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Holiday camps for kids on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Your brood can bake cupcakes, learn about anime and engage in community-service projects at these holiday camps for kids.

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At these holiday camps for kids, your crew can stay busy—and have fun learning!—on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Children can take a cue from the civil rights leader himself and join a community service project with NYC Is My Backyard or let their creative juices flow in cooking, crafting and performing arts holiday camps for kids around the city.


Make It/Take It

Drop by Gowanus Loft on MLK Day for a Curious Jane–hosted hackerspace (a.k.a. a place where girls can get hands-on and meet other like-minded gals). Young do-it-yourselfers can sample one or all of the day's age-appropriate, girls-only craft workshops, in which they'll learn to make everything from cards to jewelry and candy. $10, with friend $8 each. Ages 6 to 12.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Camp


Follow in the civil rights leader's compassionate footsteps with a variety of community service projects hosted by writing-and-adventuring camp NYC Is My Backyard. $175. Ages 5 to 12.

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MLK Day Holiday Art Camp

The always ambitious, always high-energy Hi Art! lets budding artists explore manga, anime, painting, bookmaking, mixed media and sculpture. $175, half day $95. Ages 3 to 15.

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MLK Day Crafternoon

At the Gowanus studio's afternoon of crafts, kids can channel their inner Calder as they make hanging mobiles, then design a monster- or animal-themed winter hat. $45, two or more children $40 each. Ages 5 and up.

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Painted Cloud Art Camp

In small groups, kids will work on honing their techniques and concepts for three art projects (two structured, one free). Drawing, playtime and snacktime round out the day. $120. Ages 4 to 10.

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