CLEVELAND — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America, Coretta Scott King writes on The King Center website.
This American federal holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year. It’s a day of service and remembrance, and there are several events set around the community to help residents recognize it.
Below, are events around northeast Ohio for MLK, Jr. Day. If you have an event you’d like to see included on this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Monday, January 16, 2017, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. FREE admission. Visitors can also enjoy mini Shafran Planetarium shows for $1, and participate in amazing demonstrations.
Women’s Air & Space Museum
Monday, January 16, 2017, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Burke Lakefront Airport, Room 165, 1501 N. Marginal Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. FREE admission.
Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Monday, January 16, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. Guests who choose to donate $1 or more to the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland will receive a $10 admission ticket to the aquarium.
Great Lakes Science Center
Monday, January 16, 2017, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. FREE admission.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Monday, January 16, 2017, from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1100 East 9th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. FREE admission. Guests can enjoy live performances, education programs and family activities.
Monday, January 16, 2017, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 505 Euclid Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44307. FREE admission. Guests can enjoy activites and crafts provided by the NAACP.
Fun Day Monday: Trees provide wildlife habitat in winter
Monday, January 16, 2017, from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. at the Penitentiary Glen Reservation. FREE event. Learn how trees provide wildlife habitat in winter.
Celebrate MLK Day at JFSA
Monday, January 16, 2017, from noon to 4 p.m. The Drost Family Center: 24075 Commerce Park Road. Paint a community tree mural; make no-sew fleece blankets for older adults and women and children in the Hebrew Shelter Home; make birthday cards for Holocaust survivors; drop off non-perishable goods.