. Avery C. Alexander Social Action Forum – 10:00 a.m.
Dryades YMCA
2220 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113

Day of Service – 10:00 a.m.
Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle
Lower 9th Ward Observation Deck
2667 Caffin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117

National Conference of Artists 21st MLK Exhibitions – 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Rosa Keller Library Gallery – 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
New Orleans MLK Student Art Exhibition
4300 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70125

Stella Jones Gallery – 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 132, New Orleans, LA, 70170

Ashe Cultural Arts Center Powerhouse Theater – 4:00 p.m.
1731 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113

Monday, Jan. 21, 2019

Opening Program – 9:00 a.m.
New Orleans Jazz Market
1436 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113
Speaker: The Honorable Marc H. Morial
President and CEO of the National Urban League

Official March – 10:00 a.m.
Beginning at Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and ending at A.L. Davis Park (LaSalle Street & Washington Avenue)

“Remember, Celebrate, Act” – MLK Day of Play
A.L. Davis Park (the official end of the march route) ends at 3:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more about Dr. King’s ties to New Orleans.