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Martin Luther King Weekend Things To Do in Brooklyn NYC

Things To Do in Brooklyn over the MLK Day Weekend

brooklyn things to do mlk martin luther king day weekend brooklyn martin luther king day weekend events brooklyn mlk day weekend nycJanuary 19, 2019 / Brooklyn Neighborhoods NYC / Things To Do in Brooklyn NYC / Brooklyn Blvd NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 40 on Friday and Sunday, dipping to the mid 30's on Saturday. The temperature lows will be in the low 30's on Friday and Saturday, dropping to 6 DEGREES on Sunday. There's 3 - 6 inches of either Rain or Snow forecast beginning about 3 / 4 pm Saturday and ending about 2 pm Sunday. Winds will rise all weekend, beginning at 7 mph on Friday, 15 mph Saturday and rising to over 20 mph on Sunday. The Humidity will be around 70% throughout the weekend. Click for Brooklyn Weekend Weather.

 

Brief History of Martin Luther King Holiday in NYC

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist Minister who became the leading voice for African Americans' non-violent civil rights movement beginning in the mid 1950's through to his assassination in 1968. In 1983, the third Monday of every year was set aside to honor Martin Luther King for his service to the nation. The third Monday was chosen, as it was the nearest Monday to the anniversary of King's birthday, which was January 15, 1929.

 

Martin Luther King Holiday Special Events in Queens NYC

Over the weekend, the Grand Prospect Hall at 263 Prospect Avenue in the South Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn is hosting the return of the Zlatne Uste Golden Festival. The festival celebrates Balkan life with music, dancing and performance. Not related to MLK but an option for a fun thing to do over the long weekend. For details go to www.goldenfest.org.

brooklyn things to do mlk martin luther king day weekend brooklyn martin luther king day weekend events brooklyn mlk day weekend nycOn Monday, January 21st, in Fort Greene, the Brooklyn Academy of Music hosts its 33rd annual celebration of MLK's life. There will be musical performances, a speech by a modern day civil rights activist, and a film screening [culture / free].

On Monday the Prospect Park Alliance is hosting an MLK Day at the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park [culture / history / free but $3 donation suggested].

On Monday in Crown Heights the Brooklyn's Children's Museum is hosting a day celebrating the life the Martin Luther King. There will be arts and crafts, games, storytelling and a neighborhood march.

On Monday the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture at 53 Prospect Park West in Park Slope is hosting a day of cultural activities celebrating the life of Martin Luther King.

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Martin Luther King Weekend Things To Do in Brooklyn NYC

Things To Do in Brooklyn over the MLK Day Weekend

January 19, 2019 / Brooklyn Neighborhoods NYC / Things To Do in Brooklyn NYC / Brooklyn Blvd NYC.

 

Art Exhibits in Brooklyn NYC - MLK Day Weekend

brooklyn things to do mlk martin luther king day weekend brooklyn martin luther king day weekend events brooklyn mlk day weekend nycClick here to view some of the in-progress art exhibits in Brooklyn this Martin Luther King Day weekend.

The Brooklyn Museum is located along the northeast section of Prospect Park along the Eastern Parkway and they are open through the weekend.

The Brooklyn Historical Society is also open over the weekend, but closed Monday. It is located at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights and they opened a second location within the past year or so in Dumbo at 55 Water Street.

The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in Prospect Park is open, as is the Brooklyn Zoo also in Prospect Park.

In the photo to your right is the Brooklyn Museum located along the Eastern Parkway in Prospect Park.

 

Dance, Theater & Music in Brooklyn NYC - Martin Luther King Day Weekend

brooklyn things to do mlk martin luther king day weekend brooklyn martin luther king day weekend events brooklyn mlk day weekend nycClick here to view the Theatre section of the Brooklyn Events Calendar to see what's doing this Martin Luther King Day weekend theater in Brooklyn NYC.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is located near the Fort Greene / Prospect Heights neighborhoods - not far from the Barclays Center and the Atlantic Terminal. They have special programming for the MLK holiday weekend - see details above.

The Barclays Center is located along Atlantic & Flatbush Avenues in Prospect Heights, near Fort Greene, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill. They have nationally famous performers and sports events running throughout the year, so this may provide an entertainment option over the weekend.

Kings Theatre is located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue in the Flatbush Ditmas Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. They may have some entertainment over the Martin Luther King Day Weekend.

The New York Transit Museum located at 99 Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn is always worth a visit though unlikely to have any programming dedicated to the legacy of Martin Luther King given it's focus is NYC metro transportation.

An example of an interesting performing arts venue is shown in the photo to your right, where the Brooklyn Academy of Music is shown. BAM is hosting a series of special events related to the legacy of Martin Luther King Day this weekend.

 

Shopping in Brooklyn NYC - Martin Luther King Day Weekend

brooklyn things to do mlk martin luther king day weekend brooklyn martin luther king day weekend events brooklyn mlk day weekend nycThis is a great weekend to do a bit of shopping. Brooklyn is a fun place to shop, as it offers a variety of shopping venues from the big box chain stores to the unique boutiqes.. Click here to view our section about Brooklyn shopping.

Several of the most prominent and well traveled shopping areas include near the Barclays Center at the Atlantic Terminal near the Fort Greene and Prospect Heights neighborhoods. There you'll find the big box retailers.

Industry City is a relatively new addition to the retail scene in Brooklyn. It's a collection of renovated industrial buildings, which house a collection of boutique shopping venues, mixed with some discounters, located in Greenwood Heights along the waterfront just south of Park Slope.

And there's plenty of neighborhood shopping. For example there's a vibrant shopping district in the Greenpoint neighborhood, where the locus is at Greenpoint and Manhattan Avenues. Here you'll find some of the unique, made in Brooklyn, items to purchase.

In the photo at right is one of the local stores located in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn.

 

Martin Luther King Day Weekend - Dining in Brooklyn NYC

The food in Brooklyn has always been good. The variety of restaurant choices is difficult to match anywhere, and if you look carefully, you can find good food at reasonable prices too.

There are still some old style, family-run, Italian restaurants in the Park Slope and Cobble Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn [other neighborhoods too]. And some Polish restaurants in Greenpoint / Williamsburg neighborhoods. I think the most authentic soul food can be found in Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. We'll have more on these going forward, but in the meantime, one restaurant we've tried that provides a good, old-fashioned Italian meal, family-style [since about 1958] is Queen restaurant at 84 Court Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

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Click here to view the Brooklyn Restaurants NYC section of the site, which includes reviews of the restaurants we've selected to review. As of this writing, we've identified some of our old favorites, but haven't done the deep dive yet.

You can also visit Brooklyn farmers markets, attend events at Brooklyn theaters, performing arts & art museums, go shopping in Brooklyn NYC, and eat out at one of the Brooklyn Valentine's Day restaurants or New Years party restaurants in Brooklyn.

 

Martin Luther King Day Weekend Events in Brooklyn NYC

brooklyn things to do mlk martin luther king day weekend brooklyn martin luther king day weekend events brooklyn mlk day weekend nycClick here to obtain information about things to do Presidents' Day Weekend in Brooklyn. And our things to do / Brooklyn events calendar is updated monthly with between 50 - 100 different Brooklyn fun / cultural events.

 

MLK Day Things To Do Manhattan / Queens / Staten Island / Bronx

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