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By Cassandra Oliveras

These events are free and open to the public. Enjoy.

Hands On: “I Have A Dream” Collage Portraits with The Laundromat Project
Sunday, January 15 at 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Studio Museum in Harlem
Get inspired, creative, and in-touch at this hands-on workshop as part of Studio Museum’s Target Free Sundays. This homage to artist Romare Bearden and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asks you to collage a portrait of the person you aspire to be in 2012 by using some of Dr. King’s quotes as a source of inspiration…your completed portrait will integrate color, Xerox copies, magazines, textiles and a big splash of imagination, of course.
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26th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 16 at 10:30 AM
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s enduring legacy in this uplifting, music-filled tribute. It’s the largest public celebration honoring him in NYC. Featured musical guests include Toshi Reagon, BIGLovely and The Institutional Radio Choir C.O.G.I.C. of Brooklyn. Stick around after the program, as BAM Rose Cinemas presents a free screening of the film The Black Power Mixtape 1967—1975. This stirring documentary shares never-before-seen interviews with many leaders of the Black Power Movement.
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Artists Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 16 at 6:30 PM
Symphony Space
Dr. King’s call for justice and peace rings in the halls of Symphony Space for this roof-raising tribute. The program will bring his memory to life through performances across the spectrum…expect dance, video, a jazz ensemble and gospel choirs.
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Originally published January 2012
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