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The best MLK Day of service events in NYC

Don’t spend your three-day weekend on the couch—get involved in your community during these MLK Day of Service events

By Jennifer Picht

MLK Day of Service gives us an opportunity to use Dr. King’s philanthropic attitude and his teachings to create positive change in NYC and empower our community. Don't just sit on your derriere and stream new movies on Netflixduring your three-day weekend—there are far too many wonderful volunteer opportunities to do! Several events, ranging from cleanups and clothing drives to assisting organizations with the mission to end hunger, are taking place at some of the best NYC Parks, so make sure to sign up and secure your spot before the slots are filled. The celebration of Dr. King’s legacy continues during the best MLK day events in the city.

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Best MLK Day of Service events in NYC

1. Volunteer at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Things to do

Make Dr. King Jr. proud by taking advantage of this opportunity to volunteer at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. There are several MLK programs running from January 13–15, and the museum could use extra sets of helping hands. Go and help the kiddos with art workshops and more activities that explore the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

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