Events, activities celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 in northeast Ohio

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Black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, where he gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

NORTHEAST OHIO — It’s a day of service, remembrance and education.

Monday, January 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There are many events around our community to help residents recognize it. In addition, many area museums are offering free admission in honor of the day.

Here’s a list of the events. If you have an event you’d like to see included on this list, email tips@fox8.com with the name of the event, the time, the location and a link to your organization’s website. Please include MLK Day event in the subject line.

19TH ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.HOLIDAY BREAKFAST CELEBRATION
7:30 a.m.
The Marriott Hotel at Key Center, Public Square, Cleveland
Click here for details and ticket information.

AKRON ART MUSEUM
Free family day — Gallery admission is free for all. Adults must be accompanied by a child.
Monday, January 21, 1 – 4 p.m.
Click here for more information.

AKRON ZOO
The zoo is offering free admission on MLK Jr Day and is open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Click here for more information.

BASEBALL HERITAGE MUSEUM
Special programming highlighting Dr. King’s baseball inspirations, kids can make an “I have a dream” craft.
January 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., free admission
More information, here.

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration week. Begins on Friday, January 18.
Click here for a list of events throughout the week.

CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN
Free admission in honor of MLK Day.
Monday, January 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Click here for more information.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 15TH ANNUAL BLACK HERITAGE CELEBRATION
Monday, January 21, 1 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena
Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls
The special afternoon match-up will begin a month-long Black Heritage Celebration themed “Empowering and Inspiring One Generation to the Next.”
Full list of the Cavs BHC events, here.

CLEVELAND HISTORY CENTER
Free admission
New exhibit opening honoring Rev. E. T. Caviness, ribbon cutting at noon, as well as “pop-up” activities.
January 21, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Free admission all day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Click here for more information.

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA’S ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CONCERT
The 39th annual concert celebrating the spirit of Dr. King’s life, leadership, and vision in music, song, and community recognition.
Sunday, January 20, 7 p.m. at Severance Hall

Click here for ticket information. Note: admission is free, but tickets are required.

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
A free community open house in Severance Hall honoring the life, leadership, and vision of Dr. King.
Monday, January 21, noon – 5 p.m.
Free admission, for more information, click here.

CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BRANCH
Cleveland Public Library’s 34th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program, includes activities, performances, music and guest keynote speaker Dr. Yvonne Pointer.
January 21, 1 p.m. (doors open at noon)
More information, here.

GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
Free admission January 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Click here for a schedule of events.

GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM
Guests who donate $1 or more to the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland will receive a $10 admission ticket.
January 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
More information, here.

LAKE METROPARKS
Fun Day Monday at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Click here for more information.

MALTZ MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE
Hour Our Voices MLK Celebration11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free admission, click here for list of events.

MOCA CLEVELAND
Free admission, January 21, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy themed public programs in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy
More information, here.

THE RINK AT WADE OVAL
Noon – 7 p.m.
Free skating (skate rental is $3)
Click here for more information.

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
Free admission day
January 21, 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m
Click here for a schedule of events.

UNIVERSITY CIRCLE MUSEUMS AND INSTITUTIONS
Beginning Friday, January 18 and continuing until Monday, many of University Circle’s museums and institutions will offer free or discounted admission, and special activities to commemorate Dr. King.
On Monday, January 21, University Circle Inc. will provide a FREE shuttle bus to take visitors to the participating organizations in University Circle from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Click here for the list of events.

More on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., here.

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