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Martin Luther King Day weekend events and activities

We've got the scoop on tons of fun happenings (some are even free!) for kids over Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014.

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    Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Brooklyn Children's Musem on January 20 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    The Central Park Ice Festival on January 18 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Still Awake Still! at The New Victory Theater on January 18, 19 and 20 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    "Tropical Discoveries and Wintertime Wonders" at the New York Botanical Garden on January 18, 19 and 20 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Bessie's Big Shot at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre on January 18 and 19 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Recess Monkey at Symphony Space on January 18 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    R&R: Free Saturdays at the JCC on January 18 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at CMOM on January 18, 19 and 20 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at the Brooklyn Children's Museum on January 18 and 19 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    The Gift of Winter at TADA! Youth Theater on January 18, 19 and 20 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    David Grover Sings Songs of Freedom on January 19 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    "Painted Wonders of Chagall" at The Jewish Museum on January 19 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    The NYC Audubon Winter Eco-Cruise on January 19 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Film Forum Jr: Babe on January 19 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Sunday Science Spectacular at the 92nd St Y on January 19 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Macy's Sunday Storytime: This Is the Dream on January 19 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Live at the Tenement! on January 20 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Penguin Expedition at the Central Park Zoo on January 20 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Ricitos y la 3 Ositos (Goldilocks & the Three Bears) at Teatro SEA on January 18 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

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    Future City Competition at Sony Plaza Atrium on January 18 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.

Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Children's Museum

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Brooklyn Children's Musem on January 20 is one of our recommended Martin Luther King Day weekend 2014 events.


Winter break is barely behind us, but we still welcome this three-day weekend with open arms! We rounded up the best events and activities over Martin Luther King Day weekend to fill up your little ones' free time. Browse our roundups of can't-miss winter happenings and new museum exhibits to fill your weekend, then close it out with a special event commemorating the work of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do with kids this winter

When is Martin Luther King Day?

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an American federal holiday on January 20, 2014, marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.




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