MLK Jr. Day Open House at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
by Jennifer Sammons
School's out! Need a way to entertain the family for Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Here's some holiday-related events to educate and keep them busy on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.
Fee Free Day, Enjoy free admission to National Parks, Forests and Wildlife Refuges nationwide. FREE.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
MLK Jr. Day, 10am – 5pm, Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. Learn how Dr. King fought for racial equality and engage your own passion for what you believe in. Free with admission. 617-426-6500; bostonkids.org.
MLK Jr. Day Open House, 10am – 4:45pm, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Take a family tour, join Story Hour, make your own art or watch music and dance performances. FREE. 617-267-9300; mfa.org.
Benkadi Drum and Dance, 10:30am, JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston. This group performs dances showcasing traditional rhythms and movements of West Africa. Reservations required. FREE. 617-514-1644;jfklibrary.org.
MLK Jr. Tribute Concert, 7pm, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. Boston Children’s Chorus and vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth pay tribute to and celebrate Dr. King’s memory. Ticket prices TBA. 617-778-2242; bostonchildrenschorus.org.
Celebration of MLK Jr., 11:30am – 4pm, Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South St., Providence, R.I. Explore an MLK exhibit and watch a performance about civil rights heroes. Free with admission. 401-273-5437; childrenmuseum.org.
MLK Jr. Day, 10am – 3pm, Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History, 241 Wellesley St., Weston. Learn about Dr. King through stamps. Make a stamp collection and design your own stamp. Free with admission. 617-784-5838; spellman.org.