Date & Time

January 21, 2019
11 am-2 pm: Powderhorn Recreation Center
3-4:30 pm: Central Gym
6:30-7:30 pm: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center

Registration

Events are free and open to the public
No registration required

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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.

2019 Flyer [PDF]

Event Details

  • Keynote Speaker

    Paul Robinson (Senior Community Leadership Manager, The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation & Pastor, Grace Outreach Church)

     

  • Performances

    Chastity Brown (Award Winning Singer/Songwriter)

     

  • Emcee

    Chad Jackson (Manager, Corporate Partner Sales – Minnesota Twins)

     

  • Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  “Living the Dream” award will be presented to Andrea Jenkins.
  • Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event.

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. Living the Dream Criteria and Nomination Form [PDF]

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.

Address

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

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superintendent Jayne Miller speaking

3-4:30 pm

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.

Address

Central Gym 3400 Fourth Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55408

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11 am-2 pm

Event Details

Celebrate the history of Martin Luther King, Jr. with performances and lunch. Doors open at 11 am. Be sure to join us for this free, family-friendly event. Volunteers are welcome!

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.

Address

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: tgodfrey@minneapolisparks.org Phone: 612-230-6484

Media Requests

Dawn Sommers Email: dsommers@minneapolisparks.org Phone: 612-230-6407