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The best Martin Luther King Day events in NYC

Pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and honor his work as a civil rights leader during these MLK Day events

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Shaye Weaver
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Pay tribute to the late Martin Luther King Jr. during these wonderful MLK day events. Along with becoming a volunteer in NYC to honor Dr. King's memory, there are plenty of Martin Luther King Day events to check out leading up to the day (January 18). From music tributes to Harlem tours and dance performances, here's what you should do. Don't miss out on some of the best things to do in January, along with other great things to do in winter.

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Best Martin Luther King Day events in NYC

Shop and eat at this pop-up shop of Black-owned businesses in honor of MLK Day on Sunday from 2 to 7pm. For the first hour of the event, there will be free mimosas and gift bags for visitors. Masks and a temperature check will be required upon entry. The vendors include @shopnine7, @_sofreshskincare_, @thecakequeen2017, @mskishbeautyboss, @artbydcraigman, @bottomsupcocktailco, @a.littleinspo, @artistrybyasicollection, @truebeautybeads and @botikdechanel. The shop will be at 4709 30th St. Queens, NY 11101.

Community Conversation And Collaboration Inc. is providing free resources, food, entertainment and gathering together for MLK Day on Sunday, from 2 to 5pm, including free groceries, free coats and winter accessories and free giveaways. Those who are in need should bring a bag and cart. The event will take place at 1585 Fulton St.

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