Date & Time

January 20, 2020
6:30-8 pm
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center


Events are free and open to the public
No registration required


Join us for our annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations, a tribute to Dr. King’s life and legacy featuring keynote speakers, live entertainment, and the presentation of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Living the Dream award at MLK Recreation Center.

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The annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration includes a keynote presentation, live entertainment and a tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The celebration is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Refreshments will be available following the program.


Event Details

Living the Dream Award

The MPRB will present its “Living the Dream” award to an individual, business, or community group who has demonstrated dedication and distinguished service to the MPRB and the lives of Minneapolis residents. The honoree must act consistently with the teachings and examples of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the award is intended to recognize those whose work embodies Dr. King’s message of justice for all and commitment to community.

To submit a nomination, please complete the online form below:

Living The Dream Online Nomination Form

Or download the paper form below, and mail or email, it to Event Manager, Tom Godfrey at:

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Attn: Tom Godfrey
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411



Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center
4055 Nicollet Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55409

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Come and celebrate the life and movement of Dr. King. This event will be open to the public with recitals, choirs, music, dance, a guest speaker, and an old fashion soul food dinner.


Central Gym 3400 Fourth Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55408

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Feeding the Dream Food Drive

The Celebration will mark the conclusion of the 10th Annual “Feeding the Dream” food drive. The food drive will take place at participating recreation centers throughout the city through January 21. The community service project was initiated in the Fall of 2009 and since then more than 10,000 pounds of donations have been collected and donated to families in need throughout Minneapolis.


Powderhorn Recreation Center 3400 15th Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55407

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serving food at Powderhorn's martin luther king junior day celebration

Feeding the Dream Food Drive Donation

Please look for a donation box at your local recreation center and contribute non-perishable food items to this important cause through January 21.

Event Contacts

Feeding the Dream Food Drive Inquiries

Tom Godfrey Email: Phone: 612-230-6484

Media Requests

Dawn Sommers Email: Phone: 612-230-6407