Martin Luther King Day in NYC guide

Our guide to celebrating Martin Luther King Day in NYC will help you pinpoint the best MLK Day events and tributes

Rossilynne Skena Culgan

Martin Luther King Day has served as a reminder to honor the doctor’s legacy to the causes of civil rights, nonviolent opposition, and community service since it was first observed nationwide in January of 1986. If you plan to celebrate, NYC hosts many events and tributes honoring the man with a dream. Along with becoming a volunteer in NYC, we also suggest taking the time to explore the epicenter of African-American culture—Harlem, New York. Visit one of the best Harlem restaurants when you go. And don't miss out on some of the other best things to do in January, along with other great things to do this winter.

When is Martin Luther King Day?

Martin Luther King Day is Monday, January 15, 2024.

Martin Luther King Day in NYC